Vodafone Germany has announced that its 5G service is currently available in 160 urban and rural locations across the country via a network of 500 antennas. The firm uses frequencies in both the 3.5GHz and the 700MHz bands to provide 5G to customers, and it plans to increase coverage to ten million people by the end of this year.
In a separate announcement, Vodafone revealed it has increased its total number of Wi-Fi hotspots to four million, following the integration of Unitymedia’s 1.4 million ‘WifiSpots’ in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Wurttemberg. The vast majority of these WifiSpots are located in customers’ homes to offer seamless and unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity for other broadband customers outside their own homes. The service was launched by Unitymedia in August 2016.