T-Mobile preps 5G launch in the Czech Republic

T-Mobile preps 5G launch in the Czech Republic

T-Mobile’s Czech unit will switch on its non-standalone 5G network on November 1 in two locations with the aim to cover 25% of the population by the end of the year.

In a statement, the operator said 5G will be available in the cities of Prague and Brno. The next-generation will be embedded in Prague’s metro with a gradual rollout to 35 stations including: Roztyly, Chodov, Haje, Kacerov, Budejovicka, Pankrac and the Prazskeho povstani.

T-Mobile claimed it will have the widest 5G coverage in its launch cities. There are currently 180 5G base stations to be switched on with a total of 335 to go online.

The operator highlighted 5G improves on the previous generation with lower latency and larger data transfers, bringing to industries use cases such as autonomous vehicles and digitisation of production in the Czech Republic.

Rivals O2 and Vodafone have already launched their 5G networks in the Czech Republic, with O2 launching first.

Jose Perdomo Lorenzo, T-Mobile Czech Republic and Slovak Telekom CEO said: "The fifth generation of mobile networks is a great commitment for us. The new technology standard is absolutely essential for the development of a gigabit society, which is one of the strategic pillars of T-Mobile.

"5G technology has huge potential and T-Mobile feels a great responsibility for its use. We want to provide people in our country with all the available options that 5G offers. That is why we approach the building of the network very responsibly and thoroughly in order to develop 5G technologies and services over the long-term period."

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