What is 5G

5G is the new generation standard and supporting technology for mobile communication. This is not just an enhancement of the current 4G systems. It represents a real technological revolution!

The Technology

One of the main features of 5G technology is the increased capacity for simultaneos connections (up to 1mln/km2) with very high speed connectivity and response time. 5G offers users a bandwith of 10Gbps and a latency under 10 ms. With these features, 5G becomes the underlying technology for the Gigabit Society, enabling entirely new services:

  • Wide broadband, like streaming 4k and 8k videos on the go, as well as augmented and virtual reality experiences (Enhancement Mobile Broadband)
  • Very low latency, like near-instant comminications between vehicles or even remote surgery (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communication)
  • A very high number of connected devices including counters, sensors, industrial machines (Massive Machine Type Communication)

Source ITU

5G can use frequency spectrums on three main intervals


Network infrastructure

To provide this performance, the network infrastructure changed from previous models, with the introduction of new architectural elements:

5G and health risks

In this section you can find more information regarding the most current scientific evidence on the impact of 5G on human health.

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Vodafone 5G Network

The 4.5 GigaNetwork has evolved into the Vodafone 5G Network, offering customers more capacity and computing power, supporting cutting edge services and real time browsing.

Maximum speed

5G is 5 times faster than 4G, even on the go, as certified by the Umlaut test.

In real time

thanks to the very low latency of 5G, communication is instantaneous.

With a capacity never seen before

whether you are in a crowded place or connected with multiple devices, you no longer have to worry about the quality of your network.

Vodafone 5G Network in your city

Check out the areas where Vodafone 5G Network reaches the maximum performance and a list of the supported devices.*
*To benefit from the 5G network, you must have a 5G enabled device and contract.

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