The 5G Observatory has published its new quarterly report which gives readers an updated overview of major new 5G developments in Europe and international markets.
News outside of the EU
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.
According to the GSA, which represents mobile equipment suppliers, the number of announced 5G devices rose by 3.2% in March of this year.
British mobile operator EE says it is the first European network to combine seven spectrum carriers and achieve speeds up to 2.2 Gbps.
The operator also says it has raised €255m through a special loan programme to further expand its network.
The British network operator says that usage of its 5G network has increased by 385% since 2020.
The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has concluded its auction for licences in the 2.3 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands.
The operator will build a marine-focused private network in collaboration with Nokia in the port of Plymouth.
South African regulator ICASA has announced that it has raised a total of €891m in its long-awaited auction.
New data by Counterpoint Research suggests that 51% of all smartphones sold in January 2022 were 5G capable.