THE Connectivity Toolbox

Issued by the European Commission in 2020, the Connectivity Toolbox is a set of best practices that aim to enable a timely rollout of 5G and fast broadband. Recommendations include creating incentives for investment and regularly reviewing national spectrum plans.

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Lithuania completes 3.6 GHz auction

Lithuanian regulator RRT has confirmed that it has sold all licences on offer in the band.

Estonia completes 3.6 GHz spectrum auction

The Estonian regulator has raised a total of €17.3 million from the award.

Belgium completes 5G spectrum auction

Citymesh Mobile has emerged as a fourth operator in the Belgian market by securing spectrum in all the bands on offer.

Elisa Estonia launches 5G using new 3.6 GHz licence

Elisa says its network will initially be used to offer fixed wireless access (FWA) home and office broadband services.

The Netherlands to award 3.6 GHz band in late 2023

A special advisory committee to the Dutch government has released its recommendation for moving forward on the delayed spectrum award.

Slovakia completes 3.5 GHz 5G auction

The country’s leading four operators all won licences in the award, which raised a total of €63.6 million.

EU27 achieve 64% 5G population coverage

The new 5G Observatory report reveals a significant increase in the levels of 5G coverage.

Report: greater use of non-pioneer bands linked to lower download speeds

The new 5G Observatory report says two thirds of European mobile operators are including non-pioneer bands in their 5G rollout.

Global 5G smartphone sales surpass 4G for the first time

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New data by Counterpoint Research suggests that 51% of all smartphones sold in January 2022 were 5G capable.

Lithuanian regulator to allow operators to use existing spectrum holdings for 5G

The ruling, which was made by the Lithuanian Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) will likely enable mobile operators to roll out 5G faster.

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