By Janene Pieters
KPN and T-Mobile are switching on their 5G networks on Tuesday. KPN’s network is launching in the”largest part” of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, and “parts in between”, as well as in Eindhoven. T-Mobile is starting the activation of its network in The Hague and will expand to other Dutch cities during the course of the year, the telecom companies said to NU.nl.
The Netherlands’ first 5G frequencies, including the 700MHz bands used to roll out the 5G network nationwide, were auctioned off late last month. Last week, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced that KPN, T-Mobile and VodafoneZiggo all bought an equal share of the 700MHz frequency for a total of 1.23 billion euros.