Vodafone has recently launched 5G services in the UK and now the network provider has launched 5G services in Germany with the help of Huawei.
With this launch, Vodafone is set to challenge Deutsche Telekom by offering cheaper plans + wider coverage across the county including new 5G deals for smartphone users starting at 14.99 euros ($16.80) per month for the first year. Its unlimited 5G data plan costs 80 euros, less than Deutsche Telekom’s own deal at 85 euros.
From July 18th, customer can buy GigaCube 5G from Huawei online and in selected Vodafone shops. It’s the first mobile router to work on Vodafone’s 5G network and can be used as a replacement for the slow DSL line. The GigaCube brings speeds of 500Mbps and can reach up to 1.2Gbps. Vodafone is also selling Huawei Mate 20 X 5G.
Similar to other German network operators, Vodafone continues to work with Huawei and the company will pursue a dual vendor strategy for its networks, using Huawei and Sweden’s Ericsson.
Vodafone said its 5G network will cover 25 cities, 25 municipalities and 10 industrial parks by the end of this year. As the coverage will reach 10 million users by the end of 2020, and 20 million by the end of 2021.