Bouygues Telecom, Cellnex, KPN, MTN, Telefonica and WindTre have come together in a new telco alliance, named Alaian, to connect their innovation ecosystems and support startups in 5G-based ventures.
THE 5G trials
The initiative will allow local companies to test their solutions and services and will use licences in the 4.5 GHz and 28 GHz bands.
In January 2019, the Government and ARCEP issued a joint call for the creation of 5G trial platforms that would be open to third parties and using the 26 GHz band.
T-Mobile tests in The Hague, VodafoneZiggo in Maastricht
Application procedures are open to third parties and available from 31 January to 31 March 2019
The first European 5G NR video call was achieved in Rome by TIM and Qualcomm
Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson demonstrated a 40Gbps data transmission rate with ultra-low latency in the E-band spectrum of mmWaves
6.85 billion GBP for full fibre and 5G upgrades by 2021
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
Ooredoo tested a 5G connected aerial taxi at The Pearl-Qatar