By 2025, the Luxembourg government plans to install 400 new 5G towers in the country. Areas for the new towers have already been selected, 391 of them have been approved by the government. 5G communication can already be used in some regions of the Grand Duchy. Most often, new towers are found in the capital and near it.
Two years ago, energy regulator ILR sold some of the country’s 5G frequency spectrum at an auction. Frequency usage licenses lasting 15 years were bought by 4 companies: Post, Orange Luxembourg, Proximus and Luxembourg Online. In total, the purchase cost them 41 million euros. Now it is they who will install 400 new towers. Post Luxembourg plans to complete its part of the work this year.
The auction sold the rights to low and medium frequencies. Low frequencies will be used for remote regions. They provide stable communication quality over long distances. But the connection speed is relatively low. Mid frequencies cover a smaller radius, but the connection with them is faster. Ultra-high ultra-fast frequencies will not be used by new towers just yet.