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Vodafone switched on 5G network in Germany

25 antenna sites switched on in 20 towns and cities including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dortmund and Munich.

Vodafone launched commercial 5G services in Germany on July 16, 2019. The company switched on 25 antenna sites in 20 towns and cities including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dortmund and Munich.
Company customers with existing Vodafone contracts can subscribe to 5G plans for an additional 5 euros per month. They will be able to access 5G plans starting at 14.99 euros per month and unlimited 5G data plans at 80 euros per month.
Vodafone will offer two smartphones that can actually use the new network: The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G and the Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G. The Gigacube 5G home router from Huawei will also be available.
In August, 50 stations will be activated covering more cities like Berlin, Dresden and Frankfurt. Vodafone’s 5G network will cover 25 cities, 25 municipalities and 10 industrial parks by the end of 2019. It will reach 10 million users by the end of 2020, and 20 million by the end of 2021, the company said.

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