The massive deployment of 5G of Vodafone begins, will reach these 109 municipalities in 2022 | Technology

The massive deployment of 5G of Vodafone begins, will reach these 109 municipalities in 2022 |  Technology

The English telecommunications company has announced that it is going to make a brutal deployment of the 5G network throughout Spain, expanding coverage in 109 municipalities in the Spanish territory.

Vodafone Spain will offer 5G coverage with the turning on of the 700MHz frequency in 109 municipalities in 30 provinces progressively from today, after the acquisition of 2x10MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band in July.

This first deployment on the 700 Mhz frequency includes 54 municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants and 55 with less than 50,000 inhabitants. So 5G can be said to begin to arrive outside of the big cities.

In addition, the 5G network in the 700MHz frequency will allow to expand the coverage footprint extensively and offer better coverage also in interiors of buildings, with great availability of bandwidth.

It should be noted that Those frequencies of the 700 MHz band is part of the one that they removed from the DTT spectrum. And the reason for the better coverage is that at a lower frequency the antennas have a greater range and penetrate buildings better.

Likewise, this first deployment integrates the progressive upgrade with 700MHz in the 25 big cities already covered with 5G in 2019.


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Specific, 17 of the 25 large cities will see the coverage they already had with 3.5GHz from the first wave strengthened or increased: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza, San Sebastián, Pamplona, ​​Logroño, Toledo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Palma de Mallorca, Valladolid, Murcia, Segovia, Castellón and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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And throughout the year all these other cities will be updated to the 700 Mhz band: A Coruña, Vigo, Gijón, Santander, Bilbao, Vitoria, Badajoz and Alicante.