We launched first in Greece the Internet of the future
 
COSMOTE Gigaspeed Network
For the first time ever, incredible speeds
exceeding 1Gbps!

By utilizing our network and upgrading it with the new advanced 5G equipment, we were the first to introduce to Greece the Internet of the future with its infinite possibilities, and open new pathways for the country’s digital development.

The COSMOTE 5G network is already available in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities in Greece, while in certain areas maximum speeds exceed 1Gbps.

With a population coverage expected to exceed 50% by the end of 2021, our aim is to steadily enhance our customers’ experience by delivering ever-increasing Mobile Internet speeds and virtually eliminating latency.
Powered by COSMOTE GIGASPEED NETWORK!
From 2G to 5G
2G
Mainly designed for voice services, 2G introduced SMS and MMS chatting, thus establishing a new “language” of communication!
3G
Thanks to the increase in data capacity, 3G introduced video communications and the use of Mobile Internet.
4G
Offering significantly higher speeds, live video, HD streaming and instant updates, 4G introduced important changes in our everyday life and communication.
5G
Unlocking an incredibly diverse set of new options, 5G will support innovative applications that will improve every area of our daily lives in ways we have not even imagined.
We are developing the largest
mobile network in the country,

to help you experience life
in ways you had not even imagined!
The 5G network is not just another generation of wireless technology. It is the fastest and most reliable mobile technology we have seen until now!

Education and entertainment that comes to life right before your eyes through virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR); live holographic calls; smart city development and real-time remote monitoring and treatment of patients - these are just some of the infinite possibilities opening up ahead, promising to bring about unbelievable changes to the way we live, work and entertain ourselves!
What changes will be introduced once the 5G network is fully developed?
Greater network capacity up to
100 times
5G can connect up to 1,000,000 devices per square kilometer, since network capacity will be up to 100 times higher than today!
Incredible speeds of up to
10 Gbps
Just imagine that the contents of a DVD (4.7GB), which previously needed about 13 minutes to be downloaded, will now be available within a few seconds with our new 5G network!
Near-
zero latency
With the response time reduced to 1 millisecond, and 99,999% communication reliability, latency will be virtually imperceptible.
 
Education & Entertainment

With incredible 5G speeds and almost zero latency, technologies such as Augmented & Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Holograms will become readily available, taking education and entertainment to a whole new level.

Offering new remote learning possibilities, knowledge that comes alive right before your eyes, the opportunity to watch games or concerts as if you were in the concert hall or pitch and to effectively obtain expert knowledge through interactive applications, the arrival of 5G will give rise to applications that will significantly change our everyday lives and activities.

 
Healthcare

5G technology will enable innovative digital solutions that will increase the efficiency of both public and private healthcare systems.

The ability to use mobile devices in order to remotely monitor patients in real time or medical robots for situations requiring strict security protocols (e.g., contact with Covid-19 patients), combined with fast large file transfer (e.g., CT scan / MRI) and the opportunity to remotely perform medical interventions in the future, will make citizens feel safer wherever they may be, as prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment will be significantly improved.

 
Smart Cities

Thanks to its ability to connect millions of devices (IoT) and transmit data in almost real time, the 5G network will contribute to the development of smart cities, improve the daily lives of citizens and promote the protection of urban environments.

Intelligent transportation systems using connected vehicles, real-time public transport monitoring, smart parking with live availability updates and traffic optimization with smart traffic lights are only some of the applications designed to respond to the great challenges faced by modern cities, such as soaring population growth and increased traffic congestion.

 
Smart Agriculture

The 5G network and the ability to simultaneously connect several devices in one single system (IoT) will enable the use of new, modern technologies and equipment that will increase the productivity and efficiency of agricultural and livestock farming units across the country, while at the same time driving down costs and reducing their imprint on the environment.

Enabling the use of remote irrigation systems and targeted spraying; ground sensors permitting farmers to monitor their soil’s chemical and humidity levels; and real-time reports on animal health and their nutritional requirements, 5G will help producers meet the sector’s ever-changing and increasing needs.

 
Public Safety

The capabilities of 5G technology are considered vital to support and enhance public safety and contingency management.

Innovative applications based on Augmented Reality and remotely operated devices transferring data on real-time (drones, HD cameras and sensors) will help monitor affected areas more efficiently in case of emergency situations and enable a faster transmission of information to first responders, such as firefighters, search and rescue teams, etc.

Real-time emergency alerts (in case of flooding, fires, earthquakes, etc.), pollution monitoring and real-time simulation training will lead to an increased sense of safety among citizens and positively impact the environment as well as the national economy.

 
Smart Factories

5G Campus networks are the perfect solution for "smart" factories. Integrating modern logistics, enhanced performance levels, better range and upgraded security as compared to existing networks, 5G Campus networks can fully meet the “smart” factory’s connectivity requirements.

Businesses will now be able to control and monitor activities effectively, securely and in real time, with centrally-controlled industrial robots and driverless transmission systems. These new features will boost production efficiency, reduce emergency costs and expose staff to less risk through the introduction of remote handling for heavy machinery, while enabling predictive maintenance based on real time data.

How can I access the COSMOTE 5G network?

The COSMOTE 5G network can be used by all COSMOTE customers, (contract, card contract and prepaid), with no additional charge. All you need to have is a device certified for 5G usage within the COSMOTE network and to be within an area with COSMOTE 5G network coverage.

Currently, the following devices have been certified for usage within our 5G network:
Apple iPhone 12 mini, Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Xiaomi Mi10T Lite, Xiaomi Mi10T Pro, Xiaomi Mi10T, Xiaomi Mi10, Xiaomi Mi10 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Samsung Galaxy A42, Samsung Galaxy Α32 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Huawei P40 PRO, OnePlus Nord N10, Realme 7, Realme X50.

We are working closely with all major phone manufacturers so that more and more devices can eventually become certified and provide access to the COSMOTE 5G network.

See the devices
The first innovative 5G applications
are already on our pilot network!
 
Remote training simulation
Distance learning opportunity is presented, with demonstration and feedback via remote control. A medical student watched a member of the medical teaching staff perform a procedure for training purposes using Haptic Pen technology, which allowed the trainer to control the medical robot CGI in a Virtual Reality environment.
 
5G connecting robots
The incredible opportunities that will emerge as a result of 5G’s near-zero latency became evident following a comparison between the reaction speed of the robotic system using 4G and 5G technologies. With each movement of the ball, the 3 robots cooperated with each other, returning it to its original position in a matter of seconds.
 
Holographic musical experience
This is the first test application offering a "holographic" live concert experience via 5G. The musicians appeared together on the same stage via holograms and played in real time while physically located on different places. The concert was achieved thanks to the 5G NR technology (New Radio), which allows a response time of 3.4ms.
 
Immersive VR Gaming
Using a virtual reality (VR) mask and hand controls, users had the opportunity to truly “get into” the Fruit Ninja game and live a unique, top quality immersive gaming experience without interruption. The game was played using Cloud-based graphics, therefore opening new horizons in online gaming.
 
VR Soccer Penalty
Through Virtual Reality glasses, users were "transported" to a live stadium, at a penalty position with a 180o view of the pitch. With every penalty kick, the movement of the ball, as well as the reaction of the goalkeeper, unfolded in real time, thus offering participants a uniquely immersive experience.
 
Hologram chatting
Using Hololens Augmented Reality technology, users physically located in different places participated in a call enabling their image and voice to be virtually transferred. Thanks to high data transfer speed and ultra-low response time, users had the opportunity to enjoy a communication experience unlike any other.
FAQs
Do you want to learn more about 5G? You can find all the answers here.
What is the 5G network?
5G is the 5th generation of mobile networks. It is the fastest and most reliable mobile technology developed to this date, offering very high data speeds, significantly increased capacity and ultra-low latency. 5G is designed to meet the enormous data growth and connectivity needs of today's society and to effectively support billions of Internet of Things devices connected simultaneously as well as innovative applications that will dramatically change the way we live and work.
How fast will 5G be?
The COSMOTE 5G network is already available in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities in Greece, while in certain areas the maximum Mobile Internet speeds of the COSMOTE 5G network exceed 1Gbps.

Initially, the average speed will be approximately the same as that of the COSMOTE 4G+ network, while latency times will drop to about 10ms. As we move forward with the development of the COSMOTE 5G network and start using the 3.5 GHz band, speeds will be steadily increasing while latency will be reduced to virtually zero.

Once fully developed, 5G will render it possible to install and manage new, interactive and smart services across all connected devices, in almost real time. The network will be able to serve up to 1,000,000 devices per square kilometer and allow maximum speeds of up to 10Gbps. With ultra-low response time (latency) of 1 millisecond, and five-nines communication reliability, for the first time ever we will get to use Ιnternet applications while experiencing a sense of “real time”.
What are the benefits of the 5G network?
  • Extremely high speeds of up to 10Gbps (x10 times faster than 4G).

  • Virtually zero latency as response time will drop to 1 millisecond and five nines, ultra-reliable communication. Features (that) will take the Virtual & Augmented Reality experience to a whole new level and enable applications such as remote surgery and live holographic phone calls.

  • The 5G network will be able to να serve up to 1,000,000 devices per square kilometer, therefore paving the way for the Internet of Things, through which many additional devices, such as cars and home appliances, will eventually become connected via mobile networks.

  • Up to 100 times more network capacity, allowing many more people to be served at the same time even when using services demanding high speed and quick response times or connecting from densely populated areas.

What do I need to do to access the COSMOTE 5G network?

Access to the COSMOTE 5G network is available to all COSMOTE customers, individuals and companies, with no additional charge and regardless of their chosen mobile telephony plan (contract, card contract, prepaid).

All you need is a device certified for 5G usage within the COSMOTE network updated with the latest software and to be in an area with COSMOTE 5G network coverage.

Your 5G device will automatically switch to the COSMOTE 5G network. Alternatively, you can text “5G” free of charge to 1333.

Which devices are compatible?

To this date, the following devices have been certified: Apple iPhone 12 mini, Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Xiaomi Mi10T Lite, Xiaomi Mi10T Pro, Xiaomi Mi10T, Xiaomi Mi10, Xiaomi Mi10 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Samsung Galaxy A42, Samsung Galaxy Α32 5G, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21, Samsung Galaxy S21+, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Huawei P40 PRO, OnePlus Nord N10, Realme 7, Realme X50.

We are working closely with all major manufacturers so that more and more devices can eventually become certified and provide access to COSMOTE’s 5G network.

See all certified devices here

Do I need to change my SIM card to access 5G?
All 4G-enabled SIM cards can also be used on a 5G network.
Which areas does the 5G network cover?

The COSMOTE 5G network is already available in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities in Greece, while population coverage is expected to exceed 50% by the end of 2021.

If you are using a compatible 5G device in an area that does not have 5G coverage, your phone will automatically switch to the available signal and then automatically reconnect to the COSMOTE 5G network as soon as you return to an area within 5G coverage.

Is it possible to turn 5G off?

If you are using a 5G-enabled device but do not want to connect to the 5G network, you have the option to disable 5G access using the menu on your device (Network Settings).

Alternatively, you can send a text containing the words "5G END" (free of charge) to 1333 at any time.

Is 5G network safe for our health?

5G technology does not pose any health risks. COSMOTE follows all international radio frequency exposure guidelines, which are based on extensive research and include also the frequencies used for the development and operation of 5th generation networks.

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Do you participate in research projects?

We participate in 19 research projects funded by the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP), through which the European Union aims to enhance the competitiveness of the European industry on a global level.

In this way, we contribute to the design and development of new 5G technologies, infrastructures and services, as well as in the advancement and evaluation of future technological solutions, commercial applications and innovative business models in sectors such as smart cities, e-health, smart transport, education, entertainment and media.

Will I be able to use 5G when traveling abroad?
Yes. 5G Roaming is already available in Germany and Austria for all our customers, with more countries expected to be added to the list in the near future.
Will the 4G network be replaced by 5G?

The 5G network will not immediately replace 4G. These two networks will coexist for some time, just as it happened in the case of the 4G and 3G networks.

Along with the expansion of the 5G network, we continue to invest in the development of our 4G network, aiming to continuously ensure the best experience for our customers, wherever they may be.

How will the COSMOTE 5G network work?

The 5G network will operate in three different frequency ranges, which will complement each other in order to ensure that, whether you are connecting from a remote rural area or a densely populated urban setting, you will be able to enjoy all the infinite possibilities this new technology has to offer!

How? These three frequencies are designed to work like different pieces in a puzzle: 

Mid-Band 3.500 Mhz

This frequency is ideal for densely populated urban areas or large open spaces such as stadiums, where multiple devices are used simultaneously and high capacity is required.

Its key features include ultra-high speeds that will initially reach or exceed 1 Gbps, very high network capacity, virtually zero response time (latency) and a limited coverage range.

 

Mid-Bands 1.800/2.100 Mhz

At the middle level are the frequencies best suited for urban centers since they combine high speeds with good geographical coverage, therefore offering satisfactory capacity and adequate response time.

 

Low-Band 700 Mhz

Low-band frequencies have speed performance similar to 4G and very large geographical coverage, which is their main advantage. The range of coverage in this range is not affected by obstacles such as buildings, adverse weather conditions, etc., rendering it an ideal solution for the countryside and offering reliable connectivity when connecting from either indoors or outdoors.