Vodafone connects 5G phones to live 5G networks in Madrid and Barcelona

Juan Pedro Tomás | February 21, 2019

Vodafone connects 5G phones to live 5G networks in Madrid and Barcelona
The company plans to test 5G speeds in Barcelona’s streets during Mobile World Congress next weekVodafone claimed to be the world’s first operator to connect 5G smartphones to its live 5G network in the Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona, the carrier said in a statement.As it paves the way to launch 5G technology in a number of European cities during the second half of 2019, Vodafone said it has completed trials over a four-week period in the two cities with three 5G smartphones that will be launched in 2019.Vodafone reported that it was able to make a 4K video call on its network during the trial, using 5G download speeds. Vodafone said that both the smartphones and its 5G network were fully compliant with the latest version of the industry standard for Non-Standalone 5G — 3GPP’s Release 15 — which was approved in December 2018.Vodafone has already rolled out a 5G network in the city center of Barcelona. During Mobile World Congress, which starts on Monday, the carrier said that a car will drive around the city streets, measuring and reporting the 1.5 Gbps speeds that the network is already delivering.

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