German mobile operator Vodafone says it will provide extensive standalone 5G coverage to railways by 2025.
Vodafone says it will cover 7,800 km of railway lines with speeds of 225 Mbps. A further 13,800km will be covered by speeds of 125 Mbps. The network will use both 4G and 5G standalone technology.
The operator says it will build around 160 new base stations and conduct 1,000 modernising efforts to achieve this goal.
According to Vodafone, 9 out of 10 railway passengers use the internet or make calls during their journey. Yet customers often suffer from coverage gaps. The operator hopes its new agreement will solve this long-standing connectivity issue.