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Four predictions for the European public safety market

European public safety market IoT growth rates are generally pegged at 15% Terrorism, natural disasters and humanitarian crises are all realities which shape public safety and disaster response in the European Union. As the region grapples with the complexities of cross-border cooperation and response, it...

5G Innovation Report Series: Europe

While U.S. operators and regulators have focused on millimeter wave for 5G services, Europe is deploying using mid-band spectrum. Operators around the continent have activated commercial 5G for consumer services. And, on the industrial front, there's significant momentum around private networks, particularly in Germany. Here...

Telecom Italia, Vodafone explore deal to share deployment of 5G network, report says

The two carriers intend to reach a final 5G agreement in Q1 2019 Italian carriers Vodafone and Telecom Italia (TIM) are currently in talks to jointly build a 5G network in Italy, according to a report by Bloomberg. The main goal of the construction of a...

EE adds nine 5G trial sites in London

The carrier aims to launch its 5G commercial service in 2019 U.K .telecom operator EE,  part of BT Group,  announced that nine 5G trial sites are now live across East London. “Deploying this brand new layer of our EE mobile network is far from straightforward, and...

German antitrust regulator supports new entrant in local mobile market

The German regulator also urged existing carriers to open up network infrastructure to MVNOs Germany’s antitrust regulator called for a fourth mobile carrier to enter the domestic market when 5G licenses are auctioned in 2019, Reuters reported. The Federal Cartel Office’s head Andreas Mundt suggested that...

EU continues 5G investment with $580 million loan to Nokia

Loan to Nokia follows $300 million in financing for Ericsson The Investment Plan for Europe, also called the Juncker Plan after European Commission President Jean-Claud Juncker, is designed to jumpstart private investment in European business development by providing public funds via the nonprofit European Investment...

Telefonica not planning 5G commercial launch before 2020

Telefonica said carriers launching the technology before that year will probably need to update software and equipment Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica is unlikely to announce the commercial launch of 5G services prior to 2020 since any equipment used would have to be changed and the...

Telenor takes on enterprise in-building wireless with Nextivity solution

Telenor calls enterprise in-building wireless a "top priority" The middleprise is currently the white whale of the in-building wireless vendor market. Declining carrier spend puts the capex impetus onto venue owners who know they need in-building wireless, but might not be fully aware of the...

Nokia connecting nearly 14,000 kilometers of railroads in Poland

Nokia claims to be the global market leader in GSM-R for railroads Railroad travel is a mainstay of both commuter and long-distance mobility within Europe. As such, European Union regulators have instituted what's called the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), which governs rail signaling...

Europe accounted for almost 14% of global small cell deployments last year

European carriers expected to deploy 412,000 non-residential small cells this year Europe accounted for 13.7% of all non-residential small cell deployments last year, according to the latest report by the Small Cell Forum. Last year, carriers in the region deployed 208,000 small cells. In total, 1.52...

Nokia secures 5G carrier deal in Saudi Arabia

STC also working on 5G with Ericsson, Cisco and Huawei Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced a cooperation agreement with Nokia, under which the two partners will work to launch a 5G network in Saudi Arabia in 2018. STC and Nokia agreed to jointly work towards...

Microsoft expands cloud presence in Middle East, Europe

Microsoft to open data centers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Microsoft announced plans to open its first data centers in the Middle East, while expanding its data centers in Europe. The Middle East data centers will be located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in United Arab Emirates....

U.K. cities to generate annual savings of more than $8 billion with 5G, O2 finds

The U.K. government plans to kick off a 5G spectrum auction on March 20 The implementation of 5G technologies will enable cities in the U.K. to generate annual savings of £6 billion ($8.36 billion), according to a recent study by U.K mobile operator O2. The report...

Finland invests more than $1 billion in Nokia

The Finnish government acquired a 3.3% stake in Nokia via its fully-owned holding company Solidium The Finnish government has acquired 3.3% of the shares in Nokia Corporation for approximately  844 million euros ($1.04 billion).  The government said the acquisition was made through the state’s holding company...

U.K. government picks six 5G pilots as part of national strategy

The 5G testbeds will receive approximately $35 million in funding The U.K. government has allocated £25 million ($ 34.7 million) in new funding to six 5G pilots across the country. The six projects are run by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), universities and...

Italy, Portugal move toward 5G spectrum auctions

The government of Australia also announced plans to offer 5G spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band Italy's telecommunications services regulator Agcom announced the launch of a public consultation process for the country's first 5G spectrum tender, which is expected to take place by the end...

TIM, Huawei activate first 5G antenna in Italy

The project aims to cover 75% of the cities of Bari and Matera with 5G by the end of 2018 Italian mobile operator TIM, together with Italian broadband provider Fastweb and vendor Huawei, have announced the activation of the first 5G antenna in the city...

Huawei supporting 5G with BT Group, Bouygues Telecom

In France, Huawei will initially trial 5G technology in the city of Bordeaux BARCELONA--Huawei signed a new agreement with U.K. telecom group BT and French telecommunications firm Bouygues Telecom which will mainly focus on 5G developments. The new agreement were announced during the Mobile World Congress,...

ZTE signs deal with Ooredoo to pave the way for 5G in the Middle East

Under the agreement, ZTE will provide technical support, applications and terminals Chinese vendor ZTE has signed a strategic agreement with Middle East telecommunications group Ooredoo to foster cooperation in the 5G field. The agreement, which was signed during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, stipulates that...

Deutsche Telekom to launch 5G commercial trials this year

Deutsche Telekom also announced a smart energy testbed connected by 5G BARCELONA- Deutsche Telekom expects to launch 5G commercial trials in Europe during 2018, Claudia Nemat, board member for technology and innovation at Deutsche Telekom, told reporters during a press conference at Mobile World Congress...

U.K. court clears path for 5G spectrum auction

With appeals court decision, 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands will be auctioned for 5G U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom has said it can now move forward with the auction of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands after a London court of appeals...

DT, Vodafone launch new 5G trials in Europe

T-Mobile is currently showcasing 5G in the city of Innsbruck, in Austria, while Vodafone has tested the technology in Ireland’s capital Dublin A pair of 5G trials, in Innsbruck and Dublin, are helping operators test out latency, spectrum characteristics and other factors that will inform...

Huawei reaches 3 Gbps in a recent 5G trial in Italy

The 5G trial is being carried out in partnership with Italian operators TIM and Fastweb Chinese vendor Huawei announced the completion of the first 5G trial in the city of Turin, in Italy, in partnership with local operators TIM and Fastweb. Huawei said a net throughput...

Orange announces new 5G trials in France

The 5G trials will be carried out in Lille and Douai between mid-2018 and mid-2019 French telecommunications group Orange has announced plans to carry out new 5G trials across its European footprint in order to pave the way for the future commercial launch of 5G...

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