The first 5G + stations for the city of Mainz – Vodafone is expanding its infrastructure

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  • In the medium term, the entire region is to be connected to the 5G + network
  • LTE and 5G expansion in Mainz: closing blind spots and increasing network capacity

Dusseldorf, July 11, 2022 A milestone in the infrastructure project “5G for the city of Mainz”: Vodafone has launched the first mobile communication stations with the new 5G + technology in Mainz. With the opening of this mobile data highway, Vodafone has also embarked on the next step in the expansion of its mobile network in Mainz. By mid-2023, Vodafone will complete a total of twelve more mobile communications projects in Mainz to close blind spots, strengthen the existing network, and roll out a 5G + network in the region. The background for development activities is positive development: mobile data traffic in cities is growing rapidly. As a result, people are increasingly surfing the mobile Internet – for example to use social media, watch HD movies, follow cultural and sports events (e.g. the Bundesliga and the Champions League) in live broadcasts or browse news portals with newspapers and informing other media. We take this strong demand from the population into account by investing in further network expansion.

The goal is to further strengthen the existing LTE network and, if possible, connect the entire population to 5G and 5G + networks by 2025. Vodafone will initially make extensive use of its existing mobile communications infrastructure and, where possible, deploy its antennas for 5G and 5G + networks at its existing 75 mobile locations in Mainz. The existing mobile radio stations are therefore gradually modernized, installing there additional 5G and 5G + technologies – e.g. on masts, observation towers, church towers and on the roofs of town halls, office buildings and residential buildings. It will happen station by station in the next few years. 19 locations in Mainz are currently equipped with 5G technology – and the first locations already have 5G + on board. By mid-2023, another seven 5G network construction projects are to be completed in the city.

Benefits of 5G

5G is a mobile broadband technology that works in a similar way to the existing generation of LTE (= 4G) mobile communications – but with even higher data rates: Customers can surf the Internet and use mobile broadband services. It is the quality of life of private individuals as well as an important factor for the local economy.

5G + potential

5G can also become a networking revolution that will bring new products to many sectors and industries and make our daily lives more worth living in many areas. Because with 5G + we will arrive in real time in the future. Thus, for example, networked vehicles are possible. Because only immediate information enables a world without traffic lights, traffic jams and road fatalities. The same is true for telemedicine. 5G will create services that we have not yet imagined – in addition to automotive, traffic and healthcare, also in areas such as agriculture and forestry, education, machinery, logistics, shipping and many other sectors.

Further expansion of mobile telephony in the city of Mainz

In parallel with the development of the 5G network and the 5G + network, Vodafone is also expanding the existing mobile network in Mainz. 99.9 percent of the population is currently connected to Vodafone’s mobile network. Thanks to our LTE network, we can reach 99.9 percent. residents. Because 74 of the 75 mobile stations are also equipped with LTE antennas. By mid-2023, Vodafone will implement a total of five more building measures on the existing mobile network to close LTE blind spots and increase LTE capacity and speeds.

Vodafone Germany | who we are

Vodafone is one of the world’s leading communication groups. Every second German is a Vodafone customer – regardless of whether he is surfing, calling or watching TV; whether it connects an office, farm or factory with Vodafone technology. Vodafone networks connect Germany: family and friends, as well as politics, business and society. They also help sustain critical sectors such as education and healthcare, especially in times of COVID-19.

The Düsseldorf-based company supplies Internet, mobile, landline and TV from a single source. As a partner in the digitization of the German economy, Vodafone counts start-ups, mid-sized companies and DAX among its customers. Vodafone is number 1 in German mobile communications: no other company in Germany connects more people and machines via their mobile network. No other German company offers more Gigabit fixed line connections than Düsseldorf. And no other company has more TV customers in the country.

With over 30 million mobile phones, nearly 11 million broadband services, over 13 million TV customers and numerous digital solutions, Vodafone Germany and around 16,000 employees generate annual sales of EUR 13 billion.

As a gigabit company, Vodafone is driving infrastructure development in Germany: Today, Vodafone reaches over 24 million households on a nationwide fiber network, over 23 million of which at gigabit speed. In 2022, Vodafone will provide two-thirds of all Germans with gigabit connections. Thanks to the 4G network, Vodafone reaches over 99% of all households in Germany. The network of Vodafone machines (Narrowband IoT) for industry and business covers almost 97% of Germany’s territory. From mid-2019, Vodafone also operates the first 5G network in Germany, reaching over 45 million people. By 2023, Vodafone will make 5G available to 60 million people.

With a share of approximately 30% of total sales, Vodafone Germany is the largest national company in the Vodafone Group, one of the largest telecommunications groups in the world. Vodafone has over 300 million mobile customers, over 28 million fixed-line customers, 22 million television customers worldwide, and connects over 150 million devices to the Internet of Things.

Vodafone connects people and machines all over the world. And thus create a better future for everyone. Because technology paves the way for a digital tomorrow. To this end, Vodafone is working towards sustainable business and environmental protection. Goals: to become climate neutral by 2025 and emission-free by 2040. To achieve this, Vodafone uses 100% green electricity, electrifies its vehicle fleet, relies on a green supply chain and ensures that its network technology is fully reused, resold or recycled. In addition, Vodafone helps other companies minimize their carbon footprint thanks to intelligent IoT technologies.

Diversity is firmly embedded in Vodafone’s corporate culture and is promoted through a number of measures. These range from family and work reconciliation offers to networks for women, fathers or LGBT people, to diversity training for managers. Vodafone respects and values ​​all people: regardless of race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, beliefs, culture or religion.

More information: www.vodafone-deutschland.de or www.vodafone.com.

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