The auction for the allocation of 5G frequencies conducted by the Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (I.L.R) ended this week. Orange obtained the maximum available frequencies for the 5th generation of mobile communications: 2×10 on the 700 MHz band, 1×110 on the 3.6 GHz band.
Complementary to 4G, 5G represents the latest evolution of mobile networks and is one of the major technological breakthroughs for the next decade. It will bring many improvements in speed, latency, reliability, scalability, flexibility, security, coverage and capacity.
Thanks to its performance, 5G will support the digital transformation of most economic sectors (health, transport, industrial production…) and will be a lever of competitiveness for companies in Luxembourg. “5G is designed to be a multi-service network.
It is the network ideal to support the evolution of usage and the development of new services. Without it, we will see congestion on the 4G network” explains Jeannot Grethen, Director Legal & Business Development at Orange Luxembourg.
A 5G network to respond to the increase in usage requires high capacity
Convinced of the potential of 5G, Orange Luxembourg has been actively preparing for the arrival of 5G for several months. The auctions recently conducted by the Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (I.L.R.) therefore represented a major challenge for the operator.
The result is very positive. “We are particularly pleased with the outcome of these auctions. We obtained 110 MHz on the 3.6 GHz band, which is the maximum, and this will enable us to provide our customers with the highest capacity to use or imagine the services of tomorrow.
Network quality and customer experience are the pillars of sustainable development and will remain our priority. Orange Luxembourg, with the support of the Orange Group, is therefore definitively ready for 5G” says Corinne Lozé, CEO of Orange Luxembourg.
“5G will allow us to offer dedicated and tailor-made connectivity, adapted to the specific needs of new innovative applications based on virtual and augmented reality, real-time automation, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, and remote medical assistance, etc.”, tells Jeannot Grethen.
The launch of 5G will take place gradually
The first smartphones are already available. Deployment will be gradual. Initially, 5G will make it possible to cope with the rise in global traffic by complementing existing networks and continuing to offer everyone an optimal connection.
“5G will gradually offer enhanced mobile broadband up to 10 times faster than 4G and high-performance fixed Internet access to complement the fiber network where it is not available. With 5G, we are confirming our commitment to offer the best in fixed and mobile connectivity to our customers and to support startups and companies in their innovation projects,” adds Corinne Lozé, CEO of Orange Luxembourg.
About Orange Luxembourg
Orange Communications Luxembourg is a fully converged telecommunications operator offering fixed and mobile telephony, mobile broadband internet, fibre and cable/internet TV services for business and residential markets in Luxembourg.
Orange Luxembourg is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange Belgium and has been operating in the Luxembourg telecommunications market since May 2004. Orange Fab is a start-up accelerator that supports and enables the deployment of innovative solutions within the Orange Group and its subsidiaries.