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

5G Supply Market Trends: Second Stakeholder Workshop on 19 May 2021

The workshop is the second stakeholder workshop in the 5G Supply Market Trends project that has been launched by the European Commission in September 2020. The first stakeholder workshop on 5G Equipment and Supply Market Trends and Perspectives of Open Initiatives was held on 16 December 2020. The study on 5G Supply Market Trends aims […]

Spain completes 3.5 GHz spectrum assignment for 5G in a day

Telefonica and Orange were the only two bidders to apply to participate in the SMRA bidding at the end of December 2020

Sweden completes 3.5 GHz spectrum auction for 5G in one day

The auction raised 2.32 billion SEK (226 million EUR)

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

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Latest News outside Europe

Ofcom announces results of 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz auction’s principal stage

EE and O2/Telefonica were the largest spenders with bids above 448 million GBP (523.6 million EUR)

Chile completes first 5G spectrum auction in Latin America

1800 MHz in the 700 MHz, the AWS, the 3.5 GHz and the 26 GHz frequencies collected globally 327.6 billion CLP (376.9 million EUR)

Spectrum auction raised 778 billion INR (9 billion EUR) in India, but 700MHz spectrum was left unsold for second time

India’s Department of Telecommunications put up for sale a total of 2,308 MHz of airwaves across seven bands

Highly coveted US auction for 3.7 GHz spectrum reached 81.1 billion USD after 2 months

The FCC considers auctioning 2.5 GHz and 3.45 GHz bands later in 2021

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