More about "700 MHz"
Deutsche Telekom
Jan 06, 2020
by Dugie Standeford

Deutsche Telekom's spectrum focus continues to be 5G, with auction gains in Germany and the U.S., and final approval for US subsidiary T-Mobile's merger with rival Sprint.  5G "will revolutionize digitization," opening the path to the Internet of Things and autonomous driving, but not unless Europe changes its spectrum policy,… Read more...

India
Dec 09, 2019
by Richard Handford

The Modi government is intent on modernising spectrum policy but its attempts to reduce reserve prices in the upcoming mega-auction are meeting heavy resistance. Read more...

Brazil
Dec 09, 2019
by Toby Youell

After a five-year break, Latin America’s largest economy is preparing for a major auction of several bands usable for 5G in Q1 2020. Read more...

Orange
Dec 07, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

French carrier Orange's 4G reach makes it the leading operator in terms of customers in "seven of our eight operating countries in Europe," with 207 million mobile customers worldwide, according to its 2018 annual report. It aims to maintain that same position with its 5G network, building on its 2015… Read more...

Telefonica
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Telefonica Group has strongly criticised spectrum auction designs in various countries, claiming that any focus by regulators beyond efficient spectrum allocation and maintaining strong mobile competition risks hampering 5G rollout. Its 5G initiatives include projects for the banking sector, connected cars and TV broadcasting. Read more...

Vodafone
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

The Vodafone Group wants to "build a digital society that enhances socio-economic progress, embraces everyone and does not come at the cost of our planet," according to its 2019 annual report. It plans to increase its leadership in 4G to create Europe's biggest 5G network, and to focus its 5G efforts… Read more...

SoftBank
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

Japanese operator SoftBank was assigned new spectrum in the 3.7 GHz and 28 GHz bands for 5G, and is focused on high-altitude platforms for the Internet of Things and 5G.  The proposed merger of its US segment Sprint with T-Mobile looks set to be approved, while Sprint is deploying 5G… Read more...

América Móvil
Dec 05, 2019
by Dugie Standeford

América Móvil provides telecommunications services in 25 countries in the Americas, Caribbean and Central and Eastern Europe. It wants to boost its position in integrated telecoms services in Latin America and the Caribbean while growing its subscriber base in other parts of the world. The company is building out its… Read more...

Poland
Feb 26, 2019
by Jaroslaw Adamowski

Poland’s spectrum regulator UKE is preparing to release 5G spectrum, but the rollout could be delayed by the lagging legislative work on amending the telecommunications law, inefficient cooperation with industry players, and lack of understanding with neighbouring countries. Read more...

Sweden
Feb 13, 2019
by Dianne Northfield

Sweden’s regulator PTS has assigned 700 MHz spectrum amid controversy, and has plans to assign 2.3 and 3.4-3.8 GHz spectrum for 5G. Spectrum will be available for commercial 5G launches in Sweden in 2020. Read more...