Rural areas will be among the first to get Vodafone 5G

Remote rural areas in Cornwall and Cumbria will be among the first locations in the UK to get access to Vodafone’s 5G Mobile Network when the operator starts to roll out a 5G-ready network in the middle of 2019.

Up to now, the mobile industry has largely focused on targeting 5G at urban areas where higher user volumes will be able to benefit immediately from the capacity and speed boosts promised by 5G, enabling quick return on investment (ROI) for operators.


Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery added: “We believe there is a great deal of economic value and digital potential to fulfil outside of urban areas, and we’re now putting our money where our mouth is and bringing those areas up to speed with the latest technology.”

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