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5G: The Latest News & Updates 2021

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New 5G information is released daily from around the world. Some companies are starting 5G trials in new cities, others are announcing when customers can order their new service, and some businesses are releasing new ideas for how 5G will change the way we live.

5G availability is extremely limited right now, with only a few locations having a live, non-demo, subscriber-based network up and running. However, many companies are just a few months away from launching a full-blown 5G network for customers to use.

Below is all the information you need to know to stay on track with how 5G is progressing around the globe.

5G is significantly faster than 4G because it uses different radio frequencies. See How Are 4G and 5G Different? for more.

5G Releases and Trials

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Many companies around the world are announcing where 5G can be used right now and when 5G trials are becoming available.

5G Challenges: Why It Isn't Rolling Out FasterApril 15: Verizon expands 5G Business Internet to 21 more US cities.April 14: 2degrees and Ericsson partner to bring 5G to New Zealand, starting with Auckland and Wellington.April 12: HMD Global forms an MVNO to launch 5G in the UK in late April 2021.April 8: EE turns on 5G in 35 new UK towns and cities, bringing the total count to 160 locations.April 8: 5G Home Internet from Verizon arrives in Milwaukee and Tampa.April 7: T-Mobile Home Internet launches for $60 /month with average speeds of 100 Mbps and zero data caps.April 6: Verizon deploys network repeaters from FRTek and SureCall for increased 5G Ultra Wideband coverage.April 1: Verizon Business announces that it's working with Associated British Ports to deploy private 5G at the Port of Southampton in the UK.March 31: Samsung initiates KDDI's 5G network rollout in Japan on 700MHz.March 29: O2 expands its 5G network to more than 30 German cities; expects nationwide coverage by 2025.March 26: Safaricom 5G service is activated in Kenya, in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii, and Kakamega, and will expand to 150 sites across nine towns over the next year.March 25: Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to parts of five additional cities: Charlotte NC, Cincinnati OH, Hartford CT, Kansas City MO, and Salt Lake City UT.March 25: Vodafone tests 5G network in Malaga, Spain, to boost tourism in the city.March 18: WindTre expands 5G coverage in Italy to reach nearly 90% of the population.March 17: BICS accelerates 5G roaming service enablement in Europe between Three Austria and Sunrise.March 11: Telstra switches on low-band 5G for commercial use in Australia.March 9: Samsung and Spark announce the launch of a 5G network in Christchurch, the most populous city in South Island of New Zealand.March 8: Vodafone's 5G network becomes available in most of Budapest.February 25: Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband network is now available in parts of Sacramento, Seattle, and Pensacola.February 25: Rogers expands 5G to 170+ markets in Canada and announces Smart City Initiative with Communitech.February 24: Dish co-founder says the company intends to launch 5G in major cities by the end of Q3 2021.February 24: France telcos to launch 5G in Paris in the coming weeks.February 22: Vodafone New Zealand launches 5G Broadband from $69 /month in parts of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown.February 19: Deutsche Telekom sets up Germany's first 5G standalone antenna-site in the town of Garching.February 16: DISH signs seven new tower agreements, providing access to 4,000+ towers to aid in its nationwide 5G rollout.February 15: Telia Norway launches the country's first mobile broadband 5G service for 5G-level speeds at home.February 15: The Philippines' Smart covers 5G in all of Metro Manila's cities and municipalities.February 3: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle expects to pilot a variety of healthcare use cases with AT&T's 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) technologies to explore how they can improve healthcare delivery to VA healthcare service users.February 1: Cytamobile-Vodafone erects the first 5G network in Cyprus.January 28: Samsung and Deutsche Telekom announce the completion of the first 5G Standalone (SA) trial in the Czech Republic.January 25: Virgin Media launches 5G services in the UK; begins with 100 towns and cities.January 22: Tele2 upgrades 5G services in 30 Swedish locations to "real 5G" (speeds over 1 Gbps).January 7: Verizon announces upcoming 5G Home internet availability: On January 14, it's coming to customers in Arlington, TX; Miami, FL; Anaheim, CA; San Francisco, CA; and St. Louis, MO. On January 28th, customers in Phoenix, AZ, can sign up.January 5: Singtel transforms payphone booths into 5G-powered multimedia kiosks in Singapore.January 5: Zain KSA and Nokia complete a record 1.9 Gbps download in a 5G trial in Saudi Arabia.December 31: Austria's Magenta Telekom expands its 5G network to 1,200 locations.December 31: Safaricom suspends commercial 5G rollout in Kenya to focus on 4G.December 22: Iliad is the latest Italian company to offer 5G services.December 21: Nokia and Polkomtel launch 5G services in Poland.December 18: OTE Group launches 5G in Athens and other cities in Greece.December 17: More than 230 million people in over 2,700 cities can now access Verizon's 5G network.December 15: Videotron customers in Montreal, Canada, now have access to a 5G network.December 15: Eir's 5G network expands to reach over 53% of Ireland.December 14: AT&T launches its 5G+ service in parts of Downtown Chicago.December 9: Jio plans to launch 5G in India in the second half of 2021.December 3: Denmark's TDC completes its nationwide 5G rollout and now reaches 90% of the population.December 1: Bouygues Telecom launches 5G in 20 major French locations.November 30: Togocom and Nokia begin deploying 5G in West Africa with the introduction of the network in Togo's capital Lomé.November 30: Nokia and Airtel Kenya come to a three-year deal to bring 5G to Nairobi.November 24: A1 Bulgaria launches 5G in the capital Sofia.November 20: Akron OH and Nashville TN are Verizon's newest locations equipped with their 5G Ultra Wideband service.November 18: Nokia and Claro will showcase the power of 5G in Colombia's largest trial. It will cover mobile and FWA and use cases like enterprise private wireless solutions and remote and immersive education.November 17: 3 Denmark will launch 5G in select areas of Copenhagen in December, starting with speeds of up to 250 Mbps and upgrading to 1 Gbps by March 2021.November 12: Tele2 expands its 5G network to 30 locations in Sweden.November 10: Telia Norway begins offering 5G FWA to deliver high-speed internet directly to homes.November 5: Verizon 5G Home expands to Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, and San Jose.October 28: T-Mobile's mid-band 5G reaches nearly 410 cities and towns across the US.October 23: C Spire rolls out mobile 5G in Brookhaven and Columbus Mississippi.October 23: Asia Pacific Telecom begins offering commercial 5G service in Taiwan.October 15: Visible, which uses Verizon's towers for service, will be 5G-compatible at no extra cost sometime in late 2020 or early 2021.October 13: Verizon extends its mobile 5G service to 19 additional US cities, reaching 55 in total.October 8: Singtel launches Singapore's first 5G standalone trial network for enterprises.October 4: Batelco now provides 5G coverage to 95% of Bahrain.September 30: Rakuten Mobile launches its 5G service in Japan for 2,980 yen /month ($28 USD).September 29: T-Mobile expands mid-band 5G to 121 more locations to reach 210; promises thousands more before the end of the year.September 29: 5G becomes available in Israel via HOT Mobile, Partner, and Pelephone.September 29: Telstra will launch its 5G fixed wireless access service in Australia starting September 30.September 25: U.S. Cellular brings their 5G network to North Carolina, specifically Beaufort, Franklin, Pitt, and a few other counties.September 24: O2 will launch 5G in five German cities on October 3: Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, and Cologne.September 23: Three Air Force bases will get 5G from AT&T: Buckley Air Force Base CO, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson AK, and Offutt Air Force Base NE.September 23: Telus brings 5G to 19 additional cities across Canada.September 22: Rogers expands its 5G network to five cities in Ontario Canada.September 15: Etisalat launches 5G FWA for home users in UAE.September 10: Telenor will launch 5G at the end of October in central Stockholm, will expand to cover over 99% of Sweden by 2023.September 9: Spain's MasMovil begins 5G trials in 15 cities.September 8: U Mobile launches a 5G trial for customers with a compatible phone in Berjaya Times Square, Malaysia, through December 31, 2020.September 7: Orange launches their 5G network in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, and Malaga.September 4: Telia and Telenor will begin to roll out 5G in Denmark in September, with Copenhagen and Aalborg as the first cities.September 2: T-Mobile's mid-band 5G network stretches to 81 new locations.September 1: Rogers expands its 5G footprint in Canada to reach a total of over 50 locations, with more coming before the end of the year.August 24: TDC is launching 5G in Denmark on September 7. It will cover 80% of the population before October, and 90% before 2021.August 21: Cricket Wireless launches nationwide 5G on AT&T's network.August 18: Beeline, Nokia, and Qualcomm launch a 5G test pilot in Saint Petersburg, Russia.August 7: 5G arrives in Guam through Docomo Pacific.August 6: Verizon expands its mobile 5G network to San Jose, CA.August 5: Taiwan Star launches its 5G services.August 4: T-Mobile launches the world's first nationwide SA 5G network, expanding coverage by 30%.July 31: Smart launches 5G in the Philippines, currently available only in key business districts of Metro Manila.July 30: 5G trials from Verizon begin at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in California.July 29: Spark begins offering mobile 5G in New Zealand, starting in Palmerston North.July 28: T-Mobile's 5G network goes live in the Netherlands; nationwide coverage expected before 2021.July 28: KPN launches their 5G network in the Netherlands, with coverage in areas of Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven, and others.July 23: AT&T expands its 5G network to 40 more markets.July 23: Telekom Slovenia launches their 5G network, expects to reach 33% coverage by the end of the year.July 15: Deutsche Telekom reports that 15,000 new antennas will transmit 5G soon.July 10: Groupe ADP chooses Ericsson to provide 5G to three Paris airports.July 1: Chunghwa Telecom launches 5G in Taiwan.June 29: Zain launches 5G in the Kingdom of Bahrain.June 29: AT&T expands their network to 28 new markets, reaching 355.June 19: Telus begins its first 5G rollout in Canada with service available in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, and the Greater Toronto Area.June 15: AT&T expands their 5G network to 137 new markets.June 11: 60 cities and towns now have access to 5G in the UK through O2.June 10: Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to Detroit, MI.June 10: O2 selects Ericsson to expand 5G coverage across in the Western area of the UK.June 9: T-Mobile Polska makes its 5G network available to customers in Poland.June 4: The US Department of Defense chooses seven military sites for 5G testing.June 1: T-Mobile partners with GCI to give 5G customers coverage in Anchorage, Alaska.May 28: SmarTone launches 5G in Hong Kong.May 28: San Diego CA becomes Verizon's 35th 5G Ultra Wideband market.May 25: Telia Company launches 5G in Stockholm City Center, Sweden. Customers in Norrmalm, Östermalm, and Vasastan will have access to 5G in June.May 18: Xfinity Mobile is available in several cities, and data plans including 5G services are available at no additional fee.May 18: China Mobile and ZTE announce the deployment of ZENIC ONE, a cloud-based 5G transport management and cloud system.May 12: Telia launches 5G in Norway in Lillestrøm and parts of Groruddalen in Oslo.May 11: Polish mobile phone network operator, Polkomtel/Plus, begins offering 5G service to 900 thousand people in seven cities: Warsaw, Gdańsk, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin, and Wrocław.May 4: Vodacom turns on 5G in Africa, in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town.May 1: The world's highest peak, Mount Qomolangma, gets 5G service from China Mobile to improve things like live broadcasting and monitoring.

5G Phones and Other Hardware

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Phones for 5G are quickly approaching, with some companies already releasing them and many others planning to this year. Other mobile carriers are offering 5G hotspots so that customers can get on 5G with their 4G devices.

The 9 Best 5G Phones of 2021April 16: ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G is announced (in China).April 16: TCL announces the TCL 20 Pro 5G.April 15: Security software company BKAV is reportedly working on 5G phones.April 12: Singtel launches a portable 5G-in-a-box platform called GENIE.April 11: Realme 8 5G is coming April 21 with 48MP triple camera.April 6: Intel launches its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon processor for 5G.March 25: Samsung and Marvell unveil new system-on-a-chip to advance 5G networks.March 18: Philippines-based Smart Communications launches Rocket WiFi 5G which can connect up to 15 Wi-Fi-capable devices.March 17: Samsung unveils the Galaxy A52 5G.March 11: The Moto G40 could be Motorola's next 5G phone.March 1: Microsoft hints at new Surface Duo 2 with 5G and upgraded camera.February 16: Blackberry-branded 5G phones with QWERTY keyboards to launch this year.February 10: Qualcomm announces the world's first 10 gigabit 5G modem-RF system.February 2: MediaTek announces the T700 5G modem, which supports non-standalone and standalone Sub-6 5G network architectures.January 26: Sony introduces the Xperia PRO 5G phone that comes with a dedicated HDMI input.January 20: MediaTek launches new 5G smartphone chipsets, Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100, with "unrivaled AI, camera and multimedia features."January 14: Samsung releases the Galaxy S21 series with 5G: S21 Ultra, S21+, and S21.January 12: D-Link announces their new 5GNR Wi-Fi 6 CPE and the availability of their 5G Wi-Fi 6 mobile hotspot.January 11: Archos launches the X67 5G, the first 5G rugged smartphone.January 8: Pivotal Commware releases Pivot 5G, a smart network repeater.December 24: The Oppo Reno5 Pro+ 5G is officially announced.December 22: STL unveils Garuda, a smart, energy-efficient, plug-and-play 5G indoor small cell.November 10: T-Mobile releases their first 5G hotspot, the 5G MiFi M2000, which can connect up to 30 devices.October 27: TCL Mobile announces a $400 5G phone, the TCL 10 5G UW, which will be available from Verizon on October 29.October 20: Sierra Wireless announces the world's first multi-network 5G vehicle router for mission-critical first responders.October 13: Apple announces two 5G iPhone models: iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.October 9: Google Fi offers 5G-compatible phones from Samsung that can be used on their network.October 6: Apple is rumored to be releasing four new 5G iPhones on October 13.October 5: Motorola razr 5G launches in India.September 30: Google announces two 5G phones: Pixel 5 and a Pixel 4a variant.September 30: AT&T will begin offering the Motorola razr 5G phone on October 2.September 18: Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy S7+ 5G tablets are now available in the US.September 15: LG announces a 5G-ready, multi-screen swivel smartphone called LG Wing 5G.September 14: According to GSA, over 400 5G devices have been announced, double the count from early 2020.September 9: Verizon launches the Inseego MiFi M2100 mobile hotspot that works with their 5G Ultra Wideband and 4G LTE network.September 2: Samsung announces the Galaxy A42 5G phone at its Life Unstoppable event.August 27: T-Mobile introduces the REVVL 5G phone for as low as $200.August 17: ZTE announces the ZTE Axon 20 5G, a phone with an under-display camera that will launch in China on September 1.August 14: A possible 5G-compatible Razr phone might be coming September 9.August 6: Samsung unveils three new 5G devices: Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra, Tab S7 and S7+, and Galaxy Z Fold2.August 3: The Realme V5 5G phone is announced, will launch at $200.August 3: Google announces two 5G phones coming this fall, the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.July 23: Samsung announces that the Galaxy Z Flip 5G will arrive August 7 for $1,449.99.July 21: LG's newest phone, the LG Velvet 5G, will be available in the US on July 22.July 21: au by KDDI releases its first 5G mobile router for users in Japan.July 9: Verizon customers can now preorder the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G UW.July 8: The Realme X50 5G launches.July 7: Motorola announces their newest phone, the Moto G 5G Plus.July 6: VinSmart announces its partnership with Qualcomm to produce the Vsmart Aris 5G, Vietnam's first 5G phone.July 2: Leaks suggest that Motorola's next Razr will support 5G and have a 48MP camera and 6.2-inch screen.June 19: AT&T begins pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G.June 16: Verizon introduces the Lenovo Flex 5G PC.June 16: HTC reveals its first next-gen phone, the HTC U20 5G.June 12: Xfinity Mobile customers can now pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW.June 4: Honor launches their newest 5G smartphone in China, the Honor Play 4 Pro, which doubles as a thermometer.May 26: Telstra launches the 5G Wi-Fi Pro hotspot in Australia, which uses Wi-Fi 6 and supports up to 30 devices.May 11: Vivo's G1 5G smartphone, geared toward government and enterprise clients, launches in China.May 8: The Honor X10 5G phone will be released in China on May 20.May 4: Xiaomi is launching the Mi 10 5G smartphone in India on May 8.

New 5G Use Cases

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A new era of 5G-enabled products is beginning. A few practical use cases for 5G include interconnected smart cities, mobile augmented reality and virtual reality, and device-to-device communication.

5G Will Change Everything... No, Really!April 13: Verizon partners with Univision to deliver 5G viewing experiences for Liga MX fans.April 9: Georgia Tech's ATHENA group envision a future where IoT devices will be powered wirelessly over 5G networks.April 5: LG Uplus deploys 5G-supported robots in North Jeolla Province, South Korea, to collect city air quality information.February 12: Incheon National University researchers in South Korea create an AI-based, 5G-integrated virtual emotion recognition system that could inform nearby people of an unstable driver.February 12: Small Robot Company and 5G RuralDorset partner to develop a method for using 5G-connected robots on farms in the UK.February 9: Verizon announces that they're working with Zyter's ThermalAlert thermal imaging platform to better monitor the temperature of fans at venues.February 5: For Super Bowl LV, the Verizon 5G SuperStadium in the NFL mobile app allows fans with an iPhone 12 the ability to engage with seven different camera angles while in the Raymond James Stadium and five angles at home, as well as project AR overlays of NFL's Next Gen Stats for players.December 23: SK Telecom installs 5G base stations in Incheon International Airport in South Korea to help operate an AI system that screens patients for viruses.December 7: Vodafone Germany partners with Nreal to enable the Nreal Light mixed reality glasses to be used over Vodafone's 5G network.November 25: Self-driving 5G trucks from Neolix are used to deliver KFC in Shanghai, China.November 18: John Deere obtains 5G licenses in Iowa and Illinois that will enable the use of private 5G in its manufacturing facilities.November 17: Verizon and Snapchat release an AR experience called 5G Landmaker Lens for Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband customers.November 16: Hospitals in China conduct a remotely-operated, robot-assisted ultrasound over 5G.November 4: 5G use within Tesla vehicles might one day be a reality after a hacker finds hints of it in a software update.October 23: Hepta Airborne runs trials as part of the 5G!Drones project that could be used during busy events like concerts and sports for on-demand, high-speed internet.October 8: Telia, Ericsson, and transportation company Keolis use 5G to remotely operate an autonomous, electric minibus in Sweden.September 24: Keolis uses 5G in an autonomous self-driving trial in Sweden.June 25: Vodafone partners with Ford to use 5G during electric vehicle manufacturing.

5G Research and Other News

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5G isn't yet as ubiquitous as 4G, but that doesn't stop businesses from planning how they can capitalize on it. Companies are developing ideas on how they might one day use a 5G network or device; some could even prove to be a good investment if you get in early.

April 13:  Mavenir and Xilinx announce a collaboration to bring to market a unified 4G/5G O-RAN mMIMO portfolio to enable Open RAN deployments.April 10: Fujitsu and Trend Micro demonstrate solution to secure private 5G.April 7: Epic selects Ericsson as their exclusive 5G RAN provider, preparing Malta for 5G.April 6: A multi-year partnership is announced between FreedomFi and AccessParks to deploy 5G across hundreds of sites in national and state parks.April 5: Dish selects Palo Alto Networks to help secure 5G network.March 31: Accessible virtually from around the world, Ericsson Open Lab launches in Ottawa, Canada, with a focus on innovating virtualized 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN) technologies.March 23: Lockheed Martin and Omnispace explore space-based 5G global network.March 19: Rogers partners with the Canadian government, Province of Ontario, and Eastern Ontario Regional Network to expand wireless connectivity to 99% of Eastern Ontario by 2025.March 18: Orange Poland announces plans to build a 5G campus network at the Miele factory.March 16: Telenet selects Ericsson, Nokia, and Google Cloud as partners for the rollout of their 5G network in Belgium.March 15: Nokia and Orange strike global 5G network optimization deal; will cover all of Orange's markets starting with France and Spain.March 15: SaskTel selects Samsung for 5G network deployment.March 11: Apple to invest $1.2B in Germany, with focus on 5G and beyond.March 9: US equipment vendor and 5G tech company Airspan Networks announces plans to go public through a merger with New Beginnings Acquisition.March 8: DISH announces plans to acquire Republic Wireless, an MVNO service operating on the T-Mobile network.March 5: DISH chooses Amdocs' cloud-based billing system, Optima, to support enterprise and wholesale customers on its 5G network.March 3: Bluebird Network strengthens 5G network capabilities across the Midwest.February 27: Samsung subsidiary HARMAN International acquires Savari, an automotive technology company developing V2X technology in 5G Edge and automotive devices.February 23: India's Airtel and Qualcomm to collaborate for 5G in India.February 23: T-Mobile introduces the Magenta MAX plan, which "delivers unlimited Premium Data — 4G and 5G — on your smartphone. That means you can't be slowed down based on how much you use."February 21: In a partnership between Smart and KT Corp., subscribers roaming in South Korea can start enjoying data roaming speeds using their Smart SIM and 5G device.February 19: Satellite networking technology company Gilat Satellite Networks announces the launch of its next-gen family of VSATs, Aquarius, supporting 5G networks and LEO/MEO constellations.February 17: Powered by T-Mobile 5G, Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology announce the 5G Connected Future incubator program designed to support the growth and development of entrepreneurs and startups as they work to build the next big thing in 5G.February 10: Chinese company Huawei says that they're open to transferring their 5G tech to global partners.February 9: TELUS and Google form a 10-year agreement where Google Cloud will become one of their partners in the delivery of 5G services and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC).February 8: DISH selects Aviat as a key supplier of 5G microwave transport.February 5: Bell Canada to invest nearly $1B in its network in 2021, part of which includes plans to double 5G coverage.January 28: Aradatum introduces wind-powered 5G towers.January 25: Verizon's mobile 5G service is now available to Prepaid customers.January 25: India's Reliance Jio performs advanced 5G tests that deliver speeds of over 1 Gbps.January 19: Three UK partners with TCS to accelerate 5G network rollout.January 19: Ericsson selected by APT for first 5G Multi-Operator Core Network in Taiwan.January 13: T-Mobile announces 5-year, multi-billion-dollar agreements with Ericsson and Nokia to continue expanding their 5G network.January 13: Telenor Norway selects Zyxel Communications' 5G NR Fixed Wireless Access outdoor router NR 7101 to roll out 5G FWA.December 28: DTAC, a mobile phone provider in Thailand, chooses Nokia as its first 5G partner.December 23: Vodafone plans to experiment with 5G in Egypt's New Administrative Capital.November 20: Professional services company Accenture acquires engineering services company Arca to bolster its 5G network capabilities.November 16: As part of an agreement with Crown Castle, DISH will receive fiber transport services and have the option to utilize the company for pre-construction services, helping DISH facilitate its 5G network buildout.November 13: Huawei proposes its vision for 5.5G to "inject more vitality into 5G."November 3: In partnership with Deutsche Telecom, Cambridge Consultants unveils a new kind of wireless antenna that can deliver in-air 5G to provide high-speed internet around the globe from an unmanned, hydrogen-powered aircraft.October 28: BT selects Ericsson as its end-to-end 5G partner for deployment across London, Belfast, and other major UK cities.October 27: The FCC adopts rules creating the 5G Fund for Rural America to distribute up to $9 billion for next-gen wireless broadband.October 13: ATIS launches the Next G Alliance to aid North America's advancement to 6G; members include AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Samsung, Facebook, Ericsson, and others.October 8: Fujitsu launches private 5G services in Japan to accelerate customers' digital transformation.October 6: Verizon partners with the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center to become the exclusive 5G provider of each.September 24: DISH chooses inventory and service order management software from Blue Planet to automate its 5G network.September 14: DOCOMO launches inbound 5G roaming with AT&T which allows customers visiting Japan to use DOCOMO's 5G network.August 3: Verizon enters into a 5G global roaming partnership with South Korea so that users with a compatible device can access the new network when traveling from the US.August 1: Optus begins providing its 5G Home Broadband service to its MVNOs in Australia, with SpinTel being the first.July 29: Avanci launches a new licensing platform to make it easier for 5G patents to be shared with automotive and IoT companies.July 28: Verizon becomes exclusive 5G partner of esports organization FaZe Clan; will show how the network can benefit live events and gaming content.July 27: U.S. Cellular agrees to provide enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) 5G mmWave using Nokia's AirScale solution.July 15: Verizon and Cellwize collaborate on a new platform that speeds up the deployment of Verizon's 5G sites through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence.June 29: Nokia reaches a 3-year deal with Taiwan Mobile to supply 5G RAN, core, and IMS.June 24: Digital Catapult and Verizon will launch a program for startups to explore how 5G can solve real-world business challenges.June 12: Verizon becomes the official 5G network provider for Riot Games' League of Legends Championship Series.May 21: Verizon partners with Pivotal Commware, Movandi, and Wistron NeWeb to provide wireless extender tech that pushes 5G signals further in homes and public areas.May 20: Nokia achieves world-record 5G speeds of up to 4.7 Gbps.May 15: Rakuten delays their 5G launch in Japan until September due to supply chain problems.