As 5G is gearing up for market deployment, the European 5G Observatory provides updates on all of the latest market developments, including actions being undertaken by the private and public sectors, in the field of 5G. The 5G observatory also delivers an analysis of the strategic implications of the 5G Action Plan and other public policy objectives.

The Observatory focuses on 5G developments in Europe, along with major international developments (USA, Japan, China, South Korea) that could impact the European market.

Latest News in Europe

The 5G Greek auction raised 372.3 million EUR

The long-awaited multi-band 5G auction in Greece ended on December 16, 2020 after six rounds of bidding. It raised 372.3 million EUR just exceeding targets of 367 million EUR. The three current MNOs got spectrum in all bands for sale (700 MHz, 2 GHz, 3.4-3.8 GHz and 26 GHz). Vodafone spent the most with 130.2 […]

Free Mobile launched commercial 5G services in France

The operator launched 5G at the price of 4G

Slovak Telekom launches 5G

The network is available in eight districts of Bratislava

5G commercial launches in France

Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR have launched 5G commercial services in France

Slovakia’s regulator auctioned 700 MHz spectrum

The sale raised 100.23 million EUR

HT launches 5G in Croatia

Hrvatski Telekom (HT) switched on Croatia’s first commercial 5G network

Completion of the Czech 5G auction in the 700 MHz and 3.4-3.6 GHz spectrum bands

The regulator stated five groups won spectrum, paying a total of 5.6 billion crowns (211 million EUR)

Telenor launches Sweden’s fourth 5G network

2.3GHz and 3.5GHz auction will begin on November 10

Vivacom launches first 5G network in Bulgaria

5G coverage is available in the central urban areas of all 27 biggest cities in the country

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Latest News outside Europe

Rakuten launches 5G services in Japan

Greenfield operator Rakuten launched commercial 5G services in late September 2020

First mid-band auction concluded in the USA

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded Priority Access Licenses in the 3550-3650 MHz band,during the first mid-band auction in the USA.

5G commercial services in Canada

Rogers Communications started offering 5G services in March 2020

Canada postpones 3.5GHz spectrum auction

The auction is now scheduled to start on June 15, 2021.

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