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Vodafone Limited (“Vodafone”) and O2 Telefónica UK Limited (“O2”) today announced that they have agreed to share 5G active equipment, such as radio antennas, on joint network sites across the UK. This means more people will get 5G sooner, helping to build a competitive digital economy and encouraging innovative new services that use 5G’s speed and greater reliability.

Vodafone will switch on its 5G network for both consumers and business customers in seven cities across the UK on 3 July 2019. In a worldwide first, Vodafone will also offer 5G roaming in the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain over the summer.

(Fornebu, 9 April 2019) Telenor Group has today entered into agreements to acquire 54% of the shares in the Finnish telecom operator DNA Plc for EUR 20.90 per share in cash, in total EUR 1.5 billion (approx. NOK 14.4 billion).

Vodafone will launch 5G in 19 towns and cities across the UK during 2019.

Today we are revealing that customers in 12 more cities will benefit from faster mobile data speeds and an ultra-responsive network when 5G goes live later this year. These additional locations join the seven cities that are already live or switching on soon under our UK-wide trial, which started last year.

Telia and Nokia will introduce Nokia FastMile 5G gateway for 4G-5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to the Finnish market. The gateway delivers super-fast mobile broadband to residential and business subscribers.

(Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 26 February 2019) Telenor Norway today announced Elverum as the first location for its 5G pilot with Ericsson. The mobile operator also revealed there will be 10 further collaborative 5G projects in Norway – and that soon, the next major city to get 5G will be named.

Denmark will soon have its first life test of 5G - this is done with equipment from Nokia on Telenor's and Telia's common mobile network. Both Telenor and Telia have previously tested the mobile technology of the future and with the establishment of the new life test, the two telecom groups will be front runners compared to 5G here in Denmark.

Telenor Group and Nokia will test 5G capabilities in both the Radio Access Network (RAN) and the mobile core network in Denmark.

Nokia will deploy AirScale base stations for piloting 5G in Telenor Denmark’s commercial radio access network and will also test new functions in the cloud-core network as part of the 5G pilot.

DNA's 4G network upgrades started in autumn 2018 in Turku have been completed. The entire 4G network in Turku has been upgraded to higher performance and 5G deployment capability. With upgrades, local 4G data rates have risen more than double.

DNA will open the 5G network in Helsinki at the turn of the year. In the first phase, the network covering the core areas will be expanded when terminal devices enter the market. DNA is also currently operating a fixed pilot for fixed 5G or Fixed Wireless Access technology in Vantaa. In addition, other 5G customer pilots will be launched in Finland during

The era of 5G mobile networks has started in Lithuania: the leader of the country’s telco sector Telia Lietuva is the first operator in the country to launch the next generation 5G connection and demonstrated a new mobile speed record – in an active Telia Lietuva network data was transmitted at the speed of 1.8 gigabits per second (Gb/s).

Telia Company, TalTech University and Ericsson have launched Estonia’s first 5G network. The first 4K video live stream was transmitted today from Tallinn Old Town Christmas market.

Telia Norway has opened its first 5G test network in Norway, marking the beginning of next generation’s mobile networks in the country. First up to try it out is the Odeon movie theatre in Oslo, which is now the world's first 5G cinema.

A world-class industrial 5G ecosystem will be built in the Nuottasaari industrial area in Oulu, Finland, and with Telia launching a pre-commercial 5G network in the city, the area will be one of the world's first industrial 5G environments.

EE, the UK’s number one mobile network and part of BT Group, today announced that it is switching on 5G sites in 16 UK cities in 2019. The first launch cities will be the UK’s four capital cities – London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast – and Birmingham and Manchester.

EE, the UK’s number one mobile network and part of BT Group, today announced that nine 5G trial sites are now live across East London.

The trial has so far encompassed every element of building a new 5G network, from obtaining planning permission and access agreements, through to managing power outputs. The trial will go on to assess the customer experience of new 5G spectrum.

EE, part of the BT Group, has switched on its first live 5G trial site. This will be the UK’s first live 5G trial, and is a major milestone in the rollout of the next generation of mobile networks.

DNA has won 5G frequency band in the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority’s frequency auction. The 5G services will be provided from the beginning of next year, and they will enable connection speeds of over 1 gigabit per second (1Gbps) for DNA customers.

From now on, Elisa's mobile network in Estonia is the first opportunity to connect a very large number of devices to the Internet of Things, which makes it much smarter for everyday life.

Vodafone today conducted the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G technology. This is a significant milestone in UK communications. The speed of 5G will enable applications as diverse as remote robotic surgery and 4K gaming on the move.

EE, part of the BT Group, is turning 3G signal into 4G on more than 500 mobile towers in the next six months to enable the maximum performance on the top smartphones being released in 2018, as more customers demand high speed mobile data connections.

Denmark is today rounding a technological milestone. For the first time, Danish mobile customers now have access to an internet speed that has rounded the magic limit of 1,000 Mbit / s. Initially, Telia has opened for 1,000 Mbit / s in Copenhagen. But more cities are on their way. However, it is still only a small handful of mobile phones that support such high speeds at all.

The Telenor Group has long developed and tested the new mobile technologies that will lift the 4G network into the next generation of 5G networks.

Telia Company’s 5G network which operates on test frequencies issued by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority was launched on September 5 at the Telia 5G Arena in Helsinki in the presence of Johan Dennelind, President and CEO of Telia Company, who kept his promise from 2016 to launch 5G in Helsinki in 2018.

Over the past week, Telia has carried out a number of 5G demonstrations based on both end-to-end solutions and the upcoming 5G standards, which otherwise only come into force from 2020.

Lithuania, which is at the forefront of the European communications innovation, is gradually approaching another major change in communications technology – Telia Lietuva has started increasing the capacity of the 4G LTE mobile network and its speed by using a part of frequencies that until now have been allocated for 3G technology, which means a gradual sunset of 3G technology and the transiti

A world of new opportunities for creating more intelligent designs and solutions opens up with the new IoT solutions and the fast-paced 5G. When the two technologies meet, there is a bridge between the digital and physical world through the internet, where it is possible to collect, transport, and analyse on huge data packets that fly at the speed of lightning between physical thin

Together with a number of selected corporate customers, Telia is busy testing a new high-tech mobile network to support the future Internet of Things (IoT). The test results are promising, and Telia expects to be in the air with a nationwide Narrowband IoT network before the end of 2018.

When Telia Denmark later on this year brings the Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology to its entire network, Telia Company will become the first operator to deploy NB-IoT across the entire Nordics. The new technology, designed for the Internet of Things, makes it possible to easily connect a huge number of sensors directly to the mobile network.

Vodafone UK today unveiled seven cities that will become 5G trial areas, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year.

They form part of our major investment in building a world-class network infrastructure to support Gigabit UK, a nation where people will enjoy ultra-fast connection speeds of one gigabit per second on the move, at home or at work.

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