Vodafone switches on 5G in Hesse

23 Sep 2019

The Ministry for Digital Strategy and Development of Hesse has announced that Vodafone has switched on the first three 5G base stations in the federal state. Coverage is currently available in the Sossenheim area of Frankfurt and in Offenbach. The development follows the signing of an agreement between the state of Hesse and mobile operators last year, which will ultimately lead to the deployment of 800 new base stations and the upgrade of a further 4,000 to achieve comprehensive 4G and 5G coverage.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Vodafone announced the commercial launch of 5G services for consumers in July 2019, with its first 25 5G base stations switched on in 20 cities and communities at that date.

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