Vodafone Spain to trial dual-band 5G at MWC

25 Feb 2019

Vodafone Spain expects to achieve downlink transmission speeds of up to 1.7Gbps over its in-deployment 5G network at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona this week. Eleven 5G nodes are currently live in the city to help demonstrate use cases for the new network, while 85 5G antennas will go live in six cities (Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Valencia, Bilbao and Malaga) on 31 March 2019.

Among the 5G innovations that Vodafone will demonstrate this week at MWC are Massive MIMO dual-band functionality, using the 2.6GHz and 3.7GHz bands. Existing 2.6GHz 4G spectrum can be reconfigured for 5G use by a software update, the cellco notes.

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