Orange to launch 5G in Brussels in 2019
French telecom group, Orange, parent company of Orange Belgium, is going to introduce 5G, the newest technology for super-fast mobile internet, in Brussels and 16 other cities as from next year, as was announced on Wednesday by CEO, Stéphane Richard, in Paris.
The two other listed operators – Proximus and Telenet – have similar plans for 2020. According to the European Commission, the new technology could create 2,4 million jobs and represent a return of 146 billion euro.
Europe is seriously lagging behind the US and Asia when it comes to 5G.
Why is 5G so important? Because it represents new options for connectivity. The first generation made it possible to have a phone connection. The second already allowed to send text messages. With 3G it was possible to send images and thanks to 4G we have mobile internet.
With 5G we will be able to connect objects that aren’t now. 5G will support the digitizing of industries by offering new services and even contribute to tomorrow’s transport.
5G will support the connected and autonomous car, it will help to develop e-health services and to integrate virtual reality, it will contribute to the development of smart cities…