Mobile networks by Tango

Tango’s mobile networks: quite a history

The mobile networks have evolved considerably since their creation in the 1970s. Since "1G", the possibilities have continuously evolved and new horizons have opened up for users.

Tango has always wanted to provide users with the best possible service. And so it was Tango that first launched 3G in Luxembourg in 2003, at last making it possible to connect one's mobile phone with the Internet. 4G and then 4G+, launched by Tango in 2012 and 2014 respectively, made it possible to considerably boost speeds for users, to enable them to access many services much faster.

5G logically continues down this track and will allow everyone to connect without delay, quickly and easily. Once again, Tango is a forerunner in this field, with numerous tests having already been carried out with the aim of rolling out 5G in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg during the course of 2020.

  And in practice, is it fast?

Yes, 5G will be faster than everything before it. It will allow you to enjoy your content even more rapidly, in a more fluid way, with increased quality.

For example, here is what 5G will enable you to do compared to the previous networks:

Download speed of a 50 tracks playlist (around 250 MB) on a streaming platform:

  What are the benefits and challenges of 5G?

Connecting everything, more quickly

With 5G, the Internet of Things will be able to develop like never before.

Here are the benefits that 5G will bring to everyday life:

The development of smart cities, with connected hospitals, connected industries, agriculture of the future, connected homes, connected schools, etc.

Discover the details below:

The Smart City

Ecology, the environment, ease of navigation and interconnectivity will be the main challenges of the cities of the future, called "smart cities". Optimized city lighting, and automatically regulated watering of plants according to weather conditions are among the many innovations that will form part of our daily lives.

Media & Entertainment: new prospects

Augmented reality, virtual reality, much more seamless online gaming with new experiences, holograms, etc., all these technological innovations which are in their infancy now will be able to reach maturity thanks to 5G. Fluidity, low latency and ultra-high speeds will enable users to attend football matches from the comfort of their living room with virtual reality, rearrange a room in real time with augmented reality, attend conferences or concerts with the help of holograms, engage in gaming anywhere and on all media thanks to cloud gaming, and much more besides.

Even more sophisticated video formats will be available, with a democratization of 4K, followed by a gradual appearance of 8K or 360 degree video, allowing unparalleled immersion into the content.

Connected objects will be even more so, and will even be increasingly interconnected, providing incredible possibilities to users.

Transport of the future

Transport will be managed completely differently in cities. The multiplicity of sensors will enable improved traffic management, leading to a reduction in accidents, also driven by the future democratization of autonomous vehicles. Traffic jams will also decrease thanks to flowing and better controlled traffic.

Industries of the future

Industries will be able to develop remote control systems of robotized equipment, with safer and more environmentally friendly processes. Tasks will be made easier and more enjoyable.

Medicine of the future

Thanks to the fluidity of 5G and the low latency offered (1ms), it will become possible to perform surgical operations remotely. A surgeon in Luxembourg could, for example, operate a child in Brazil who cannot be moved. The best care will thus become accessible to a greater number of people.

  5G, let’s talk about it

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  5G FAQ

You have other questions about 5G ? We have the answers

When will 5G become available?

The development of 5G technology has been ongoing for a number of years now. The first laboratory tests were performed in 2019.  

The next step in the deployment of Tango's 5G is the allocation of new frequencies, after having obtained the authorizations for its deployment, in 2020.

We are making every effort to offer you the most efficient technology as quickly as possible.

Does it pose a risk to my health?

According to the European Commission, the emission levels of 5G networks are the same or lower than those of the 4G networks currently in place.

Will my mobile phone be compatible?

No. At present, few mobile phones are compatible with 5G. However, more and more manufacturers are offering compatible smartphones to prepare themselves for its launch. Once Tango's 5G is deployed, compatible mobile phones will of course be available.

Will 5G replace Wi-Fi?

No, 5G is not intended to replace the Wi-Fi networks. However, this technology could be an effective alternative where Wi-Fi is not available.

Will 5G replace 4G?

5G will not replace 4G immediately, just as 4G has not fully replaced 3G. The technologies will co-exist to offer ever-greater and more effective network coverage.

What does the term "5G" stand for?

The term "5G" comes from the fact that we’re reaching the 5th generation of mobile networks.

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