Masmovil 5G network reaches 686 cities across Spain
Masomovil uses 80 MHz in the 3.5 GHz band
Spanish telecommunications operator Masmovil currently offers 5G service in 686 cities in 40 provinces of Spain for customers of its Yoigo brand, the company said in a statement.
According to the phone company, 54% of the country’s population is already covered by its 5G network infrastructure.
The operator’s 5G service is offered through a combination of its own infrastructure and an agreement with competing operator Orange. Masmovil currently has 80 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for 5G delivery.
Some of the provinces in which the carrier provides 5G include Alicante, Almeria, Asturias, Ávila, Barcelona, Cadiz, Cantabria, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Huesca, León, Lugo, Madrid, Málaga, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Ourense, Las Palmas, Pontevedra, La Rioja, Salamanca, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Zamora and Zaragoza. Since September, the phone company has expanded its 5G infrastructure to 133 cities in Spain.
The operator also said it intends to continue rolling out 5G infrastructure in the coming months to expand its current coverage. The phone company also noted that its 5G portfolio already includes more than 30 devices.
In October 2019, Masmovil signed an agreement with Orange Spain covering mobile, fiber and broadband technologies. The agreement gives Masmovil access to the entire 5G network of Orange Spain through a “virtual active sharing mode” agreement, allowing it to deploy 5G in 4,500 locations that cover 35% of the population Spanish in 40 main cities including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia. , Seville, Zaragoza, Malaga and Bilbao. Orange will deploy a total of 1,500 new sites by the end of 2021 in Spain.
The 5G agreement between Masmovil and Orange will be valid until 2028 and can be extended for another 5 years.
Rival Orange already offers 5G services in 787 cities in 38 provinces of the country. According to the European operator, its 5G network infrastructure already reaches 52% of the Spanish population.
Orange had said it expected its 5G network to reach 90% of the Spanish population by the end of 2022.
Orange is currently offering 5G in the country through a combination of non-autonomous 5G (NSA) and dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technologies. The operator launched 5G commercial services in Spain in September 2020, using equipment provided by Swedish supplier Ericsson.
Meanwhile, Telefónica previously said it had extended its 5G network coverage to more than 80% of the country’s population by the end of the first quarter of 2021, having installed more than 4,300 nodes providing coverage to more than 37 million. inhabitants.
The phone company said its 5G network reaches 1,253 cities across Spain. The company launched its 5G service in September 2020.
Vodafone launched Spain’s first 5G commercial network in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastián, La Coruña, Vigo, Gijón, Pamplona, Logroño and Santander in June 2019. also achieved more. more than 130 use cases on the 5G network in areas such as smart cities, agriculture, health and tourism with the collaboration of around 30 partners.