A1 Starts Largest 5G Network in Austria
With combination of fiber network and 3.5 GHz frequency for 5G services, A1 Telekom started the 5Giganetwork in Austria. As of January 25, 350 5G locations in 129 municipalities throughout Austria are put into operation, making it by far the largest 5G network in the country.
"Our goal is to make Austria one of the leading digital nations in Europe. This requires nationwide broadband coverage across Austria. We want rural areas in particular to benefit from this development,” said Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
"5G is the basis of Austria's future digitalization and will open up opportunities for new services and applications. We were able to ensure that we purchased the best frequency equipment at the first 5G auction in 2019. In combination with our fiber network, this now results in the largest 5Giganetwork,"said A1 Telekom Austria Group CEO Thomas Arnoldner.