Orange Spain has completed the build-out of a 200GBps backbone network that will help it to meet the requirements of 5G when the time comes.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted Ericsson a €250 million credit facility to support the development of 5G network technology.
Elisa will begin rolling out its so-called "5G-ready" network in the city of Jyväskylä next month.
Spain has begun the process of auctioning nationwide 5G spectrum, setting a reserve price of €100 million.
TIM and Fastweb have shown off their first 5G-based virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR) services, as part of Italy's ambitious plan to lead Europe in the rollout of next-generation mobile technology.
Telia Sweden and Ericsson have showcased how a 5G network could help transport a drone carrying a defibrillator to an emergency, as the seven Nordic Prime Ministers vowed to aid operators in rolling out the next generation technology.
TIM has held a demonstration of a live 5G mobile test device in San Marino ahead of its plans to turn the country into the first European market to launch next generation services.
French regulator Arcep has launched a consultation exploring whether 26GHz could cover the country with 5G.
Facebook and Qualcomm are aiming to support fixed-wireless access technology after partnering to integrate new chipsets with the social network's Terragraph technology.
Telia has held its first demonstration of 5G technology in a live environment, connecting gamers at an eSports event in Finland.
SFR has made the first voice call in France over a 5G New Radio network running on 3.5GHz spectrum.
DNA has started work on upgrading capacity and speed on its network ahead of its launch of 5G.
Deutsche Telekom has extended the reach of its Berlin-based 5G testbed, with six cells now covering an area of five kilometres wide.
Proximus has become the first operator in Belgium to hold a 5G New Radio trial in the country.
5G may open the door to a new generation of satellite communications, bringing it from its traditional deployments in rural areas to new areas, analysts have claimed.
Ericsson will showcase how 5G could play a crucial role in the production of components for jet engines.
The Rotating Chairman of Huawei has reportedly downplayed the significance of 5G albeit predicting there would be 100 billion connections by 2025.
Vodafone UK is claiming the first use of 3.4GHz in the country, only a week after the operator spent almost £400 million buying 5G spectrum.
Telefónica has used a 5G network to stream content to an autonomous vehicle.
Huawei has opened its latest OpenLab in Moscow and is targeting innovation in the Internet of Things, mobile data and virtualisation areas.
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