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

Draft 5G auction conditions in Germany

The BundesNetzAgentur released 5G auction draft conditions awaiting final validation in November 26, 2018.

5G in the UK: EE expands 5G trials while 3 UK reveals a £2 billion investment plan

EE announced the opening of nine sites for 5G NR trials, and 3 UK announced an investment plan for the development and commercial launch of 5G services

700MHz auctions planned for 2019 in Spain and Belgium

The frequency band will be gradually released for 5G applications by March 2020 in Spain

Vodafone announced its 5G partners in Germany

Vodafone Germany partners up with Deutsche Bahn and automobile firms for the first 5G mast in the country.

ARCEP consultation: 5G and Innovation

ARCEP launched a public consultation on 5G spectrum allocation methods and conditions

ESA actions in the 5G field

How to get ESA funding for trials combining 5G with space applications in the context of 5Groningen?

Deutsche Telekom has taken another step towards commercial 5G launch

Deutsche Telekom announced a network partnership with Telefonica in October 2018 and an eight-point plan on 5G for Germany.

Italian 5G spectrum auction

The auction on 21 September raised 4.42 billion EUR, of which 2.2 billion EUR for mid-range frequencies

3.4-3.8 GHz auctions in Finland

The 130 MHz licences were awarded to the three different players

Latest News outside Europe

NTT DoCoMo pre-commercial launch of 5G services in September 2019

1,800 companies joined DoCoMo’s 5G Open partner program that expects to reach 5,000 partners by 2021

The FCC’s 5G Fast Plan

The FCC announced its 5G Fast Plan regarding spectrum, infrastructure and regulations

Ooredoo tests a driverless 5G flying taxi

Ooredoo tested a 5G connected aerial taxi at The Pearl-Qatar

Verizon 5G home services

Verizon started marketing 5G Home service on September 13th, 2018 with online orders.

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