- Beamforming: Innovative technology now in use
- Reliable bandwidths everywhere
- New 5G Lab is space for mobile innovation
The mobile network of Vodafone now aligns itself with the customer. For even better reception and higher speeds, the Düsseldorf-based telecommunications company is now launching the new '5G Beam' technology. Behind this is an active and intelligent antenna technology (beamforming), which at the same time supplies numerous customers with high bandwidths in a reliable and targeted manner. Because the 5G beam technology combines up to 128 specially arranged tiny antennas in the smallest space. The individual antennas are not only very small, but also intelligent. They always know the best air interface to reach customers directly. Thus, Vodafone already brings 5G components to the network at numerous base stations and proves that the network is already ready for 5G today. How the innovative technology works, Vodafone also shows in its new 5G Lab.
"Innovation means progress. With the 5G Beam technology, we are now bringing a new innovation into the country and making it available to our customers in everyday life. Our networks are already ready for 5G, "says Eric Kuisch, Technology Director at Vodafone Germany.
Higher total capacities for optimal supply of different applications
The 5G Beam technology, which Vodafone and its technology partner Ericsson are now launching in the first places on the network, not only increases the available speeds for upload and download users. It also increases the overall capacity so that even more different things can be networked at the same time. The mobile network provides the required capacity for each application in the same way that it can be optimally executed. The data transfer works extremely energy efficient.
Reliably fast on the go with the GigaCube
Vodafone will launch the technology in numerous locations throughout Germany this year - especially in rural areas. Because there, the mobile-based 5G Beam technology can be used in combination with the GigaCube as a replacement for slow DSL lines. In Hesse Langenhain, for example, the technology has already been activated.