French telecom sector mobilises for 5G - report

Saturday 12 July 2014 | 10:52 CET | News
France is mobilising for 5G and with an Orange-led consortium constituted to bid in a 5G standardisation tender due to be launched in November, Les Echos reports. The consortium includes Alcatel-Lucent, Thales, Sequans and eBlink and will have to partner other European players to qualify for EU research money. French manufacturers will be in competition with large Asian groups such as Samsung and Huawei, which plans to invest USD 600 million in 5G by 2018.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Alcatel-Lucent USA/FR / Huawei China / Orange / Samsung / Sequans / Thales
Countries: Europe / France
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