O2 is preparing to refarm 2G spectrum in the event that legal challenges hold up the UK’s upcoming spectrum auction, its Chief Executive has said.
Vodafone UK has redeployed part of its 3G spectrum to boost its 4G coverage.
Operator CEOs have issued their latest plea for "genuine spectrum reform" to the European Union, arguing failure to change will hold back "innovation, growth and development for decades to come".
Two incumbents and two new players have divided the spoils in the Czech Republic's auction of the 3.7GHz band.
The UK should create stable spectrum availability for the 26GHz band in order to ensure a "stable network investment environment", a cross-industry body of telcos has said.
UK regulator Ofcom has imposed caps on the levels of spectrum operators can hold, sparking fury at Three, which said the move was "a kick in the teeth for consumers" that did not go far enough.
Wholesale network provider Arqiva has bolstered its spectrum holdings with a licence in the 28GHz band, as it prepares to trial a key 5G technology in the UK.
French regulator Arcep said the country could be in a position to launch 5G services next year, as it announced plans to free up spectrum for the technology.
The European Union is taking a "timid" approach to 5G, increasing rules and complexity, and risking a "grim" environment for the technology, operators have said.
Telenor and Telia have come away as winners in the 900MHz spectrum auction held by Norway's Communications Authority.
Five Irish operators have divided the spoils in the country's 3.6GHz spectrum auction, as regulator ComReg seeks to pave the way towards 5G.
A botched approach to 5G by the European Union would damage the economy and society, the GSMA and European Telecommunications Network Operators association has warned.
The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) is making new chunks of spectrum available for large-scale tests of 5G this year.
Nokia has completed pre-standard testing of LTE calls on 600MHz spectrum as telcos mull how the band can best be used.
The EU has agreed to coordinate the use of the ultra-high frequency (470-790MHz) spectrum band for wireless communications as it looks towards 5G deployment.
KPN has blasted the Dutch government’s proposed spectrum policy and demanded changes, saying that the country is headed for a “false start” on 5G.
Ofcom has proposed the three primary bands that will be used for 5G in the UK.
DNA and Sonera will debut the first 4G base stations in Finland using the 700MHz spectrum band tomorrow (1 February).
The Chief Executive of O2 UK has called for the country's Prime Minister to intervene in a "imbalanced" spectrum landscape and relax planning laws.
France's telecoms regulator is exploring how the 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz bands could meet cellular demand for LTE, 5G and Internet of Things networks.
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