Vodafone to start 5G trials this autumn

Vodafone today unveiled the locations of its 5G test areas around the UK, and said its engineers were already hard at work laying the foundations for 5G at more than 40 sites.

The test network is set to roll out between October and December 2018, and Vodafone said it was talking to a number of its large enterprise customers with a view to testing the potential applications and use cases that 5G is expected to enhance, such as augmented and virtual reality.

The trials will help it to prepare for the commercial launch of full 5G, which is currently expected to become a reality in early 2020.

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