Vodafone UK will launch its 5G network on 3rd July 2019

Vodafone UK will launch its 5G network on 3rd July 2019

Vodafone UK will launch its 5G network on 3rd July 2019

Vodafone says its 5G service will roll out starting 3 July 2019, and it has named seven cities ready for the turn-on. More importantly, Vodafone said its 5G pricing for both consumers and businesses will be identical to its current 4G services.

The initial 3 July switch-on will take place in these 7 cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London.

Vodafone's 5G coverage will then arrive in Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton later this year.

Atif Liaquat, retail store manager at Vodafone's United Kingdom headquarters, takes delivery of the first 5G smartphone.

"Offering speeds over 5G up to 10 times faster than 4G, we've shown commuters at busy airports and railway stations that they can download TV box sets".

Vodafone will also offer a 5G router for use in the home and office to give customers without a fixed line connection high-speed broadband access.

Speaking about the news Vodafone UK CEO Nick Jeffery said: "We started our 5G journey more than three years ago".

Vodafone on Tuesday announced that its 5G network would go live in the United Kingdom for both common consumers as well as business customers on July 3, giving the United Kingdom its first official 5G launch date. T leverage the ultra-fast speed been touted by the operator, users will have to get a 5G-enabled smartphone, and for that objective, Vodafone announced that it will have in stock 5G-enabled handsets, as well as a 5G home router for fixed-line from next week, stressing that these devices will first work on 4G networks, but will be upgraded to 5G as soon as it becomes available.

"This is important. It means we can today announce the largest launch of 5G in the United Kingdom and be the first to announce 5G roaming".

It's also very likely that some users will experience speeds nearing 1Gbps with an HD movie downloading in under 40 seconds.

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