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Vodafone boasts 5G standalone expansion in Germany

Vodafone Germany has deployed 13,000 antennas for the availability of 5G providers for the reason that starting of the yr, the telco stated in a launch.

Together with this current deployment, greater than 34,000 5G antennas are already bringing 5G to 55 million folks in Germany.

The telco additionally famous that its 5G Standalone (5G SA) community is at present obtainable to just about 15 million folks throughout the nation.

Vodafone not too long ago additionally stated that 5G SA shall be activated throughout the corporate’s 5G footprint, reaching nationwide protection by 2025.

The telco added that its 5G community is anticipated to be obtainable to 60 million folks by 2023.

Vodafone has been increasing and modernizing its LTE community throughout Germany. A complete of 4,200 LTE building initiatives have been accomplished for the reason that starting of 2022, whereas the operator plans to finish 3,000 extra LTE building initiatives by the tip of the yr: These embody the activation of recent areas, the modernization of current cell radio stations and the enlargement of community capacities, in line with the service.

Final yr, Vodafone Germany launched its 5G Standalone (SA) community in partnership with Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and OPPO.

For the 5G enlargement, Vodafone is counting on frequencies within the 3.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz and 700 MHz bands in giant city areas, residential areas and suburbs, and rural areas throughout Germany.

Vodafone beforehand stated that it was putting in new 5G antennas from expertise associate Ericsson in its 5G community, which transmit knowledge in a considerably extra energy-efficient method. Compared to earlier antenna expertise, round 40% power could be saved within the transmission of knowledge. Vodafone has been testing 150 of those 5G antennas and aimed to transform 900 5G antennas to this energy-saving expertise by the tip of the present monetary yr.

Vodafone initially launched its 5G community in Germany in 2019, on 3.5 GHz frequencies that it acquired from Telefónica in 2018.

Rival operator Deutsche Telekom not too long ago stated that it’s at present utilizing 3.6 GHz frequencies for the availability of 5G providers in additional than 2,000 areas throughout Germany. Deutsche Telekom highlighted that 92% of households can already entry the service’s 5G community, whereas LTE protection reaches 99% of the German inhabitants.

In June, Deutsche Telekom stated it was utilizing spectrum within the 700 MHz vary for the availability of 5G for the primary time. The operator stated that using the 700 MHz band enhance cell communications protection in rural areas throughout Germany.

The telco added that greater than 3,000 antennas in about 1,100 areas are at present transmitting 5G through 700 MHz frequencies.

In the meantime, Telefonica Germany beforehand stated its 5G community had round 10,000 antennas within the nation, enabling the availability of 5G providers to greater than a 3rd of the German inhabitants.

The operator additionally stated it has already deployed over 5,000 5G antennas within the 3.6 GHz frequency. By the tip of this yr, the service goals to achieve 50% of Germany’s inhabitants with 5G expertise, whereas nationwide 5G protection is anticipated by the tip of 2025. Channel969

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