The GSMA has urged the European Union to move "quickly and boldly" on spectrum policy if the continent's operators are to reestablish themselves as "global technology leaders".
Switzerland is gearing up for a wide-ranging spectrum auction next year, as the country's authorities look to solve LTE bottleneck issues and lay the groundwork for 5G.
A new EU-backed study has backed operator demands for long spectrum licences but claims new approaches such as spectrum sharing may be needed to support 5G.
Three UK is seeking a judicial review to overturn Ofcom’s ruling on the upcoming spectrum auction, it has confirmed.
Nokia is to start developing technology based on 3GPP's 5G New Radio for the first time and has called for governments to do more to free up low and mid-range spectrum for trials and deployments.
Three and Vodafone are closing in on EE in the UK mobile network race, according to analysis by RootMetrics.
MTS has boosted its spectrum holdings in the Urals region of Russia by acquiring the regional MNO Bashkortostan Cellular Communication (BCC).
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.
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