Vodafone Hungary expanding 5G coverage

1 Jul 2020

Vodafone Hungary has announced its plans for expanding its 5G mobile network coverage this year. Vodafone launched commercial 5G mobile services covering downtown Budapest in October 2019, using existing 3500MHz spectrum to gain a head start on its rivals, ahead of Hungary’s March 2020 licence auction where it won additional 3500MHz frequencies plus a 700MHz concession which becomes valid in September, TeleGeography notes. Vodafone says it will build out further 5G coverage in and around Budapest plus towns surrounding Lake Balaton (including Balatonfured and Siofok) by late summer, and will also introduce 5G coverage to the following cities: Miskolc, Gyor, Debrecen, Szekesfehervar, Pecs, Szeged and Eger, focusing on the busiest parts of inner cities and around universities. The rollouts will increase the number of Vodafone 5G base stations to about 300. Vodafone currently offers six 5G-capable devices including three Samsung models plus Huawei, OnePlus and Xiaomi handsets.

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