Álvaro Nadal prefers to wait for the 4G coverage to cover the whole country and there is an international standard 5G to advance in the implementation of this technology.

The strategy of the Spanish government in the development and implementation of 5Gwireless technology is prudent. The Minister of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda, Álvaro Nadal , wants to wait for 4G mobile phone coverage throughout the country to accelerate the implementation of the next generation of mobile technology.

Nadal announced on the opening day of the Meeting of the Digital Economy and Telecommunications that the government has planned to “accelerate the future generation of mobile broadband,” although he is cautious about the pace of implementation of a technology that “remains to be developed enormously”. In this sense, Nadal recalled that there is not even an international standard of 5G .

The minister also noted that “there are still areas of 4G uncovered in Spain, ” despite the fact that the level of implementation in Spain is currently good “and in addition to high quality.”

At the moment, the ministry offers the 3.5 GHz band so that interested operators can test their 5G services. “We can go as far as possible to make Spain always have the best digital infrastructure. We already have it in fixed networks and we have to try on the mobiles, but we’ll see how, “concluded Nadal.

The politician took advantage of his speech at the meeting organized by the International Menéndez Pelayo University to remember that in 2016 the State provided 50 million euros for the development of networks in the Broadband Plan . “This year will be around 100 million, with the intention of substantially increasing this type of contribution in the next General State Budgets,” said Nadal.