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The launch of 5G

5G is here and its deployment across the country is being scheduled in stages. Discover the different phases.

2016

FIRST LABORATORY TESTS

The first laboratory tests were conducted in Belgium.

2019

LAUNCH OF 5G IN EUROPE

5G really took off in the world and in Europe in. That’s when the first public networks appeared.

2018

THE FIRST SITE TESTS

The first site tests, in the open air, took place in Haasrode.

2020

LAUNCH OF 5G IN BELGIUM

April: 5G technology launched in Belgium. A new smartphone (Oppo) dedicated to 5G is available and end users note an increase in speed of around 30%. Before the summer: the BIPT (Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications) would grant temporary licenses for deployment in the new frequency bands intended specifically for 5G. During 2020: the first routers and other industrial devices will be available on a bigger scale.

2021

CONSTRUCTION, AUCTION & IMPLEMENTATION

Start of construction of the shared Proximus and Orange access network Auctioning of 5G frequencies to grant rights of use for 20 years. Phase depends on a federal and regional decision. Start of gradual deployment of 5G at national level. This phase will be staggered over several years.

2022

NEW FUNCTIONS FOR B2B

Provision of new functionalities for B2B: Slicing (virtual networks for specific uses) and Mobile Private Networks.

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ADOPTION OF 5G WILL VARY FROM SECTOR TO SECTOR