Movistar makes use of DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) for this, very important to achieve this stage of coverage so shortly. In this case, it permits providing 5G in the 1800-2100MHz bands whereas sustaining the 4G service in these frequencies. The expertise Ericsson Spectrum Sharing o Nokia’s AirScale Radio Access merchandise for 4G and 5G NR (New Radio) are very important in this journey.
All that is being carried out in the 3.5 GHz band, though additionally in the 1,800 and 2,100 MHz bands. 5G NSA (Non Standalone) expertise is used, which can’t be utilized autonomously in 5G networks. For that motive, it depends on present 4G infrastructures. This is finished by all operators awaiting the discharge of 700 MHz and the launch of the primary 5G SA coverage.
About 200 new places with 5G each month
According to the newest figures, Movistar already has 5G coverage in greater than 800 municipalities with its 5G expertise primarily based on DSS. This is the equal of offering fifth era cellular service to 65% of the inhabitants. If we belief these figures, we’re solely 10% away from reaching the goal set in just a few days.
Movistar has already turned on 2,900 Ericsson and Nokia nodes. Of these, there are 700 to be turned on throughout today to achieve the deliberate variety of 3,600 websites. Coverage has unfold roughly uniformly by way of the principle inhabitants facilities, however in latest weeks they’ve targeted lots on the Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands, Galicia, Andalusia and Castilla y León.
If we have a look at the figures that we have now been in a position to acquire since September. The deployment fee could be about 200 places each month. At the start of October we advised you that it was accessible in 400 cities and 40% of the inhabitants. Already at the start of November, the determine stood at precisely 650 places.
The operator may have a complete of 921 Spanish municipalities with 5G coverage by 2021, which might be equal to that promised 75% of the inhabitants of our nation.