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

Europe to harmonise Radio Spectrum in the 26 GHz Band

On 14 May 2019, the European Commission has adopted an Implementing Decision to harmonise the radio spectrum in the 24.25-27.5 GHz (or 26 GHz) band for the future use of 5G

5G race in the UK

Vodafone will launch 5G commercial service on July 3rd in 7 cities … and EE’s launch is ‘imminent”

Sunrise launches 5G in Switzerland, Swisscom announces its plan

Sunrise 5G network is live in more than 150 cities across Switzerland

Denmark completes auction of the 700 MHz band

The auction of 700, 900 and 2,300 MHz bands raised a total of EUR 296 million

T-Mobile Austria launches 5G for “friendly customers”

T-Mobile Austria acquired 110 MHz of spectrum throughout the country for a total price of €57 million

The Austrian 3.5GHz auction raised 188 million EUR

Austria awarded 20-year 3.4-3.8 GHz licences to the three national mobile incumbents and to four regional players for a total of 188 million EUR

5G network sharing considered as an option by the Danish action plan

5G will be deployed in 2020 on the 3.5GHz band for starters, then over 26GHz band

5G trials at Manchester airport by Vodafone

Vodafone switched on its 5G network at the city’s airport

T-Mobile’s 5G network deployed in The Hague

The roll-out will start this year to enable large scale deployments of 5G in 2020

Latest News outside Europe

Samsung S10 5G is available to Verizon’s 5G customers

Pre-orders for the Samsung S10 5G began at the end of April 2019.

Verizon announces new 5G cities

Verizon offers 5G in 20 new cities

Japan assigns 5G spectrum to four operators

In April 2019, The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has assigned spectrum in the 3.7 GHz, 4.5 GHz and 28 GHz bands

Canada concluded 600 MHz spectrum auction raising 2.30 billion euros

Canada’s 600 MHz band auction that started on March 12, concluded last week on April 4 with a total amount of 3.47 billion CAD (2.30 billion EUR) spent by Canadian wireless operators to build-up their 5G networks.

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