(ČIA) O2 Czech Republic will by the end of summer 2020 cover the broader cores of Prague and Kolín with a 5G network. 15 % of the residents of the metropolis will have access to the 5G signal. General manager Jindřich Fremuth stated that the next generation mobile network will offer ten times the connection speed compared to 4G. The operator will test in real customer operations how the network works under load. It will test various examples of use in industry, healthcare, smart city elements and other strategic economic areas. The expansion of the service will according to J. Fremuth also depend on the conditions of the frequency auction, whose current form does not support meaningful investment into further construction.