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Canada raises $7.2 billion in auction of 3.5 GHz frequencies for 5G

The government of Canada raised a total of CAD8.9 billion ($7.2 billion) in its auction of 3.5 GHz spectrum, which will be used by local carrier to further expand 5G services in the country. The spectrum auction, initially set to take place in June 2020...

Telefonica, Orange secure additional 5G spectrum in Spain

The Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation announced it has awarded the remaining two 10-megahertz blocks of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band to local carriers Orange and Telefonica. The Spanish government had awarded frequencies in the 3.5 GHz band in two previous...

Vodafone Germany reaches 10 million people with its 5G network

German operator Vodafone Germany announced that its 5G network currently covers 10 million people across the country. In a release, the carrier said that its 5G technology has been recently activated in 300 new cities and municipalities across Germany. "We launched the first 5G network in...

Singtel launches 5G SA trial network for Singaporean enterprises

  Singaporean operator Singtel has deployed a 5G standalone (SA) trial network at its 5G Garage testing facility, the telco said in a release. The network, which uses spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band and Ericsson’s Massive MIMO technology, aims to provide local enterprises with early...

Vodafone Spain’s 5G coverage already reaches 21 cities: Report

  Vodafone Spain has activated its 5G network in a total of 21 cities across the country, after having launched the technology in six new cities over the last months, Europa Press reported, citing  the company’s CEO Antonio Coimbra. Coimbra said 5G services are now available...

New Zealand announces direct allocation of 5G spectrum due to COVID-19

  The government of New Zealand has cancelled an auction for short-term, early access rights in the 3.5 GHz band for 5G services and announced instead a direct allocation to three local carriers. Earlier this month, the government had postponed the process due to the constraints...

Singapore awards two licenses to construct standalone 5G networks

  Singtel and a joint venture between StarHub Mobile and M1 were awarded licenses to build two nationwide standalone (SA) 5G networks in Singapore, , local telecommunications regulator IMDA said. The winners were each allocated 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band. IMDA noted that...

Bell to launch 5G services this year using Nokia’s RAN equipment: CEO

  Bell Canada expects to start the construction of its 5G network this year, using equipment from Finnish vendor Nokia, the company’s CEO Mirko Bibic said during a conference call with investors. “Nokia will be the first provider of 5G RAN equipment in our network. And...

Hong Kong mobile carriers acquire 5G spectrum in the 3.5GHz band

  Mobile operators in Hong Kong each acquired 50 megahertz of 3.5GHz spectrum in the first of three 5G auctions, raising a total of HKD1.006 billion ($128 million), the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) reported. "Four bidders, namely China Mobile Hong Kong Company Limited (CMHK),...

Optus completes 5G data call using 3.5 GHz spectrum in Australia

  The carrier aims to launch 5G fixed wireless in the country in the first half of 2019 Australian carrier Optus said it has successfully completed a 5G data call using 3.5 GHz spectrum and 60 megahertz of channel bandwidth. The call was made from an Optus...

Analyst Angle Webinar: Enterprise: expanding role and needs, and growing opportunity for mobile operators and neutral hosts

As the enterprise relentlessly moves to wireless as the default communication modality in all locations, the role of wireless connectivity changes and performance requirements grow. Wi-Fi continues to be the fundamental technology for indoor data traffic, but cellular and other technologies play an increasingly...

FiSci Technologies and Gigabeam Networks launch high-speed internet

  On Sept 9 FiSci Technologies and Gigabeam Networks launched a new, low-cost, high-speed internet service for the residents of Whitesburg, KY. Citing frustrations from Whitesburg residents with current internet providers speed and price, FiSci Technologies approached Gigabeam Networks with the intention of providing the back-end...

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