Discover the mobile Internet coverage in your commune in Luxembourg, thanks to this interactive map! Follow the development of 5G.
Do you live or work in Luxembourg and are you hesitating to take out a brand new 5G mobile package? If so, read this article: you'll know which type of package is best for your situation.
Unlike the fixed-line telephone of the 1980s, mobile networks do not need cables to operate. They use radio frequencies to transmit data... in the air. It is thanks to these frequencies that we can make our calls, listen to music or watch videos, wherever we are.
The higher the frequency bands used, the faster the electromagnetic waves and the higher the download or upload speed.
It was only in the 2010s that mobile data really began to be democratised, with a very strong acceleration from 2015. The emergence of unlimited packages has largely contributed to the development of 3G. However, the technologies used in recent years are very different.
5G is a radical game changer. While it uses some of the frequencies of 4G, it is also capable of using frequencies that are far higher than anything we have known before. We are no longer talking in megahertz, but in gigahertz (or 1000 MHz).
In short, 5G has enormous potential and can literally increase your download, streaming, video calling and file sending speeds tenfold. But is it a good choice?
Each mobile provider uses its own term to define the maximum speed achievable with its 5G offering.
The maximum achievable flow rate is therefore, at the time of writing, of 1.5 Gbps. That's a bit more than the theoretical maximum speed of 4G+. Your connection will certainly be much faster, but it will still be a long way from the technology's initial promise of 20 Gbps download speeds.
The other point to consider is mobile coverage. There is no point in having such a package if you cannot use it fully on a daily basis.
To find out exactly where you can get 5G, please visit this map of coverage in the Grand Duchy. You will then know which operator to choose if you want to take out a mobile package.
In conclusion: there is no doubt that this new technology is a real revolution in the uses. It could allow you to increase your download speeds by 10, 20 or 50 times. But for the moment, the Grand Duchy is still in the early stages of deployment. Few areas are covered yet, and 5G only offers a maximum speed of 1.5 Gbps (compared to a theoretical maximum of 20 Gbps).
However, 5G deployment is accelerating in the Grand Duchy: the leading operator POST has committed to cover 90% of the territory by 2025.
Before making your decision, we therefore recommend that you carefully study this map of 4G and 5G coverageand compare mobile offers available this month. You will be able to make the best decision according to your budget and your desires.
5G is an Internet communications protocol that allows mobile devices to send and receive data at very high speeds. In theory, 5G download speeds can reach up to 20 Gb/s. In Luxembourg, it is currently limited to 1.5 Gb/s.
4G is a slower protocol for receiving and sending Internet data than 5G. 4G offers reception speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s. In comparison, 5G can go up to 1.5 Gbps in Luxembourg (and up to 20 Gbps in other countries).
In theory, you can reach up to 20 Gbit/s for downloads. In reality, 5G is currently limited to 1.5 Gbit/s in Luxembourg.
This technology offers ultra-fast Internet: it will revolutionise communication by making connected objects faster and more efficient, or by allowing doctors to perform surgery remotely, for example. 5G holds great promise for many industries, but its deployment takes time.
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