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Operators remain bitter as Germany’s €6.6 billion 5G auction comes to an end

Deutsche Telekom has secured mobile frequencies worth €2.17 billion for its planned 5G rollout, bringing the auction of spectrum for 5G in the country to a close. Telekom acquired four blocks of frequency in the 2GHz band and nine blocks in the 3.6GHz band. The auction was bitterly contested by participants who complained about the […]

Vodafone chooses Spain for 5G debut

Vodafone has chosen Spain as the setting for its 5G debut, with the launch of its commercial network across 15 cities scheduled for June 15. Vodafone España will launch 5G in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Málaga, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastián, La Coruña, Vigo, Gijón, Pamplona, Logroño and Santander The network will initially offer downstream […]

Orange and France Télévisions providing 8K TV on 5G at Roland Garros

Orange has teamed up with French public broadcaster France Télévisions to air the first live broadcast of matches in 8K over 5G from the Roland Garros French Open tennis tournament. The pair have joined forces to air what the say will be the first ever live 8K TV images of matches from the Philippe-Chatrier court, […]

EE launching UK’s first 5G service with BT Sport HD HDR as highlight

BT-owned EE is to launch the UK’s first commercial 5G mobile service at the end of this month in six cities:  London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast. Consumers and businesses can pre-order 5G devices, including smartphones from Samsung, OnePlus, LG, and Oppo, and EE is also announcing a 5GEE WiFi and 5GEE home broadband […]

5G future to boost viewing away from home

Three more hours of video content will be consumed on mobile devices per week away from home in a ‘5G future’, a new report from Ericsson predicts. The report also estimates that an hour of that content will be viewed via AR/VR. According to the report entitled 5G consumer potential: Busting the myths around the […]

Huawei ‘planning world first’ 8K 5G TV

Chinese technology giant Huawei plans to debut what is being described as the world’s first 5G TV, possibly this year, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review. According to the report, citing unnamed sources, the TVs will be equipped with a 5G module that will enable them to download data-heavy content including 360° video […]

5G ‘not a viable replacement’ for broadcasting, says EBU

5G networks are unlikely to provide meaningful coverage before 2030, meaning that 5G will not emerge as a viable replacement for terrestrial broadcasting, according to a study by public broadcaster organisation the EBU. According to a report for the EBU by Marcello Lombardo, the history of 4G deployments, which started almost 10 years ago, illustrate […]

KT Corp partners with TVU Networks for 5G UHD broadcast

South Korean telecom company KT Corp has partnered with live IP technology company TVU Networks to deliver Ultra High Definition broadcast over KT’s 5G enterprise network. KT and TVU Networks will collaborate to establish an enterprise 5G network and related broadcast capabilities in Korea. TVU Networks will work with KT to provide 4K UHD broadcast technology and services that […]

TDC unveils 5G plan and promises DKK1bn digital entertainment investment

Danish telco TDC has unveiled plans to roll out a 5G mobile network throughout the country by the end of next year following the unveiling of plans last week to create two separate companies focused on fibre and 5G infrastructure, and digital services respectively.   TDC will launch the 5G rollout in October. The company […]

Operators ‘looking to live sports’ as major 5G opportunity

Over 90% of European network operators intend to deliver new 5G enterprise services to major live sports and eSports event organisers to help improve the fan experience and drive efficiencies inside the stadium, according to research carried out by Ovum for OSS and BSS software provider Amdocs. According to the research, 94% of network operators […]

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