The leading mobile operator Tele2 successfully made the first video call in Latvia on the 5G network. The first 5G internet transmission exceeded 1 Gbps, while the average download speed on the 5G network was over 750 Mbps, which is 15 times higher than the average for the whole 4G network in Latvia last year.
"The Tele2 5G network at Mukusala Business Center is working well, demonstrating our willingness to take the next steps in the development of the next generation network. We hope to launch this network commercially as soon as possible so that all of our 5G smartphone customers can start using it. The speed of the mobile internet, which we are already able to achieve with 5G technology, is competitive with the speed offered by the optical internet, "says Tele2 Technical Director Liga Kruminya.
The first 5G smartphones will be available at Tele2 customer centers by the end of August. Huawei Mate20 X 5G phones will retail for 999 euros.
"While we can say for sure that the 5G era in Latvia has begun, it should be noted that 4G will be a mobile workhorse for many years to come, as 5G will gradually evolve due to its high cost and limited terminals and different Availability of 5G technological solutions in the market, "recalls Liga Kruminya.