A1 Slovenia has launched commercial 5G services, offering download rates of up to 1Gbps. The network has gone live in the cities of Ljubljana, Maribor and Celje, with services available free to any A1 subscriber with a compatible handset. The cellco plans to cover 60% of the population with 5G by the end of 2022. Parent company A1 Telekom Austria Group recently selected Nokia to extend its 5G footprint outside of Austria into Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovenia. 5G was already available in Slovenia via rival operators Telekom Slovenije (launched July 2020) and Telemach (June 2021).