New York (The Verge) — The UK gets its first official 5G launch date theverge.com/2019/5/14/1862….
Vodafone has announced that its 5G network will launch on July 3rd, making it the first next-gen mobile network to launch in the UK. The service will be available in seven cities at launch, including London and Manchester.
Vodafone is the first of the UK’s four major operators to announce a specific date, but its 5G network might not be the first to actually arrive. EE has said that it plans to launch its 5G network this summer, without a firm date.
The service will be available in seven cities at first, and Vodafone plans to release four handsets and one home router on its network in the coming months. The operator says that prices for its 5G plans will be the same as their 4G equivalents, and will announce the new price plans next week. — Jon Porter/@verge