Initial 5G services are available in major cities across Slovenia, covering an estimated 25% of the population
Telekom Slovenije has launched what it’s calling the first commercial 5G network in Slovenia with support from Ericsson, who is supplying the operator with RAN and packet core solutions. Ericsson also assisted with a software installation to existing Ericsson Radio System and packet core equipment, which will enable spectrum sharing between 4G and 5G on 2600 MHz FDD spectrum, traditionally used only for 4G.
In the press release, Matjaž Beričič, management board member and CTO, Telekom Slovenije, commented, “Mobile data traffic is growing exponentially, so we must ensure further development of our network in order to provide an excellent user experience with new emerging services and applications, including IoT. This is an evolutionary journey made possible by our strong 4G network with well-established VOLTE capabilities.