Vodafone introducing 5G to 19 UK cities this year

According to Vodafone, 5G will become available in 19 cities in the UK by the end of the year.

Being a leading provider, the carrier activated the first 5G network in Greater Manchester in October. Since then, the following regions have received extended coverage:

– Liverpool

– Bristol

– Cardiff

At the time of writing this, Vodafone is already working on extending the coverage even further. Soon, 5G network in UK will have an even wider coverage, including:

– London

– Glasgow

– Birmingham

Compared to 4G, 5G promises to increase the speed by a factor of 10. Apart from that, the connections established through it will be more stable. Moreover, there will be more bandwidth that other technologies can take advantage of. To name a couple of examples:

– IoT

– Virtual reality

– Autonomous vehicles

The world is slowly embracing the new possibilities as well. In fact, the first 5G-compatible phones were revealed at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Vodafone is working hard to make the 5G network a widely-accessible reality. Apart from the seven cities already announced this year, the following 12 are set to join the list:

– Newbury

– Bournemouth

– Birkenhead

– Plymouth

– Wolverhampton

– Reading

– Portsmouth

– Stoke-on-Trent

– Blackpool

– Guildford

– Southampton

– Warrington

The 5G network is expected to fully take off in 2020. However, even if you aren’t keen on getting a 5G phone, all the work that has gone into making the 5G network a reality will also boost the currently-active 4G network’s performance.