Orange has said it is ready to launch its 5G network in Luxembourg, after partnering with Ericsson to conduct tests in laboratory conditions. New antennas have been installed and the network can be switched once the required frequency has been allocated, claims the operator. ‘We are convinced that 5G is a step that will bring a lot of disruption in terms of innovation. In a very responsible way, we want to make our customers benefit from the evolutions of the era of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. All this in order to participate in a new form of digital society,’ noted Orange Luxembourg CEO, Corinne Loze. Luxembourg’s capital is one of the 17 European cities in which Orange Group has been trialling 5G services.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, the government has indicated that allocation of spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.6GHz bands will take place by mid-2020 at the latest, mostly likely via an auction.