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Vodafone extends largest 5G network to more places

July 17, 2019
  • 5G now live in 15 UK towns and cities, with more to follow
  • 55 European towns and cities in total now with 5G

Vodafone’s 5G network – already available in more places than any other UK provider – just got larger.

Customers can now start to experience 5G in Birkenhead, Bolton, Gatwick, Lancaster, Newbury, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent and Wolverhampton. They join Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London, which all went live with 5G on 3 July 2019.

Vodafone is also widening its 5G roaming footprint today by adding 20 towns and cities across Germany to the 35 places already on the 5G European roaming network, which will go live soon. Both consumers and business customers will be able to roam over 5G in some of the most popular tourist and business locations in Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, at no additional cost.

Vodafone’s 5G roaming will allow them to stream music, play online games, watch ultra-high definition TV and sport or upload photos and videos instantly without worrying about running out of data or running up a large bill.

Vodafone UK Chief Executive Officer Nick Jeffery said: “Vodafone’s global presence means we can provide our consumer and business customers with 5G in more destinations than any other UK provider. We are offering customers the best roaming experience ever. They won’t have to hunt for Wi-Fi or rely on often expensive and slow hotel connections; they can use their 5G smartphones to enjoy faster roaming.”

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Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. Today we serve over 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%. Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, we are rolling out full fibre broadband across 12 towns and cities in partnership with CityFibre, reaching one million homes and business by 2021.

Our ReConnect programme is supporting women and men back into work after a career break, our IoT technology is working to create a low-carbon society, and our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families across the UK to navigate the online world safely. For two years running, we have been named one of the UK’s 25 Best Big Companies to Work For by the Sunday Times, and a Top 100 Employer by Stonewall.

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