Vodafone tests 5G in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Bilbao and Valencia

30 Jul 2018

Vodafone Spain has confirmed that it has deployed 30 pre-commercial 5G-capable antennas across the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga, Bilbao and Valencia. The rollout, which was carried out in conjunction with Huawei, has targeted downtown areas, technology parks and universities. The new network utilises the 3.7GHz band, and supports download speeds of up to 2.2Gbps.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, earlier this month Vodafone dominated the bidding at Spain’s 5G auction, paying EUR198.1 million (USD230.9 million) for 18 5MHz blocks of spectrum in the 3.6GHz-3.8GHz band.

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