Orange Espana continues to expand its 5G network, with Logrono, Pamplona and Zaragoza all added to the cellco’s footprint. Coverage will typically be available in central areas of these cities from launch, with around 30% of each location understood to be served. Going forward, Orange says it will extend its 5G network to 93 cities by end-2020, equivalent to national 5G coverage of around 15%.
Orange officially launched 5G mobile services in selected parts of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Malaga in September this year. The network utilises spectrum in the 3.6GHz-3.8GHz band and connectivity is free of charge to users with 5G-capable handsets. Orange paid EUR132.1 million (USD156.2 million) for twelve 5MHz blocks in the 3.7GHz band back in July 2018.