Light Reading – Deutsche Telekom touts Europe’s first “5G” connection

Deutsche Telekom claims to have turned on Europe’s first 5G connection on a commercial network in Germany in a technology demonstration that hints at the nature of its next-generation mobile broadband plans from 2020 onwards.

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Nevertheless, a number of industry watchers do not think Europe will have widespread 5G networks in place for many years.

Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream market research and consulting group, says operators are unlikely to invest heavily in building 5G networks while their service revenues remain under pressure.

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