At the beginning of the year, after bringing 5G to another of its brands (Jazztel), Orange announced the launch of its 5G SA (Stand Alone) network under the 5G+ trade name. It did so with Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle Communications as core network providers and only in four cities.
Already then, Orange promised to reach more cities with its 5G+ throughout the year and, just three months later, there are already six new populations that they can enjoy that 5G SA, also known as “real 5G”.
Ten Spanish cities already have 5G+
Last February, Orange became the first operator in Spain and one of the first in Europe to commercially launch 5G SA technology, which allows greater speed, better indoor 5G coverage and lower latency, as well as better energy efficiency and a greater number of connected devices.
Initially, the first cities that were able to enjoy Orange’s 5G+ or 5G SA were Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and Sevillealthough the operator promised to extend it to more places throughout the year.
Three months have passed since then and 5G+ has already reached six new cities: Bilbao, Alicante, Sabadell, Hospitalet, Castellón and Valladolid. With this, there are already 10 populations that have 90% 5G S coverage, according to the operator.
It must be remembered that the use of 5G+ does not imply any price increase for Orange customers, but to enjoy it a compatible terminal is required.
Although more models will be announced in the coming months (Galaxy S23 and Xiaomi 13, among them), the first mobiles that already support 5G+ of Orange are the following:
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