THE Gigabit Society

The 2016 Gigabit Society policy set out a vision for connectivity in the EU over the next decade, stimulating the high-capacity networks needed to grow the digital economy.

By 2025 the major targets are 100 Mbps networks for all households; gigabit connectivity for key businesses and institutions; uninterrupted 5G coverage for all urban areas and major transport paths; and access to mobile data everywhere. Read more here.

Deutsche Telekom tests hybrid 5G home internet

Deutsche Telekom is offering a 5G home internet service to a small sample of existing customers

South Korea leads in 5G rollout, followed by China and Japan

This was one of the key takeaways from the third 5G Observatory workshop, which also highlighted green issues and the need to reconsider geographic coverage.

5G Observatory stakeholder workshop taking place this Thursday

Titled 5G in the Digital Decade, the virtual workshop will review findings from the previous report and look ahead to the latest market trends and global developments.

Nokia restarts O-RAN Alliance work

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Nokia has resumed its technical contribution to the O-RAN alliance after the group announced assurances its work complied with US regulation.

UK Government launches competition to boost 5G rollout

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The UK government has launched a £4m pound competition that will explore ways to make it easier for mobile operators to deploy 5G infrastructure on public street furniture such as lampposts and bus shelters.

Orange starts testing Fixed Wireless Access in Galcia

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Spanish operator Orange has begun testing a Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network in partnership with Ericsson.

Telefonica and NEC announce open RAN trials in Spain, Germany, the UK and Brazil

Telefonica and NEC have announced the launch of an Open-RAN live pilot in four global markets.

Telekom reaches 85% of Germans with 5G

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Telekom Deutschland has announced that its 5G network covers 85% of Germans.

Mediacom prepares to launch fixed wireless access for rural areas

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US cable operator Mediacom Communications has outlined its plan to launch a fixed wireless access (FWA) internet service using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.

Nokia pauses O-RAN alliance work due to fear of US penalties

Nokia has informed the O-RAN alliance that it is suspending technical work in the group, due to fears over US penalties.

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