5G roaming now open to the Republic of Ireland
Vodafone has announced the launch of 5G services in more than 100 new locations in the UK and abroad.
The latest arrivals to Vodafone’s 5G network include Belfast, Edinburgh and Leeds plus the towns of Cheadle, Rochdale and Stockport in and around Greater Manchester.
Vodafone also now offer 5G roaming in five locations in the Republic of Ireland. 5G roaming is already available in Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Vodafone also announced that they are the first company in the UK to successfully introduce 5G multi-operator radio access network (MORAN) technology.
This will enable providers to share the same mobile base station, helping to reduce energy usage and the number of masts needed.
Vodafone already offers customers 4G roaming in 158 destinations and allows them to use their home plan in 48 European destinations at no extra cost.
Vodafone UK CEO Nick Jeffery said: We have started the new year as we mean to go on.
“We now offer 5G in double the number of places than our nearest rival and we have significantly boosted the capacity of our network.
“It is ready for the arrival in 2020 of some great new 5G handsets and the next big software release bringing ultra-low latency. Together, these will push 5G to the next level.”