Vodafone Germany announced that it completed 1,300 new LTE sites in the first 100 days of 2019.
With that, Vodafone said it has connected more than 400,000 Germans to the LTE network for the first time, and for another three million Vodafone has expanded the capacities and speeds in this mobile broadband network. To make this possible, Vodafone has been operating 600 new LTE stations nationwide since the beginning of the year. In addition, additional LTE antennas were installed at 700 existing LTE sites.
More than 4,000 new sites are planned to be completed during the year to close down LTE deadlocks and increase LTE capacity and thus surfing speeds in the Vodafone network. In the process, Vodafone will commission a total of 2,800 new LTE stations in areas that have no LTE coverage.
According to Vodafone, the aim is to bring about an almost nationwide mobile phone coverage of the population at LTE as well. Currently, Vodafone reaches around 77.5 million Germans with its LTE network. This corresponds to a coverage of 93.5 percent of the population.
In addition, Vodafone has currently activated the LTE 800 technology at more than 90% of all LTE stations - and thus a machine network ( Narrowband IoT) created for smart cities and industrial halls. By the end of the year, this technology will be installed at a further 2,000 locations, said the Operator.