Some players started to announce they had launched commercially 5G.
5G is heating up in the world. Some players started to announce they had launched commercially 5G.
Elisa reported its 5G network carried a 5G phone call on June 27th, 2018 between the Estonian minister of Economy and her Finnish colleague in Finland. Tests performed showed data speeds of 2.2 Gbps. That said, the first 5G licences would be made available in the 3.4-3.6 GHz frequencies in Autumn 2018.
Outside Europe, Ooredoo in Qatar claimed in May 2018 to be the first world player to launch 5G nationally with 50 sites registered late in July 2018 and 50 additional base stations to be added in August 2018 (see here the 5G launch event). Ooredoo seems to be providing 5G wTTH services on 3.5 GHz spectrum domestically with the very few compatible devices available (25 devices according to Gulf times). Ooredoo showcased its device on a video here). Considering 5G mobile devices are not ready yet, it states it is waiting for manufacturers to produce 5G capable devices (June 2019).