Vodafone Germany

Vodafone Germany logo

Country

Company Name

Vodafone D2 GmbH

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

5G NR Frequency Bands

IoT Technology

Company Overview

Vodafone Germany is one of the leading integrated telecommunications companies and also the largest TV provider in the Republic. With its 13,500 employees, the Group provides Internet, mobile, fixed network and television from a single source. As a gigabit company, Vodafone is driving forward infrastructure expansion in Germany. With more than 47 million mobile cards, 6.9 million fixed-network customers as well as numerous digital solutions generated Vodafone Deutschland's service revenues of more than 10 billion euros in the last financial year. Vodafone Germany is the largest subsidiary of the Vodafone Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world.

Vodafone Deutschland 5G

Vodafone has implemented a progressive deployment strategy in which it expects to commercially release its 5G network in 2020. March 2018 saw the company begin deployment of its NB-IoT network, an essential component of 5G Massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC), and within six months the company had achieved deployment in 90% of its network. In May 2018 the company implemented "5G Beam" technology across its existing network, which uses 128T128R beamforming to deliver faster data rates and improve capacity. By October 2018 Vodafone Germany had erected its first dedicated 5G base station, and demonstrated mobile holographic calling.

In June 2019 Vodafone Germany acquired a total of 130 MHz for the purposes of implementing 5G services, with 90 MHz acquired in the 3.5 GHz band and 40 MHz in the 2.1 GHz band. The acquisition requires relinquishing an existing 42 MHz allotment in the 3.5 GHz band to be replaced with a contiguous 90 MHz block.

Vodafone Germany officially launched its 5G network in July 2019 over the n78 (3500 MHz) band. 5G services were initially launched in Birgland (Bavaria), Lohmar (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Hattstedt (Nordfriesland), along with the cities of Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dortmund, and Munich.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2006-03 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2010-12]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
5 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Active [Launched 2019-07-17]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
90 MHz Active
IoT Network - NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.