The operator group reports progress in Austria, Slovenia and Bulgaria.
Deutsche Telekom and Cosmote worked with Ericsson on a trial and test using higher frequency W-band as 5G backhaul for first time.
Regulator Ofcom's auction raised ‘only’ £1.36 billion (€1.58 billion) for the Treasury, much less than some pundits’ predictions of more than £2.5 billion.
The spectrum is to be auctioned with the government promising 18% more capacity for mobile services.
The Chairman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, said it would be ready for trials as soon as spectrum is available.
The organisations issued a statement saying the European telecoms industry wants to work with EU institutions, national governments and stakeholders to speed economic recovery after the pandemic.
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has approved the use of the 5G frequencies in the 3.5GHz range which were auctioned in Düsseldorf in late summer 2019.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told charity Electrosensitivity-UK it must not run the advert again in its current form as it contains unsubstantiated claims.
Over 20 countries globally have auctioned or allocated C-Band spectrum for mobile broadband, and Italian operators have paid the most per MHz per head of population.
Bosch has applied for 5G operating licences for selected German locations, saying it believes local area networks are “the way forward”.
Optimistic 5G forecasts assume that telcos’ spectrum needs are met, writes Saad Asif, a Contributing Analyst for MTN Consulting – and the upcoming WRC-19 is key to this.
Vodafone is the first UK operator to share unused 4G spectrum to help connect rural areas, following a recent decision by Ofcom.
From today, T-Mobile Netherlands (NL) will start testing 5G on the 700MHz frequency after it received two test licences from the spectrum regulator.
Three UK is deploying 1400MHz or ‘L-Band’ spectrum at its busiest sites to improve 4G performance as data usage soars.
The Danish Energy Agency has completed its latest spectrum auction and TDC has come away with the majority of the available assets.
Taking the right approach to spectrum could lead to a $565 billion boost to global GDP and $152 billion in extra tax revenue from 2020 to 2034, claimed the GSMA in its latest plea for a common sense approach to frequency distribution.
The GSMA has waded into the ongoing row about the German spectrum auction, accusing authorities of potentially poisoning 5G network investment.
Vodafone's new Group CEO has used the completion of the Italian spectrum auction to stress the need for governments to encourage investment into new networks.
Telia Finland was the biggest spender in Finland's spectrum auction as each of the country's operators came away with a 130MHz chunk of frequency.
Denmark has postponed its planned auction of 700MHz, 900MHz and 2.3GHz spectrum a day before the process was due to begin.
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