Vodafone Germany has launched LTE mobile data speeds of up to 375Mbps in 22 cities across the country, using tri-carrier aggregation (3C) technology in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz frequency bands. The high speed service is currently available in Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Chemnitz, Coswig, Cottbus, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hamm, Hanover, Herne, Kassel, Cologne, Langenhagen, Moers, Remscheid, Stuttgart and Wesel, but will be expanded to a further eight locations – Amberg, Fuerth, Gelsenkirchen, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Mannheim, Munich, Schwerte and Sindelfingen – by the end of the year. To experience the top-end speeds, customers require a compatible handset, which are initially restricted to the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and the new Apple iPhone 7 devices.
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in July Vodafone Germany premiered what it claimed to be the country’s fastest single commercial mobile base station in Langenhagen near Hannover, supporting speeds of up to 375Mbps. A month earlier, the UK-owned firm launched maximum download speeds of 400Mbps over its cable network for around four million German homes. By the end of the year, around 60% of all households in Vodafone’s cable distribution area will be able to access the higher connection rates.