• All major national operators have now launched 5G services including Movistar, Orange, Vodafone and Yoigo.
  • Spain first auctioned the 700 MHz and 3.6 GHz bands in 2021. The 26 GHz band was awarded in late 2022.
  • In 2023 the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation allocated €500 million for 5G development in rural parts of the country.
  • Operator Orange has invested heavily in its standalone 5G (SA) rollout. It’s launching this service in 30 towns by the end of 2023.

Progress towards EU 5G indicators

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