Vodafone begins 3G shutdown in three German cities

20 Apr 2021

Vodafone Germany has said that it has largely completed the necessary technical preparations for the shutdown of its 3G network and will begin the process on 3 May in the cities of Mainz, Wiesbaden and Chemnitz. Vodafone has already increased the bandwidth of its LTE network by refarming the 2100MHz spectrum it previously used for 3G services and by expanding it by 5MHz for a total of 15MHz in that band, but the firm is set to reallocate the remaining 5MHz of 3G bandwidth for 4G services in the three pilot cities. Vodafone is aiming to switch off its 3G network across the country on 30 June 2021.

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