Vodafone Hungary expands access to its 5G mobile network, so in addition to Budapest, the new generation network will now be available in some county capitals, large cities and at Lake Balaton
Vodafone Hungary was the first to launch the new generation technology in downtown Budapest, at roughly 30 base stations. Thanks to the pace of development just announced, the number of stations could increase tenfold nationwide. In addition to the expansion in Budapest, the company promises developments in several large rural cities and at Lake Balaton this year, so the new technology will be available in
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typically around university campuses and the city center, as well as at Lake Balaton in two prominent resort towns, Balatonfüred and Siófok. Vodafone continues to operate the new system in the pioneering 5G band of 3.5 GHz, details of the 700 MHz network developments have not yet been disclosed to any of the Hungarian operators, presumably partly because this band will only be available nationwide from September.
Vodafone's 5G network is expected to reach “hundreds of thousands” of potential users with these developments, but the operator did not provide details of the exact pace of the developments, except that the two affected Balaton settlements
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