Vodafone Qatar will showcase a range of advanced 5G smart technology solutions at the Qatar IT Conference and Exhibition 2019 (QITCOM), in which it will participate as an ‘Official’ sponsor.
Vodafone has launched Ireland’s first commercial 5G service, covering Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford. Vodafone says it will expand the network to other locations over the coming months with a full roll-out forecast by the end of 2020.
Vodafone has rolled out the first commercial 5G mobile services in Spain, with Huawei as the core equipment supplier for the project.
Vodafone customers can now make and receive calls through their Amazon Echo speakers, using the Alexa voice assistant. By simply linking their mobile phone number to their Alexa account, Vodafone customers will be able to call any of their contacts, hands free, using their existing mobile phone plan.
The fallout from the United States ban on Huawei is now having its first major effect on upcoming smartphones from the Chinese company in the UK. EE and Vodafone have announced that they have pulled Huawei’s phones from their 5G network launch, joining other global telecoms groups in dropping launch plans after the Chinese group was hit by a US export ban that could stop it using Google’s Android operating system.
Vodafone UK and Atos IT Services are among 12 firms suspended for not paying their suppliers in line with the Prompt Payment Code (PPC), under which 95% of supplier invoices are paid within 60 days.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available to pre-order from April 26 in Italy from Vodafone. Customers can order the device in 15 Vodafone stores in major cities.
O2 and Vodafone plan to extend the existing network sharing partnership term and include 5G at joint radio network sites. This would enable both O2 and Vodafone to deploy 5G faster, to offer 5G services to more customers over a wider geographic area, and to do so at a lower cost.
Vodafone UK today unveiled seven cities that will become 5G trial areas, with roll-outs starting between October and December this year. Engineers are already laying the groundwork for 5G at more than 40 sites in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester.