5G in Europe: Greece in top performers, according to an Ookla report
Greece is one of the very few European countries where all 5G pioneer bands have been assigned, Ookla has noted in a report about the state of play of 5G in Europe. The company outlines in a blog post the progress made so far on 5G in Europe and also notes the challenges the region is facing. Ookla recalls that according to the State of Digital Communications report published by the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, the uptake of 5G in Europe accounts for only 2.8% of the total mobile connections, compared to 13.4% in the United States and 29.3% in South Korea, despite being available to 62% of the population.
Ookla also identifies Greece as one of the top European countries on 5G availability. Greece surpasses countries such as China, the United Kingdom, Japan, Finland, France, Germany, and Italy.
Four out of 30 countries in Europe are yet to assign spectrum, Ookla stresses and adds that 5G networks will become a platform of innovation
Futhermore, enterprises have a range of choices to secure 5G spectrum:
- Public networks with SLAs
- Public networks with network slicing or local infrastructure (edge computing)
- Private (non-standalone) network utilizing either their own or operator-owned spectrum.