5G news


Orange Belgium deploys Standalone 5G

Together with partners Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle, the mobile operator is deploying a 5G Standalone core network on a cloud-native


Tele2 Lithuania launches 5G

The service will use recently acquired spectrum from the country’s 5G auctions.5G ObservatoryRead More


Belgian regulator considers spectrum for private 5G networks

BIPT is consulting on a proposal to open up the 3.8-4.2 GHz band for 5G private networks.5G ObservatoryRead More


Spain and Portugal trail first 5G autonomous public transport

The 5G-driven public transport system had its first run crossing the Spanish-Portuguese border.5G ObservatoryRead More


European operators pilot 5G holographic calls

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone Group teamed up with company Matsuko for a trial to make holographic calls employing


Estonia and Latvia sign a coordination agreement for 3.6 GHz

The new cross-border agreement ensures better 5G coverage without interference.5G ObservatoryRead More


EU telcos say streaming companies should make “fair contribution” to 5G network investment

The comments relate to a wider political debate about whether the “over-the-top” players which generate so much network traffic should


5G Stand Alone with network slicing launched in Finland

A deal with Nokia will allow the Finnish operator Telia to boost its broadband offering by providing Fixed Wireless Access


5G Observatory workshop scheduled for 20th October

The 5G Observatory will be holding its 4th Stakeholder Workshop on Thursday, 20th October between 10:30 – 13:30.5G ObservatoryRead More


Vodafone Germany trials network slicing

The network operator adapted the technology to use its 4G network so it can support more end-user devices.5G ObservatoryRead More


Rakuten and NEC launch commercial Open RAN site on Virgin Media O2’s network

The deployment will take place in the Northamptonshire region.5G ObservatoryRead More


A1 Slovenia launches 5G fixed wireless access service

The mobile operator says its new service will benefit consumers struggling with slow broadband connections.5G ObservatoryRead More


Nokia trials network slicing with Google

The two companies trialled the technology using a Google Pixel 6 phone.5G ObservatoryRead More


Lithuania completes 700 MHz auction

Lithuanian regulator RRT has now awarded two out of three 5G pioneer bands.5G ObservatoryRead More


Samsung to build private 5G network for the Korean government

The move is part of a government initiative to allow companies that aren’t telecom operators to build private 5G networks.5G


Ireland considering short-term 700 MHz and 2.1 GHz licences

The Irish regulator ComReg is considering these licences after it was forced to delay its formal auction following legal action.5G


Spain announces second phase of 5G and 6G R&D fund

The Spanish government is offering an extra €116 million euros in funding for new R&D projects.5G ObservatoryRead More


Vodafone and Ericsson launch continuity service for 5G-powered factory in Hungary

Ericsson and Vodafone developed the support service to ensure a reliable 5G private network.5G ObservatoryRead More


1&1 conducts first live test of its 5G network

Germany’s emerging fourth mobile operator has completed the first live test of its in-house 5G network.5G ObservatoryRead More


Vodafone Germany launches 5G private network inside a greenhouse

The german mobile operator has installed a private network in pharmaceutical company Bayer’s research greenhouse.5G ObservatoryRead More


European Commission to host digital matchmaking workshop for 5G funding

The workshop will take place on the 20th of September in preparation for the second round of funding for 5G


Estonia completes 3.6 GHz spectrum auction

The Estonian regulator has raised a total of €17.3 million from the award.5G ObservatoryRead More


Lithuania completes 3.6 GHz auction

Lithuanian regulator RRT has confirmed that it has sold all licences on offer in the band.5G ObservatoryRead More


Parisian financial district launches call for 26 GHz 5G projects

La Défense in Paris is inviting bids for projects to test 5G in the 26 GHz band.5G ObservatoryRead More


Political agreement reached on the 2030 Policy Programme: Path to the Digital Decade

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU have reached a political agreement on the programme.5G ObservatoryRead More


Telia says it covers 1/3rd of Estonia’s population with 5G

Estonian operator Telia says it now operates 204 5G base stations and is using its newly acquired spectrum licences in


5G Observatory releases new July 2022 report

The 5G Observatory has published its latest report which gives readers an overview of 5G developments within the EU and


BT to deploy a 5G private network at the port of Tyne

Broadband provider BT has announced it will build a private network at the north-eastern port of Tyne in Britain.5G ObservatoryRead


Upgrading cell towers could save enough energy to power entire cities

Upgrading to more efficient cellular radio towers could save enough electricity to power cities such as Phoenix, New Orleans or


Frankfurt Airport and NTT to build “Europe’s largest” private 5G network

Work on building 5G infrastructure for the project is due to begin in the third quarter of this year.5G ObservatoryRead


Cosmote says its 5G network now covers 70% of Greece’s population

The Greek mobile network operator says it expects its network to cover 80% of the population by the end of


Report: Private 4G/5G equipment market slowing

Telecom market analyst Dell’Oro Group says the private wireless radio access network (RAN) market is developing at a slower pace


Telefónica says its 5G network now reaches 50% of Germany’s population

The mobile network provider says it has reached its target six months ahead of schedule.5G ObservatoryRead More


Telefónica and Ericsson complete 5G network slicing demo

The companies have also agreed to share their findings with the GSMA and the wider industry.5G ObservatoryRead More


Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales partner to bring 5G to space

The three companies say they will conduct tests involving non-terrestrial 5G networks connected to smartphones.5G ObservatoryRead More


NOS Portugal opens 5G innovation hub

Portuguese operator NOS says the hub will host experiments and trials of 5G use cases and technologies.5G ObservatoryRead More


Nokia to lead 6G project

Nokia will lead a new 6G project funded by the German government called 6G-ANNA.5G ObservatoryRead More


T-Mobile Netherlands signs long-term contract with Ericsson

T-Mobile says it will use Ericsson equipment for its upcoming 5G network. The company had previously used Huawei for its


Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson trial cross-border 5G

The two companies conducted the test at the German and French border, as well as the border of Germany and


Italy awards more 5G infrastructure funding contracts

A joint venture between Italian mobile operators Vodafone and TIM has won six lots of funding with a combined value


China’s fourth mobile operator launches 5G

State-owned telecom operator China Broadnet will use its 700 MHz spectrum holdings to run its new network.5G ObservatoryRead More


Belgium completes 5G spectrum auction

Citymesh Mobile has emerged as a fourth operator in the Belgian market by securing spectrum in all the bands on


Nokia and Proximus conduct 5G network slicing trial

Nokia and Belgian operator Proximus tested the technology at the Proximus 5G Innovation Lab in Brussels.5G ObservatoryRead More


Airbus expands 5G private network to new European countries

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus says it will deploy its 5G private network in UK and Spain in the coming months.5G ObservatoryRead


Elisa Estonia launches 5G using new 3.6 GHz licence

Elisa says its network will initially be used to offer fixed wireless access (FWA) home and office broadband services.5G ObservatoryRead


Nokia launches 5G lab in France

Nokia has announced it will be heading the “5G Innov Lab” platform which will serve as a testing ground for


Report: 37% of private mobile network deployments use 5G

A new report published by Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) finds that 5G private networks are growing in popularity, although


Telecom Italia secures €725 million in 5G infrastructure funding

The Italian government’s implementing body for the scheme, Infratel, announced that Telecom Italia (TIM) would be the first company to


India announces 5G auction to take place in July

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has announced that the much-anticipated auction will award a total of 72 GHz of spectrum


Spanish government to offer €150 million for 5G infrastructure

Spain has announced plans to fund 5G infrastructure in areas with poor mobile data coverage.5G ObservatoryRead More


Nokia signs ten-year deal with T-Mobile Polska

Nokia will be responsible for the modernisation of the operator’s radio infrastructure as well as the rollout of 5G.5G ObservatoryRead


Brazil considers 5G restrictions over altimeter concerns

The Brazilian telecommunications regulator Anatel has proposed curbs on 5G base stations operating near airports.5G ObservatoryRead More


Telefónica Germany to deploy portable 5G base stations

Telefónica Germany, which operates under the brand name O2, hopes to use the base stations to provide additional capacity for


Orange Spain trials 5G security in the port of Vigo

The mobile operator says it successfully tested a surveillance system that included the use of drones in the Spanish port.5G