The French telecom giant Orange has launched its first commercial 5G network in Romania in November 2019. Now, the company is launching its 5G network in five large cities of Spain. The move by Orange comes within a week of Telefonica’s roll out of 5G service.
Orange is now providing all its customers 5G services in the main areas of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, and Malaga. The services will come to its customers at no additional cost on their bill.
The company has brought its 5G RAN and core products and solutions to Madrid and Barcelona in partnership with Ericsson. “Ericsson is thrilled to partner with Orange Spain to help them capture the opportunities that 5G and related technologies will bring to their subscribers and to industries,” said Arun Bansal, President of Ericsson Europe and Latin America.
Orange is now looking to bring its 5G services to 75% of the population in Spain by the year end. The roll out will give people access to new services that can be used for faster downloads and will support smart devices and usher Industry 4.0.