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German government assigns entire radio band to 5G

Nov 20, 2018 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

5G-New Radio (5G-NR, or simply 5G) is set to supplant 4G/LTE as the new leader in wireless connectivity standards. However, there are a number of hurdles to clear before that happens. One of them is the auctioning of contracts to set up 5G-delivering hardware from country to country. For example, the United Kingdom has only just passed the first stage of this process.

Germany, on the other hand, may have taken somewhat of a short-cut by assigning a whole radio band to the provision of 5G. ...