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Vodafone Germany goals to deploy 8,000 new 5G antennas in H1


Vodafone mentioned its 5G community is already offering protection to 65 million folks throughout the nation

Vodafone Germany goals to activate 2,700 new 5G websites with a complete of 8,000 antennas within the first half of 2023, the telco mentioned in a launch.

Throughout 2022, Vodafone technicians commissioned 5,450 5G websites with greater than 16,000 antennas. In complete, Vodafone has already geared up 36,000 antennas with 5G, the corporate has mentioned.

The service mentioned its 5G community is already offering protection to 65 million folks throughout the nation, representing practically 80% of Germany’s inhabitants.

The telco had beforehand famous that its 5G Standalone community is at present accessible to just about 20 million folks throughout Germany. Vodafone beforehand mentioned that 5G SA know-how will attain nationwide protection by 2025. The German telco had already deployed over 3,000 base stations for the availability of 5G SA companies.

Final yr, Vodafone Germany launched its 5G Standalone (SA) community in partnership with Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm and Oppo.

For the 5G growth, Vodafone is counting on frequencies within the 3.6 GHz, 1.8 GHz and 700 MHz bands in massive city areas, residential areas and suburbs, and rural areas throughout Germany.

Vodafone initially launched its 5G community in Germany in 2019, utilizing 3.5 GHz frequencies that it acquired from Telefónica in 2018.

The telco additionally mentioned it is going to proceed to increase its LTE infrastructure throughout the nation. Nationwide, Vodafone mentioned it at present provides round 98% of households with LTE.

“In 2023, Vodafone will convey the LTE cellular communications customary to much more folks and to much more locations: virtually 1,900 growth measures are pending within the first half of the yr to arrange new stations, perform modernization work and set up extra LTE antennas at present stations,” Vodafone mentioned.

“Along with Altice, Vodafone will begin Germany’s largest fiber optic alliance in spring 2023, topic to the approval of the antitrust authorities. The objective is to provide as much as 7 million households with new fiber optic connections within the subsequent 6 years,” Vodafone added.

Vodafone Germany had lately efficiently accomplished a subject take a look at with Open RAN (O-RAN) know-how in Plauen, within the Saxony area.

The Germany service had lately introduced that it’ll perform complete pilot tasks for open 5G radio entry networks at a number of places in Germany. The primary two stations for the operator’s O-RAN know-how are situated in rural Bavaria. The pilots are scheduled to begin in early 2023 and mark the start of a broader deployment of O-RAN know-how in Vodafone’s European cellular networks.

The pilot tasks will use O-RAN {hardware} and software program, which Vodafone efficiently examined within the U.Okay. earlier this yr. Samsung is at present supplying cellular know-how and software program for these O-RAN trials.

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