coverage, 4G upgrades and more

Thus, the leaks that Telefónica was going to launch 5G when it had huge protection have been fulfilled, and the operator has introduced that 5G is now accessible in all of the Autonomous Communities of Spain. If you’ve got a 5G cell, you’re Movistar clients, and you reside in a big metropolis in Spain, it’s possible you’ll have already got 5G protection.

75% of the inhabitants can have 5G from Movistar earlier than the top of the 12 months

Movistar he has 5G networks turned on at present, and within the coming months it’ll increase the deployment in such a approach that the 75% of the Spanish inhabitants have 5G earlier than the top of 2020. In the next video you possibly can see if you should have 5G protection from Movistar earlier than the top of the 12 months, however it is rather seemingly that this would be the case for those who dwell in a extremely populated nucleus of more than 20,000 inhabitants.

The 5G used is 5G NSA (Non-Standalone) With DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing), how may it’s in any other case at present. This 5G isn’t the “actual” 5G, however makes use of 5G know-how to speak between antennas and mobiles, however nonetheless makes use of the identical base community and 4G infrastructure. This brings a number of benefits, equivalent to with the ability to take pleasure in a number of the technical enhancements that 5G provides quicker. Furthermore, because the 5G SA (Stand Alone) standardized, it may be deployed instantly.

For this cause, the preliminary deployment of 5G is being carried out in present websites and infrastructures, and little by little new base stations and small cells shall be included relying on the capability or protection that every space wants.

In the present deployment, the bands of 3.5 GHz, that they’re the one ones at present licensed and that they’re those that Vodafone has been utilizing for more than a 12 months. Telefónica affirms that it’ll additionally use the center bands, positioned between the 1,800 and 2,100 MHz, for the 5G sign. These bands are at present utilized by 4G, and will benefit from the NR (New Radio) tools that enables working with each applied sciences (4G and 5G) on these frequencies.

The operator has chosen as a slogan the start of the «was millisecond«, Referring to the low latency provided by 5G connections, which is able to permit distant management of units in actual time, in addition to selling the autonomous automotive.

Little by little they may flip off the 2G and 3G

Movistar additionally affirms that the brand new deployments of 5G shall be accompanied by a gradual shutdown of previous 2G and 3G networks. 3G will certainly die in 2025, the identical 12 months by which copper will disappear from Spain and shall be 100% changed by fiber optics; not less than within the Movistar community. They don’t give dates on 2G, since many calls nonetheless use that know-how, however by permitting 4G to make calls, it’s anticipated that it’ll additionally disappear shortly after 3G.