Vodafone 5G to go live in the United Kingdom in July

Vodafone 5G to go live in the United Kingdom in July

Vodafone will turn on its 5G service in the United Kingdom on 3 July with the help of equipment by Chinese telecoms provider Huawei.

This makes it the first United Kingdom operator to announce an official switch-on date.

However, we guess there may be a price premium for new customers and, of course, consumers will pay more for 5G phones in the first place.

Super speedy 5G networks will be available in seven cities at launch (Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London), with a further 12 to come later this year.

Vodafone's 5G coverage will then arrive in Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton later this year. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Samsung S10, Huawei Mate 20X and Mate X are included in Vodafone's 5G smartphone offerings in the UK.

An exclusive 5G home router called the 5G Gigacube, which will launch this summer.

Vodafone has become the first United Kingdom phone network to reveal when it will be switching on its speedy 5G networks. "Handsets can initially be used over 4G, and will be able to use 5G when the network is switched on and all manufacturer software updates are completed", the post noted.

With Vodafone's announcement in the news and summer almost here I don't think it will be long before we hear more concrete from EE, O2 and Three about their respective 5G rollout plans. We upgraded our masts to be able to take 5G without disruption. And we were the first United Kingdom company to test 5G over our all-fiber core fixed and mobile network.

Vodafone customers will see a huge increase in speeds this summer with the network confirming a date for its switch on of 5G.

Vodafone Group CEO Nick Read cited spectrum auctions in Italy and Germany alongside harder trading conditions in Italy and Germany as some of the reasons behind the cut.

"Results highlight the ongoing challenges facing the company in its quest to turnaround its fortunes".

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