Telekom Slovenije first to roll out 5G network in Slovenia

The operator is the first in the country to deploy 5G nationally using existing base stations and the 4G 2600MHz frequency

Telekom Slovenije announced it is the first operator in Slovenia to launch a 5G network nationally, using existing base stations and the 2600 MHz frequency spectrum it already uses for 4G. This upgrade will provide higher data transfer speeds than on the LTE network already in the first phase, while the full potential of 5G will become available after additional frequency bands are awarded, the operator said.

Telekom Slovenije plans to launch its 5G “campus” networks, where a single physical infrastructure can host several virtual dedicated networks for various business verticals, such as energy supply, transportation, logistics, manufacturing, smart cities, healthcare, protection, public safety and rescue services, and more.

Matjaž Beričič, Management Board member and CTO of Telekom Slovenije, noted, “5G is not the destination, it is the road…Mobile data traffic has been growing exponentially, with data transfer in our mobile network increasing more than 25-fold compared to 2013, when we launched the fourth generation of mobile networks.

He continued, “Even though the bandwidth is too limited for full-fledged 5G deployment… this new generation of technology is much more spectrally efficient, and can transfer more bits per second per Herz of bandwidth. This puts Slovenia on the map of advanced countries with 5G.”

Active in development

Telekom Slovenije is collaborating on the 5G Safety project together with Port of Koper and Internet Institute, and in the European development project 5G-LOGINNOV, which brings together 15 partners from several European countries, and will launch in September.

The 5G-LOGINNOV focuses on 5G for logistics as part of Industry 4.0.

Previously it took part in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

As a partner in the iCirrus project, it helped researched the effects of the cloud radio access network architecture (C-RAN) on the capacities of the 5G mobile network, such as device-to-device communications (D2D) and the introduction of virtual mobile services in the cloud.

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