The European Union has declared that by 2020 it will have introduced 5G in every member state, in at least one city. In order to achieve this goal, the Dutch government has designated several locations in the Netherlands as test locations. Do you want to know when 5G will be rolled out in the Netherlands? Then read on quickly to find the sim only goedkoopste!
Advantages of a 5G network
5G is the successor of 4G and is therefore the fifth generation of wireless internet. 5G will provide a more reliable connection and enables fast data transfer. 5G is necessary to meet the increasing demand for mobile data. The roll-out of 5G can be done on three different bandwidths: 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz.
No 5G Network in the Netherlands for the time being
For a 5G network in the Netherlands, the bandwidth of 3.5GHz is the most important. According to the ACM (Consumer and Market Authority), KPN, Vodafone, Ziggo and T-Mobile/Tele2 will be the parties that will participate in the auction once this bandwidth has been freed up. However, all parties must first be able to guarantee a national 5G coverage on the 700 MHz bandwidth.
Until then, you have to rely on subscriptions with 4G internet. Curious about which sim only suits you, compare all sim only subscriptions with us.
Uncertainty about 5G network auction
There is still a great deal of uncertainty about when auctions will take place. For a national coverage, providers must guarantee a national 5G coverage and there are still some bears on the road.
5G Auction frequency 700MHz
A national 5g coverage will be realized on the 700MHz frequency. However, this frequency has not yet been fully opened for mobile data traffic. This is because the Ministry of Defence uses this frequency. The frequency will not be fully set up for mobile data traffic until 1 January 2020. It therefore continues to speculate when the auction will be held.
5G Auction frequency 3.5GHz
Using the 5G network only becomes interesting when connecting to a frequency of 3.5GHz. This increases the data capacity considerably compared to the lower frequency. The auction will not take place until the providers have demonstrated to the government that they can guarantee national coverage on the 700MHz frequency. Here too it is still speculating when the auction will be held. Because this frequency is used by the Dutch Intelligence Service and they indicate that they will use this frequency until at least 2022.