Vodafone Germany has launched its 5G network in the city of Frankfurt, using frequencies in the 1800MHz band. A total of 150 antennas in over 50 locations of the city are providing 5G services at speeds of up to 500Mbps. Vodafone is now using the 1800MHz band to provide 5G in densely populated cities, while the 700MHz range is already being deployed in rural areas and the 3500MHz band is being rolled out in high traffic areas such as stadiums and train stations.
Vodafone has so far switched on around 1,000 5G antennas in over 350 urban and rural locations across the country. It is aiming to increase this to 8,000 antennas – covering ten million Germans – during this year.