Vodafone launches UK’s first 5G Standalone mobile network for SME and Enterprise customers.

VodafoneVodafone has just launched its 5G Ultra network, the UK’s first 5G Standalone mobile network for SME and Enterprise customers.

What is 5G Ultra?

5G Ultra will add 5G Standalone connectivity to the existing 5G network customers already enjoy, giving an even more reliable experience. Vodafone’s network switches seamlessly between 4G, 5G or 5G Ultra to give customers the most reliable connectivity experience available from Vodafone.

5G Standalone is the fully upgraded 5G network. Whereas the existing 5G service offered by telecoms companies relies partly on 4G technology (which is why it is known as 5G Non-standalone). Vodafone’s 5G Standalone has every element fully upgraded and future proofed, connecting the 5G radio network directly to Vodafone’s new 5G core network.

How does it benefit customers?

5G Ultra comes with all the speed and power of regular 5G, plus*:

  • Greater coverage – Up to 1 million more customers in the UK are able to connect to Vodafone’s 5G network compared to Vodafone’s 5G Non-standalone network. *
  • Capacity – 5G Ultra connects up to one million devices per Km2, helping you make a call or use your data even when it’s busy – on station platforms, in stadiums, and at festivals. *
  • Up to 25% longer battery life – helps prevent the challenge of running out of battery, with up to three hours of improved battery performance. *
  • Latency – With as little as 1 millisecond latency (vs. 50ms for 4G), 5G Ultra can deliver instant connectivity that lets you do what you do in real-time. *

*Subject to compatible device and coverage.

How Does 5G Ultra Compare with 5G and 4G?

Vodafone 5G Ultra

5G Ultra comes with all the speed and power of regular 5G, plus:

  • Connectivity for over 1 million more UK customers with enhanced coverage
  • Improved battery life thanks to our most efficient network yet
  • Greater capacity, ensuring you can make a call or use your data even when it’s busy – on station platforms, in stadiums, and at festivals.
Vodafone 5G

With 5G, streaming is quicker and easier, even in crowded places. You can also benefit from:

  • Average speeds: 150-200 Mbps
  • Maximum speed: 1 Gbps
  • Stream 4K videos with very little buffering and make smooth HD video calls
Vodafone 4G

With 4G connectivity, you can expect outstanding coverage and enjoy:

  • Average speeds of 25-35 Mbps
  • Basic 4G maximum speed: 150 Mbps
  • Crystal-clear sound and video quality

How can I get 5G Ultra?

To get 5G Ultra, you’ll need a 5G Ultra-enabled device, an eligible business mobile plan, and to be in an area covered by our 5G Ultra network. In areas without 5G Ultra, you can use our 5G or 4G network. Your 5G Ultra device will then automatically reconnect to the 5G Ultra network once you’re back in a 5G Ultra area.

For more information about 5G Ultra and 5G tariff and compatible devices, please get in touch.

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