Vodafone has switched on its 5G network in seven UK cities and announced plans to offer Vodafone Business Unlimited, a series of new plans that give business customers access to ‘Unlimited data’ and 5G at the same price as 4G.
Vodafone’s first rural 5G mast on the Isles of Scilly goes live today.
Vodafone is also offering 5G roaming in four European countries over the summer.
Vodafone Business Unlimited is available to Soho and SME customers initially.
Vodafone will expand its Business Unlimited portfolio in the coming months to address businesses of all sizes.
Vodafone will also launch a digital marketplace later in the year, enabling small businesses to purchase productivity and security apps direct and pay for them via their monthly mobile bill.
Anne Sheehan, Business Director of Vodafone UK, commented: “Our Soho and SME customers tell us they see their data allowance as a data limit.
"We are removing this constraint. Vodafone Business Unlimited and Business Add-Ons will provide everything businesses need to thrive, including connectivity, data, apps, services and support. It is part of our commitment to be the go-to Digital Partner for UK businesses.”
5G will help support the adoption of many new technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics, connected cities and self-driving cars with many industries – from automotive to financial services, entertainment and media to health – set to benefit.
Today’s switch on was marked with the UK’s first haptic transfer over 5G highlighting its transformational potential.
“5G is a game-changer for the economy and UK businesses," added Sheehan. "We are committed to helping our customers take advantage of this technology by making it widely available in the UK and through roaming.”