It is now recorded as the 3rd European country to enjoy the latest 5G network technology. Switzerland was the first European country, followed by the United Kingdom. Italy joins the duo to have the 5G network as Vodafone launched its next generation services in 28 municipalities across big cities like; Milan, Turin, Rome, Bologna, and Naples.
Vodafone Italy explained that, though it might be the first to launch this service, they are still expecting fierce competition from TM and Fastweb in the upcoming months. Also Bisio (CEO of Vodafone Italy), said that in 2021 more than 100 cities and municipalities will have the gigabit speeds, and then it would take at least 4 – 5 years for 5G to reach the same coverage the 4G has at the moment.
With the launch of 5G in Italy, Vodafone will also offer three smartphones that can actually use the new networks – Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, available from today; LG V50 ThinQ 5G that can be purchased starting next Monday, June 10; Samsung Galaxy S10 5G that can be pre-ordered from Monday, but will be shipped at the end of the month.
You can stay on your plan at Vodafone Italy, but you have to pay extra €5 per month to use this new 5G services.