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Telefonica launches 5G network across Spain

MADRID, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Spain’s Telefonica launched its national 5G network on Tuesday, promising to bring the the next-generation mobile internet service to 75% of the population this year.

European telecoms operators are starting to roll out 5G to consumers and businesses, offering super-fast download speeds for smartphone users and supporting so-called smart devices and factories.

Telefonica is accelerating “the digitalisation of small and medium companies, public administrations and citizens”, the company’s president, Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete, said in a statement. (Reporting by Clara-Laeila Laudette Editing by David Goodman )

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