Vodafone 5G goes live in UK, with Huawei

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Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network, offering faster speeds and the opportunity for new services.

The network has gone live in seven UK cities; Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool Cardiff, London, Manchester and Glasgow. Formula 1 Five-Time World Champion, Lewis Hamilton officially switched on the new network.

In addition, Vodafone’s first rural 5G mast on the Isles of Scilly also went live today.

Business director of Vodafone UK, Anne Sheehan, said: “5G is a game-changer for the economy and UK businesses. We are committed to helping our customers take advantage of this technology by making it widely available in the UK and through roaming. We want to help UK businesses become global leaders and 5G will play an important role in achieving that aim.”

Vodafone is offering three pricing options for SIM only:

  • Unlimited Max: £30 per month, giving unlimited mobile access at speeds as fast as the device and the network will allow
  • Vodafone Unlimited: £26 per month and offering speeds of up to 10 Mbps (megabits per second)
  • Vodafone Unlimited Lite: £23 per month and offers speeds of up to 2 Mbps

“We are proud to be helping Vodafone open up a new world of seamless opportunities with their launch of 5G mobile services in the UK. This reinforces the UK as a 5G leader and builds on our 18-year history of supporting the digital economy here,” said Victor Zhang, Huawei Senior Vice President.

 


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