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 auctions in Switzerland raised $379 million

Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt completed the acquisition of available 5G spectrum

Harmonisation on 3.4-3.8 GHz radio spectrum kicks off in Europe

5G pioneer bands identified at EU level are the 700 MHz, the 3.6 GHz (3.4-3.8 GHz) and the 26 GHz (24.25-27.5 GHz) frequencies.

5G trials call for 26 GHz in France

Application procedures are open to third parties and available from 31 January to 31 March 2019

Vodafone and O2 agree to share 5G networks and split the bill in the UK

A collaboration for the deployment of 5G networks at 2,500 joint sites outside London

TIM and Qualcomm demonstrate a 5G video call

The first European 5G NR video call was achieved in Rome by TIM and Qualcomm

Orange deploys 5G in Marseille in partnership with Nokia

Orange announced the installation of 80 antennas in 2019 for a 5G network in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band

Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson demonstrated a high speed 5G connection in Athens

Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson demonstrated a 40Gbps data transmission rate with ultra-low latency in the E-band spectrum of mmWaves

700 MHz auction results in Sweden

PTS announced results for the first stage of its 700 MHz spectrum auction for 5G

Agreement signed to strengthen cooperation in cybersecurity and 5G

Representatives of the ECSO and the 5G IA have committed to working together to create a secure and trustworthy 5G communication network in Europe.

Latest News outside Europe

28 GHz frequencies auction in the USA

The FCC’s auction of residual 28 GHz (27.5-28.35 GHz) frequencies began on November 14th, 2018.

AT&T mobile 5G service launching on the 21st of December

AT&T is the first in the U.S. to launch of a commercial standard-based mobile 5G hotspot device

5G Spectrum in Asia Pacific

Chinese and Australian operators have been allocated 5G spectrum bands to prepare for 5G commercial launch

Commercial 5G Network launch in South-Korea

SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus turned on their 5G networks

all news outside Europe

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