Orange Belgium has started offering 5G to its customers in Antwerp. The provider promises that more cities will follow in the near future. Orange offers the 5G network on the basis of temporary usage rights on the requested frequency bands. This year there will be a 5G auction.
Orange Belgium said it will serve customers after Antwerp in the Belgian coastal region and the cities of Ghent, Bruges and Leuven. with 5G display† This will be available to all of the company’s postpaid customers, including customers who own a 5G-enabled device. Orange does not report the speeds that customers can expect. The company says the connection is “three times faster than current 4G broadband, with significantly reduced latency.”
Like Cegeka, Entropia, Proximus and Telenet, Orange has to deal with Temporary Use Rights For the frequency range 3600-3800MHz. As a result, coverage is currently limited. At the beginning of 2020, the BIPT granted user rights to service providers to “enable the first 5G developments in this frequency band in Belgium” in the run-up to the 5G auction. Operators must comply with the rules of regional authorities for the installation of antennas and current radiation standards.
Orange reports that further expansion of supply outside the mentioned cities will follow as spectrum distribution is defined and radiation standards evolve further. Belgian 5G auction Will be held in June this year Place. The presenters can then submit their bids anonymously on 20 years of spectrum usage within the frequency bands 700MHz, 900MHz, 1400MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 3600MHz.
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