Knowledge Identifier: $3G
Category: Technology (703)
Launched in 1980.
Countries: (43%), South Korea (29%), Republic of Korea (14%)
Linked to: International Telecommunication Union, KT, Panasonic, Ericsson
The first European pre-commercial network was an UMTS network on the Isle of Man by Manx Telecom, the operator then owned by British Telecom, and the first commercial network in Europe was opened for business by Telenor in December 2001 with no commercial handsets and thus no paying customers.