Jul 3, 2019

Vodafone switches on 5G network in seven UK cities

Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network, offering faster speeds and the opportunity for new services. Vodafone is the first UK provider to offer 5G roaming in Germany, Spain and Italy. Business director of Vodafone UK, Anne Sheehan, said: "5G is a game-changer for the economy and UK businesses. We are committed to helping our customers take advantage of this technology by making it widely available in the UK and through roaming. We want to help UK businesses become global leaders and 5G will play an important role in achieving that aim." Vodafone Unlimited: £26 per month and offering speeds of up to 10 Mbps.Vodafone Unlimited Lite: £23 per month and offers speeds of up to 2 Mbps. "Speed-tiered unlimited data tariffs are a first for the UK. As a new concept, Vodafone will need to articulate the propositions carefully to consumers only just beginning to appreciate the value of megabytes and gigabytes," said Kester Mann, a mobile analyst with research firm CCS Insight. To encourage small businesses to take up 5G services, Vodafone is offering a series of new plans that give business customers access to unlimited data and 5G at the same price as 4G. Rival Three plans to roll out 5G in August with services from O2 coming in the autumn.

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