The mobile operator is hoping to bring 5G standalone (SA) to these towns by the end of the first half of 2023.
The companies have trialled a network-slicing solution that connects to private cloud services.
A new document lays out the rationale for banning some 5G equipment that is deemed “high-risk”.
The number of voice calls has decreased for the first time, while 5G now accounts for 14% of subscriptions.
The Dutch mobile operator said it successfully tested 5G standalone (SA) technology in its network.
The network represents a “significant step in the region’s digital transformation, accelerating business operations and fostering innovations,” the companies said.
A pilot project by 5G-Synergiewerk GmbH, telecom provider O2 Telefónica and energy supplier Mainova is converting street lights into 5G spots to densify the city’s 5G network.
The company’s new CEO Margherita Della Valle has outlined her strategy to restore growth.