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Magyar Telekom Launches Commercial 5G Service

Magyar Telekom has begun its commercial 5G data transmission service. Initially, it is available in certain parts of Budapest and Zalaegerszeg, SW Hungary. 5G technology, allowing data transmission rates significantly higher than earlier, low latency, and the connection of a vast amount of network devices shall open up a number of new possibilities for residential and industrial use, the company says.

Telekom‘s commercial 5G service is operating within the 3.6 GHz frequency range. Similarly to the 2G, 3G, 4G technologies, Ericsson Hungary was Magyar Telekom‘s partner in constructing the 5G stations operational upon commercial launch.

„Magyar Telekom has for long been preparing for the introduction of 5G, we have been investigating the technology and the embedded opportunities for years now, and have also been operating a test network for the past 6 months. Thanks to this, a few days after the announcement of the results of the successful frequency bidding, we can already launch our commercial 5G service. 5G technology, allowing for data transmission rates significantly higher than earlier, low latency, and the connection of a vast amount of network devices shall open up a number of new possibilities for industrial use as well as in the everyday life of people. Relying on the newly obtained frequencies, we can further develop our key mobile network infrastructure, according to our plans, by the end of the year, we will further increase our 5G regional coverage, to make the newest generation of mobile technology available to an increasing number of subscribers,” Magyar Telekom CEO Tibor Rékasi said.

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