Movistar continues to burn phases to meet what it promised again in September, that’s, to achieve 75% of the inhabitants with 5G in Spain earlier than the top of the 12 months. Per week after the announcement, it was activated in 7 cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza and Murcia. In October we discovered that 40% of the Spanish inhabitants had already reached 5G coverage in greater than 400 areas. Now, the works proceed to advance and in November it was confirmed that Movistar already has 5G coverage in greater than 600 areas.
Using the three.5 GHz band, Movistar continues to deploy its 5G know-how in our nation. The operator doesn’t need to await the 700 MHz public sale to reach, though it is aware of that this spectrum shall be key for rural areas and removed from cities. It may even use bands between 1,800 and 2,100 MHz. In all of them, the know-how shall be 5G NSA (Non Standalone) that might be complemented with DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing). The use of 5G SA shouldn’t be thought of till later.
This know-how permits providing 5G in the 1800-2100MHz bands whereas sustaining the 4G service. The two important Movistar community suppliers in our nation are Ericsson Y Nokia, every of them collaborating with their very own applied sciences. Now, it’s time to see the evolution of the deployment works that in October already coated the 50 Spanish provincial capitals.
5G Movistar coverage in November 2020
According to the newest figures, confirmed by Enrique Blanco, CTO of Telefónica, the corporate has already deployed 5G in about 640 municipalities, which represents greater than 200 extra in comparison with the October figures. In addition, that determine would correspond to 42% of the inhabitants, a lot nearer to the 75% that they promise to have earlier than the top of 2020.
In whole, they’d be 921 Spanish municipalities with 5G coverage by 2021, a great foundation to deal with the following phases of the know-how deployment. These phases would undergo deploying it at 700 MHz, in addition to utilizing the 5G SA commonplace that was accomplished final summer season.
By cities, this 2020 we can have coverage in all cities with greater than 50,000 inhabitants, nearly all these with greater than 30,000 inhabitants, half of the cities with greater than 20,000 inhabitants and some cities with 10,000 inhabitants. As we have now already burdened, that is solely the primary section of the method of the large arrival of 5G in our lives.
Now is the time for residents to begin migrating to 5G-compatible terminals, a course of that won’t be fast, however will inevitably happen over the following few years. In this case, the identical will occur as with the arrival of 4G and the touchdown of appropriate mobiles.