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Bite Lithuania claims 5G speed record ahead of launch

The mobile operator says it achieved speeds of 2.679 Gbps.5G ObservatoryRead More


Finland and South Korea to collaborate on 6G

The new research project will develop a system architecture for 6G.5G ObservatoryRead More


ETNO says Europe’s 5G rollout is lagging behind global peers

The association says although 5G coverage has increased, Europe is not as advanced the United States, South Korea and China.5G


European Commission launches second call for 6G projects

The application period will begin on January 17 and end on April 26.5G ObservatoryRead More


Vodafone UK trials standalone 5G

Vodafone is trialling the network with “select customers” in seven locations across the country.5G ObservatoryRead More


European Commission to fund 5G research for defence applications

A new consortium brings together vendors, technology companies and research institutes from 11 EU Member States.5G ObservatoryRead More


German telecoms regulator reviews 5G coverage targets

Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Vodafone all claim to have largely met the coverage obligations.5G ObservatoryRead More


France issues €750 million call for 5G and 6G projects

The French government is supporting research and development (R&D) projects on advanced 5G and future network generations.5G ObservatoryRead More


Spain to offer up €60 million for 5G projects

The funding will be available for 5G projects in areas of tourism, security and connected vehicles.5G ObservatoryRead More


A1 Slovenia records a 45% increase in data usage in 2022

The operator also says its 5G network now reaches 66% of the country’s population.5G ObservatoryRead More


Asus to deploy smart city technology in Germany

Plans include the deployment of a private 5G campus network.5G ObservatoryRead More


US aviation regulator proposes deadline for 5G safeguards on planes

Airlines will need to install 5G resilient radio altimeters by early 2024.5G ObservatoryRead More


New German market entrant 1&1 launches fixed wireless service

1&1 has begun to roll out its 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) service in Frankfurt am Main and Karlsruhe.5G ObservatoryRead


Italian operators launch 5G infastructure sharing company

WindTre and Iliad have launched a joint venture company called Zefiro Net which will facilitate infastructure sharing in rural areas


5G Observatory scoreboard updated

Romania and Estonia’s spectrum auctions are now reflected in the scoreboard which keeps track of 5G developments in Europe.5G ObservatoryRead


A1 Austria reaches 2 GB/s in 5G Standalone trial

Nokia and A1 Telekom Austria hit peak downlink data rates on the operator’s SA 5G network by implementing three-channel aggregation.5G


Spanish universities launch 5G courses

Through the Qualcomm Wireless Academy (QWA) program, students from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, the University of Malaga and the


Europe launches next phase of 6G Research and Innovation Programme

The second phase consists of another call for project proposals under Horizon Europe. The Commission set aside €132 million for


As the EU embraces cell phone calls on planes, could the US be next?

European travelers will soon be able to chat it up over their 5G-enabled mobile devices on airplanes without fear of


Vodafone and Porsche build “hybrid” private 5G network

A new 5G network is now operating at the Nardo Technical Centre (NTC) in Southern Italy.5G ObservatoryRead More


Italian 5G private network market could be worth €200 million by 2025

Although growth in 5G private networks in Italy has been slow so far, a new report from the 5G &


Nearly 1000 organisations now deploying private networks

This figure has increased by about 66 since Q2, with a 60-40 split between LTE and 5G deployment technologies.5G ObservatoryRead


China grants first 5G private network licence

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has granted the licence to a domestic aeroplane manufacturer.5G ObservatoryRead More


NEC to build 5G campus network at Spanish University

The Japanese technology firm has teamed up with the University of Murcia in Spain to provide an experimental 5G platform


Telefónica Germany to move 5G core network to the cloud

The operator, which provides services under the brand name O2 says this move will allow it to quickly deploy and


Vodafone Spain launches 5G home broadband service

The operator has launched its “5G Home” service which was first revealed during Mobile World Congress earlier this year.5G ObservatoryRead


Vodafone remotely controls train using 5G

The German mobile operator has successfully completed a trial in which a train was controlled remotely from over 340km away.5G


European Commission greenlights 5G on planes

The Commission says this decision will pave the way for the widespread deployment of on-board 5G.5G ObservatoryRead More


5G Observatory workshop summary now available

Slides from the 4th 5G Observatory stakeholder workshop have also been made available.5G ObservatoryRead More


79% of Germany now covered by 5G

A new report from the German telecoms regulator suggests that 5G coverage has increased by nearly 20% since October.5G ObservatoryRead


Indian companies show interest in private 5G

20 companies have applied for the direct allocation of 5G spectrum from India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT).5G ObservatoryRead More


Can we afford to keep ignoring Open RAN security?

I’m skeptical of ‘futurists’. Work closely enough with the development of technology solutions and you’ll know that the only certain


Romania completes multi-band auction

Romania has sold licences in the 700 MHz, 1500 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands, yet 24% of the


Estonia completes 700 MHz spectrum auction

The country has now awarded 2 out of 3 pioneer 5G spectrum bands.5G ObservatoryRead More


Nokia to lead German 6G sensing project

Nokia will lead the KOMSENS-6G project which is funded by the German government.5G ObservatoryRead More


Deutsche Telekom launches 5G test site at German port

The German mobile operator has begun construction of a private 5G network at the Port of Duisburg.5G ObservatoryRead More


Latvian 5G defence testbed expands

Both Nokia and Ericsson will launch private networks on the test site.5G ObservatoryRead More


Three Denmark reaches 70% population coverage

The Danish mobile operator aims to cover 100% of the population by 2023.5G ObservatoryRead More


Deutsche Telekom to lead 6G AR consortium

The operator is leading the new initiative as part of a wider program funded by the German government.5G ObservatoryRead More


Telefónica Germany reaches 75% 5G coverage

The German mobile operator says it now operates more than 18,000 5G antennas.5G ObservatoryRead More


TIM and Nokia deploy private 5G network at brazilian port

Brazilian mobile operator TIM is partnering with Nokia to develop a private 5G network in Brazil’s Santos port.5G ObservatoryRead More


5G Observatory successfully holds 4th stakeholder workshop

The consortium team presented the latest 5G developments in Europe followed by a panel discussion with stakeholders.5G ObservatoryRead More


Spain to reserve part of 26 GHz band for private networks

The Spanish competition regulator CNMC has published a draft law which proposes reserving spectrum for private networks.5G ObservatoryRead More


European Commission opens second round of 5G funding

The Commission has launched its second call for 5G projects under the Connecting Europe Facility Digital programme (CEF Digital).5G ObservatoryRead


5G Observatory workshop taking place tomorrow

A 5G Observatory workshop is taking place virtually tomorrow, between 10:30 – 13:30 CET.5G ObservatoryRead More


France awards 13 private 5G network licences in 3.8-4.0 GHz band

Various players including local authorities, universities and mobile operators have received licences.5G ObservatoryRead More


Vodafone Germany testing energy saving mode on its mobile network

The German operator is testing a “dynamic energy-saving mode” at 100 of its mobile network sites.5G ObservatoryRead More


5G Observatory releases latest quarterly report ahead of workshop on 20th October

The 5G Observatory has published its latest report on the state of 5G developments in the European Union. Its findings


Nokia to lead EU flagship 6G project

Nokia has announced that it will be the project leader for a new European Commission project called Hexa-X-II.5G ObservatoryRead More


Indian mobile operators begin launching 5G

Mobile operators Jio and Airtel have begun rolling out 5G in select cities.5G ObservatoryRead More


Telefónica Spain pilots 5G VR for patients with multiple sclerosis

The Spanish mobile operator is working together with La Princesa hospital in Madrid to develop the pilot.5G ObservatoryRead More


Vodafone Italy to cover 3 million homes with 5G home broadband by 2023

The mobile operator says its 5G FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) service is now available in 1,500 municipalities.5G ObservatoryRead More


Report: Europe trailing its peers in 5G rollout

A new report suggests more policy action is needed to ensure the EU can meet its Digital Decade Goals.5G ObservatoryRead


Three Austria launches standalone 5G home broadband services

The Austrian operator says it will use network slicing to offer 5G home broadband services in the country.5G ObservatoryRead More