UK beat Europe to 5G launch?

Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton to develop 5G pilots

Tech Radar

San Marino will have Europe's first 5G network

San Marino is set to become the first European country with a 5G network. The first site equipped with 5G kit has been switched on in the microstate and there are plans to achieve full coverage by the end of the year.

The first site makes use of 3.4GHz spectrum, but operator TIM San Marino will deploy 26GHz millimetre Wave (mmWave) kit manufactured by Nokia at a later date.

This means the country will effectively become an outdoor laboratory used to test the performance of network equipment and applications that use both bands.

Read Full Article
Download Perspecs
Download Perspecs
Wired

More UK cities are testing 5G. Here's how it could be useful

5G has become a technology industry buzzword but we're finally edging closer to ultra-fast mobile streaming. The UK government has announced three cities in the Midlands will be testing the technology from early next year as it moves from lab experiments to the real world.

Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton are all set to develop 5G pilots, with the help of £50 million - half from local authorities and half from the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

Read Full Article
Download Perspecs