The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) is making new chunks of spectrum available for large-scale tests of 5G this year.
Nokia has completed pre-standard testing of LTE calls on 600MHz spectrum as telcos mull how the band can best be used.
The EU has agreed to coordinate the use of the ultra-high frequency (470-790MHz) spectrum band for wireless communications as it looks towards 5G deployment.
KPN has blasted the Dutch government’s proposed spectrum policy and demanded changes, saying that the country is headed for a “false start” on 5G.
Ofcom has proposed the three primary bands that will be used for 5G in the UK.
DNA and Sonera will debut the first 4G base stations in Finland using the 700MHz spectrum band tomorrow (1 February).
The Chief Executive of O2 UK has called for the country's Prime Minister to intervene in a "imbalanced" spectrum landscape and relax planning laws.
France's telecoms regulator is exploring how the 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz bands could meet cellular demand for LTE, 5G and Internet of Things networks.
UK residents can get an LTE signal from all four operators in only 40 percent of the country's landmass, Ofcom has said.
The European Union has agreed proposals to assign the 700MHz band to network operators and make it available for wireless broadband use by July 2020.
The sniping over Britain's bandwidths has continued with a consortium of telcos launching a campaign aimed at curbing BT's "dominance" through a spectrum cap.
Finnish mobile operators DNA, Elisa and Sonera have acquired 60MHz of spectrum, across six paired frequency blocks in the 700MHz band for a total of €66.33 million.
Ofcom will impose a 255MHz cap on “immediately useable” spectrum holdings as part of its auction of new capacity for 4G and 5G.
5G will fail if operators are not given access to affordable, harmonised spectrum and a generous government approach to support telco investment, the GSMA has claimed.
TV white spaces will be used to provide fixed wireless coverage in previously unconnected parts of Scotland and Wales.
UK operators have dismissed claims by MPs they are failing on their promises to expand infrastructure, as well as their proposals for "national roaming".
Huawei has released new spectrum refarming technology that allows operators to upgrade 2G holdings to 3G even when they have limited spectrum resources.
Challenger telcos, including Three and TalkTalk, are calling on Ofcom to impose a 30 percent cap on spectrum in the UK to help correct the "largest imbalance" in supply in the developed world.
Liberty Global and R&D company CableLabs have become the latest companies to join the MulteFire Alliance.
Spectrum allocation will be vital for the development of 5G, Qualcomm has warned, urging governments to ensure operators can buy chunks of more than 100MHz of contiguous frequency.
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