Finland's Sonera has become the latest telco to trial a 5G-ready network, hitting data throughput speeds of 4.5GBps in a demonstration with Nokia.
The European Union has vowed to equip the centre of every European village and city with free wireless internet by 2020 and have 5G across the continent by 2025.
Operators are struggling with dedicated use cases for 5G despite the race to launch the first networks before 2020, a new report has claimed.
5G will disrupt industries including manufacturing, automotive, public safety and healthcare, as companies look to put connectivity at the heart of their business, a new report from Ericsson has found.
Nokia has launched a range to services to help operators shift to 5G, with the vendor's CEO identifying healthcare as a key opportunity for the company.
Deutsche Telekom has launched a new smartphone protection product and showcased how 5G can deliver new kinds of mobile experiences in stadiums.
The battle for 5G has taken another twist with Ericsson vowing to deliver the first networks next year, albeit with several caveats.
TIM has opened the first lab dedicated to millimetre wave technology, as it looks to test high telco frequencies and new antenna systems.
Ultra-low latency is telcos' biggest challenge and chief 5G upgrade driver, a new survey has found, which also claims the majority of companies see the technology as an evolutionary step from LTE.
Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom are planning to deploy the world's first transcontinental 5G network, as they look to speed up standardisation of the technologies.
Huawei and Turkcell have signed a memorandum of understanding to extend their collaboration around 4.5G and 5G technologies.
BT and Nokia are to collaborate on 5G use cases and trials, and to jointly develop 5G standards and equipment.
Standards bodies need to work harder to ensure "access-agnostic" networks are at the centre of 5G, a Deutsche Telekom network executive has claimed.
The UK's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) is to use Greenwich as a test-bed for next generation technology.
Vodafone UK and Huawei have conducted further 5G trials, setting up 4x4 MIMO technology in Manchester.
Vodafone Group has become the latest operator to demonstrate 5G capabilities, using MIMO technology to enable maximum single user speeds of 20GBps.
Verizon has become the first US carrier to complete its own 5G radio specification, which it said would help encourage pre-standard testing.
The UK telecoms industry can weather the storm of the country's decision to leave the European Union, an EE network executive has claimed.
Decisions on which frequencies 5G will operate on need to be made imminently if networks are to be deployed at scale by 2020, a senior Qualcomm executive has claimed.
Current net neutrality proposals need to be torn up or else 5G investments will be delayed, a consortium of Europe's leading operators has warned.
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