The operator has 40 active 5G base stations in several locations across the country
Vodafone Germany announced that its 5G network is now available in Berlin. The first customers in Berlin can now use 5G at the Berlin Adlershof science and technology park. It also confirmed that it has 40 active 5G base stations in several locations across the country.
Vodafone started activating the first 5G base stations in July, providing 5G service in Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dortmund, and Munich, among other cities. During August, the service is expected to be activated in other cities including Bremen, Dresden, Darmstadt, Leipzig, and Frankfurt.
Vodafone’s 5G network will cover 25 cities, 25 municipalities and 10 industrial parks across Germany by the end of 2019. It is aiming to reach 10 million people with 5G by the end of 2020, rising to 20 million by the end of 2021.
Rival carriers Deutsche Telekom (DT) started the rollout of its 5G network in six cities across the country at the beginning of July. DT said that a total of 300 5G base stations in more than 100 locations across the country will be deployed by the end of 2019.