Vodafone to launch 5G network in July using Huawei kit

Vodafone to launch 5G network in July using Huawei kit”

Vodafone is turning on its 5G service on July 3 in the United Kingdom, the network announced on Tuesday, with the bonus that it will be available at the same price as 4G for both businesses and consumers.

"We led the way in setting 5G standards to ensure phones and networks work well together".

5G is an evolution of current network technology, 4G, and will enable download speeds between 10 and 100 times faster than current rates. Those cities are: Glasgow, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol. T leverage the ultra-fast speed been touted by the operator, users will have to get a 5G-enabled smartphone, and for that objective, Vodafone announced that it will have in stock 5G-enabled handsets, as well as a 5G home router for fixed-line from next week, stressing that these devices will first work on 4G networks, but will be upgraded to 5G as soon as it becomes available.

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.

On the topic of pricing, Vodafone has chose to price its 5G service the same as its existing 4G packages.

All of the UK's big mobile operators have promised some limited form of 5G network this year.

Vodafone will also offer a 5G router for use in the home and office to give customers without a fixed line connection high-speed broadband access. O2 has said that Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will be getting 5G this year; other areas of the United Kingdom will see rollout from 2020 to coincide with the wider availability of 5G handsets it said.

The above products can initially be used with 4G services, and be ready for 5G once launched in your area. Although India is targeting 2020 for 5G rollout, the country is yet to allocate 5G spectrum to operators even for trial.

To accompany its switch-on, Vodafone will soon start offering four 5G-compatible smartphones; Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, Huawei's foldable Mate X, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G.

South Korea back in April launched the world's first commercial 5G mobile network, beating the United States, and Japan to the punch.

"5G is coming." We've heard it repeated by telecom giants and smartphone OEMs for years now.

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