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Three Austria claims ‘true 5G’

Meanwhile, in Austria, Three (Hutchison Drei) says it is the first MNO in the country to launch a ‘true 5G’ network. Deutsche Telekom-owned Magenta Telekom (formerly T-Mobile Austria) recently announced ‘5G-ready’ plans but Hutchison Drei says it has turned on full 5G, initially in the city of Linz, where it has upgraded 20 base stations to 5G, and will extend that to offer full coverage in Linz, and 5G in some other cities, by the end of this year. Hutchison Drei CEO Jan Trionow said: “Other vendors are just ‘5G-ready’ or have upgraded individual transmission masts across Austria. Today we are launching the first true contiguous 5G network that is worthy of the name. While the others only talk about the…

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