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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.