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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.

Telenor commenced its series of practical 5G technology tests by introducing the first remote medical exam over 5G in Bulgaria. The examination of a patient was held by Prof. Asen Baltov, Executive Director of “N. I. Pirogov” Hospital, who was at the Telenor headquarters in Sofia, and Dr. Enchev, who was in his department at the hospital.

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. <

The future of telecommunications has arrived in Slovakia. The first public 5G video call in the history of the country was made today in the mobile operator network 4ka. Today, journalists in the heart of Slovakia, in Banská Bystrica, were the first to test how a fifth-generation network works.

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

Fastweb and Wind Tre announced today the launch of a strategic agreement leveraging on the operators' respective assets in order to accelerate the roll-out of a nationwide, state-of-the art 5G network.  

MADRID, June 15 (Xinhua) -- In cooperation with Chinese telecom giant Huawei, Vodafone Espana on Saturday rolled out the first commercial 5G mobile services in Spain, making it one of the first European countries with the ultrafast mobile network in Europe.

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.

Vodafone announces, first in Italy, the launch of the 5G on a commercial network and lights up the first 5 cities with 5G technology: Milan and 28 municipalities in the metropolitan area, Rome, Turin, Bologna and Naples .  By 2021 the first 100 Ital

On May 15, Telenor Hungary launched its fifth generation (5G) mobile test network in Győr. The site selection at the Széchenyi István University and the downtown of Győr is not a coincidence: the telecom company, besides its own tests - the first in Hungary - also provides the university's engineers with the latest mobile network technology, which can give a great boost

Bucharest, May 15, 2019 - Vodafone Romania operates the first 5G radio stations in its Supernet ™ 5G mobile network and allows Romanians to access the extraordinary specifications of this state-of-the-art technology. Vodafone Romania customers will be the first to enjoy the technological potential of the 5G network as soon as 5G p

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.

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.

Málaga, April 24, 2019.- Huawei and Orange make their first mobile connection in Spain with a Huawei 5G smartphone in their pre-commercial 5G network in Andalusia, which represents an important milestone in the evolution of mobile networks in Spain, since a solution based on a commercial terminal and integrated with the Orange network is used. This experience will be s

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.

(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).

Orange and ZTE have achieved a major milestone in the evolution of mobile networks in Spain by making the first 100% call with 5G voice and data technology in the city of Valencia using the Stand Alone (SA) architecture. 

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.

O2 continues to prepare for the arrival of fifth generation networks. The first in the Czech Republic to cover the whole city with the fastest internet. The technology allows data transfers with theoretical speeds up to gigabits per second - that is ten times more than the conventional 4G LTE network, which O2 covers the rest of the country.

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.

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.

MTN Cyprus and Huawei today announced their agreement for a strategic cooperation on the development of a 5G network in Cyprus, initially through a joint research program and then though a commercial set of services.

(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.

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.

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.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Fastweb today announced an agreement to conduct Italy's first 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) trial on commercial spectrum. Companies are trialing to demonstrate how 5G FWA networks could serve as a compelling alternative to FTTH (Fiber-to-the-Home) to deliver ultra broadband connectivity and gigabit experience to end users.

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.

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.

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