Germany's telecoms regulator has issued draft 5G auction rules that 'open the door' for operators to work together to improve rural coverage.
Moldova's telecoms regulator has pushed back the deadline for companies to express interest in taking part in an upcoming multi-band spectrum auction at the request of one telco, it announced late last week.
Bidding continues in Italy's 5G spectrum auction, but the closely-watched 700MHz band has already been allocated, with three operators together spending €2.04 billion to secure a share of those low-band frequencies.
Deutsche Telekom has demanded a fair deal for operators ahead of Germany's forthcoming spectrum auction, amid suggestions the country could be opened to a fourth operator.
German operators are holding back innovation and disrupting competition by not giving MVNOs adequate access to spectrum, industry body MVNO Europe has claimed.
Switzerland has fired the starting gun on selling frequencies for 5G deployments, as Sweden announced it would use 700MHz to connect remote areas.
Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Telecoms Alexander De Croo hopes his country's upcoming 5G auction will usher in a new entrant that will help drive mobile data usage.
Masmovil has acquired a portfolio of spectrum across the 2.6GHz and 3.5GHz bands through the purchase of fixed wireless operator Neutra Network Services.
Spain has begun the process of auctioning nationwide 5G spectrum, setting a reserve price of €100 million.
French regulator Arcep has launched a consultation exploring whether 26GHz could cover the country with 5G.
O2 has emerged out of the UK's latest spectrum as the big winner, clinching bandwidth in both the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands.
Vendor Airspan and urban Wi-Fi provider Connexin have been named as two surprise bidders in Ofcom’s upcoming spectrum auction.
Salt has warned that Switzerland's forthcoming spectrum auction could drive operators out of the market unless it is handled fairly, as it demonstrated the country's highest ever download speeds in a 5G trial.
Turkcell and Huawei have trialled a new technology that could help devices make better use of available spectrum.
Ofcom is pushing on with its auction of valuable spectrum after fending off court action from Three and EE.
French regulator Arcep is offering spectrum licences to 5G stakeholders in an effort to drive pilots of the technology.
Vodafone has demonstrated dynamic spectrum sharing between 2G and LTE in the 900MHz band on its commercial network in Turkey.
Sunrise is claiming a world record for speeds in the 3.5GHz band after hitting 3.28GBps in a demonstration with Huawei.
The GSMA has urged the European Union to move "quickly and boldly" on spectrum policy if the continent's operators are to reestablish themselves as "global technology leaders".
Switzerland is gearing up for a wide-ranging spectrum auction next year, as the country's authorities look to solve LTE bottleneck issues and lay the groundwork for 5G.
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