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Vodafone to launch 5G in seven UK cities in July

May 14, 2019 / Juan Pedro Tomas

Vodafone announced that it will commercially launch its 5G network in seven cities across the U.K. on July 3. The telco said that the new technology will be commercially available for both consumers and business customers. Vodafone also said that it will also offer 5G roaming in the U.K., Germany, Italy and Spain over the summer. Initial 5G services will be available in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and London, while Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Guildford, Newbury, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Reading, Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Warrington and Wolverhampton will follow later this year. “We started our 5G journey more than three years ago. We led the way in setting 5G standards to ensure phones and networks work well together,” said Vodafone UK CEO Nick Jeffery. “We upgraded our masts to be able to take 5G without disruption. And we were the first UK company to test 5G over our all-fibre core fixed and mobile network.