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Vodafone brings Germany into the 5G era. The telecommunications company is the first operator in Germany to open the 5G network for private users. Starting in the morning, customers in Germany will be able to surf the first 5G networks with their first 5G products - at home and on the move. "5G is now", says Vodafone Germany CEO Hannes Ametsreiter. <

Finally, they have been cleared for mobile and Vodafone uses them immediately: We are talking about the 700 MHz frequencies, which were auctioned at the 2015 mobile auction and are now fully available. Vodafone welcomes this as an important step for the further expansion of mobile communications in Germany. In North Rhine-Westphalia and in Brandenburg, the Düsseldorf-b

The auction for 2 GHz and 3.6 GHz mobile spectrum has come to an end in Mainz after 52 days and 497 rounds of bidding.

Vodafone Germany has acquired important radio spectrum for next-generation 5G mobile networks at the Federal Network Agency auction for a total cost of €1.88 billion.  It has secured a valuable 90 MHz in the 3.6 GHz band and 40 MHz of 2100 MHz spectrum.

Telekom provider Drei launched a new mobile network for the Internet of Things (IoT) on Wednesday. "We have completed the nationwide expansion of our Narrowband IoT network and started live operation, which is expected to boost the Internet of Things even before the 5G rollout nationwide," said Jan Trionow, CEO of Drei during a press briefing.

Swisscom flipped the switch last night at the stroke of midnight to become the first mobile provider in Switzerland to go live with its 5G network across 102 locations in the first 54 towns – including Basel, Bern, Chur, Davos, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.

Sunrise is launching the first 5G offer in Switzerland and covering 150 cities/villages with the latest generation of mobile communications by end of March. Along with South Korea, Japan, the USA and China, Switzerland is one of the first countries in the world to launch 5G. Sunrise offers the broadest 5G coverage right from the start.

The conclusion of the 5G spectrum auction in early March 2019 and the purchased licenses gave T-Mobile Austria what it needs to deploy 5G, the next-generation communication standard, throughout Austria. Based on this spectrum, T-Mobile Austria activated the first 5G base stations in all of Austria on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, primarily in rural regions.

The completion of the 5G frequency auction on 7th March 2019 – and the usage rights acquired – equip T-Mobile Austria with the foundation to expand the 5G communications standard throughout Austria. In this auction, T-Mobile Austria acquired 110 MHz of spectrum throughout the country (11 packages of 10 MHz each in 12 regions), for a total price of €57 million.

Darmstadt has joined the ranks of Deutsche Telekom's 5G cities. A first group of 5G antennas is now in operation in that city. The new systems follow 5G-antenna test fields in Berlin and the Port of Hamburg.  The aims in connection with the Darmstadt 5G test field include gathering experience with installation and operation of systems for the new technology.

New milestone for the O2 network and the business customer area of ​​Telefónica Deutschland. Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M have started on the company's live network. Thus, Telefónica Deutschland offers business customers machine networks for their IoT applications, such as m

In the Lower Austrian town of Gmünd the first 5G live data connection in the existing mobile network of A1 was carried out. Together with technology partner Nokia, A1 has equipped three transmitters with the upcoming 5G mobile phone technology, ensuring future 5G coverage of the rural urban area of ​​the community. 

Vienna Airport is the first company in Austria to focus on the next evolution in mobile communications. The Pre5G Campus network, implemented by A1 in collaboration with technology partner Nokia, is already taking advantage of key features of the next 5G mobile communications generation. Technologies such as Network Slicing and Small Cells ensure maximum security and a

Deutsche Telekom is preparing the roll out of its 5G-ready LTE-M technology in 2019 with the accelerated development of LTE-M solutions. The company today unveils the finalists of the hubraum LTE-M Prototyping program at a summit in Vienna, Austria. The initiative was established by Deutsche Telekom’s in-house tech incubator hubraum in cooperation with its ICT services arm T-Systems.

5G devices are a step closer to becoming reality today, November 8, as several major communications industry players joined forces with Swisscom to achieve a global first by connecting a smartphone prototype to a live non-laboratory 3.5 GHz 5G network for the first time.

As part of Orange’s ambition to succeed in the field of connected objects, Orange today announces the commercial launch of its Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) network in France. The launch in France follows the opening of Orange’s first LTE-M network in Belgium in May 2018. Orange will launch further LTE-M networks in Spain and Romania by the end of 2018.

The first 5G test networks are in place. When will 5G be available across Switzerland?

Our test networks in Burgdorf, Lausanne, Bern, Zurich, Geneva and Lucerne are some of the first in the world. These are not simply demo networks, but completely standardised networks. A successive expansion to around 60 towns and communities by the end of 2019 is currently planned.

It is 11 o'clock in the morning. The electric minibus e.GO Mover drives networked in the 5G Mobility Lab in Aldenhoven over the 400,000 square meter test area. Vodafone Germany boss Hannes Ametsreiter has invited to talk about the upcoming mobile generation 5G. To the 5G Mobility Lab. In the moving electr

Six months, thousands of cities and communities, countless modernized mobile masts throughout Germany. The technology specialists from Vodafone have created a new network across Germany - and built in just half a year, the infrastructure for the Internet of Things. With a first 5G technology. The new machine network is specially optimized for cost-effectiv

Today Orange Belgium was the first to present a set of real use cases that rely on the much anticipated 5G technology. In Liège, in the presence of CEO of the Orange Group, Stéphane Richard, Orange Belgium teamed up with Nokia to demonstrate the potential and future applications of  5G.

Global telecommunications company ZTE and mobile operator Hutchison Drei Austria are deepening their strategic partnership to prepare Austria for the introduction of state-of-the-art technology solutions. Thanks to ZTE's international role in the technology sector and its intensive research and development activities, the group has positioned itself as a leading expert in 5G techno

Paris, July 3, 2018 - Bordeaux is officially the first city in France to host a 5G pilot site. Bouygues Telecom has opened this morning the first 5G pilot site in France, from two base station antennas of their network, providing up to ten kilometers of coverage.

"Only six months after setting a world record under test laboratory conditions, we are putting the first Swiss 5G antenna into operation. 5G is the technology that will enable future applications like self-driving vehicles, the Internet of Things, networking infrastructures with devices and people, and real-time control of critical production processes, just as a few examples.

Proximus is supporting Belgium's largest IoT project based on NB-IoT

Paris, France - Nokia and SFR have successfully completed a 5G call, using the 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system over-the-air on the 3.5GHz frequency band. The test took place on  May 3rd, 2018, at the Nokia 5G Test Network and Competence Center in Paris-Saclay, France.

To be ready for the future, Proximus and Huawei are testing 5G, the next generation mobile technology. 5G will enable faster speeds, higher capacities and shorter response times. Businesses and residential customers will benefit from this new technology.

In Vienna, a new mobile technology technology celebrated its Austrian premiere on Thursday: In Seestadt Aspern, Telekom provider Drei has taken the first step into the age of 5G, the next mobile generation, with the launch of one of the world's first commercial operations Massive MIMO, a so-called Pre5G technology. With the newly introduced frequency spectrum, Drei can increase its

Deutsche Telekom is laying the foundation for the rollout of 5G in Germany. The first 5G antennas in Europe to fully support the new communications standard are now operating, in real-world conditions, in Deutsche Telekom's network in downtown Berlin.

Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2018] Huawei and Bouygues Telecom announced today a joint innovation program to experiment 5G in France. Bouygues Telecom is part of the first operators worldwide to experiment 5G 3GPP in field with Huawei. Bordeaux will be the first city for a 5G network trial, from single site to multi-site coverage.

Swisscom customers will now enjoy the 5th mobile generation at the end of 2018, two years earlier than originally expected. The pace at which the latest mobile communication standard is developing has rocketed. Ericsson, Swisscom’s network equipment supplier, will deliver the first 5G hardware and software and implement it in the Swisscom mobile network this year.

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