Ready for the future
Ready for the future
Ready for the future

5G - the communication network for the Gigabit Society

In the digital, networked future, ubiquitous and highly available communication networks become reality. There, the requirements of communication are completely different depending on the ecosystem. Whether sensors, vehicles or data centres - the networks of the future must reliably represent a wide variety of communication scenarios.


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5G at a glance
5G at a glance

Future applications place high demands - on speed and latency.

  • Data rates of 10 GB/s and latencies of under 1 millisecond
  • More capacity for simultaneous connection of billions of devices
  • Improved energy efficiency of the components
  • Automated / autonomous driving
  • Augmented and virtual reality, e.g. in the gaming sector
  • Industrial automation and use in the Tactile Internet
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Teleoperated Driving

Watch how 5G enables totally new industries with the concept of teleoperated driving. Vodafone Germany's CTO, Dr. Eric Kuisch, explains the technology behind it and his ideas for future usage.

  • Development system
  • Test applications
  • Development system
    Development system
    Development system

    On the way to 5G
    In 2015 we signed a letter of intent on 5G with Ericsson. As a result of this partnership, a 5G test and development system has been in operation since the beginning of 2016 in the VIP lab in Düsseldorf, and from this system we have a link to the Ericsson Eurolab in Aachen. Our objective: Together we want to expedite the development, integration and commercialisation of 5G and cloud services.

  • Test applications
    Test applications
    Test applications

    Testing customer benefits
    With our test system we run through the typical use cases for 5G, taking into account network slicing, decentralised cloud architectures and gigabit technologies. We are also testing additional typical 5G scenarios for private and business customers.

LTE-V2X: Direct communication for the traffic of the future

The autonomous driving of tomorrow will only become a reality if all traffic participants can communicate directly with each other. LTE vehicle-to-anything (V2X) is the new 3GPP standard for direct vehicle communication. They allow the direct transmission of data without an intervening mobile network and thus speed up the data transfer many times.

More traffic safety

Detecting braking or obstacles before they are visible to the driver saves valuable reaction time. When vehicles communicate directly and with low latency traffic becomes a whole lot safer. And driving much more relaxed.

Higher traffic efficiency & less traffic jams

High traffic density, energy-efficient platooning and optimised traffic flow require continuous and seamless communication between all road users, whether mobile or stationary. This saves traffic time and nerves.

Good for the environment & wallet

LTE-V2X makes traffic flows more transparent and more controllable. This results not only in gasoline savings for drivers, but also in the reduction of fuel consumption, which is good for the environment.

LTE broadcast technology enables simultaneous transmission of videos or data to all recipients

This capability could in the future replace terrestrial broadcasting. LTE Broadcast permits a new media experience with interactive formats - anywhere and anytime. We have already successfully demonstrated this many times.

Goals from all angles

Goals from all angles

In the stadiums in Düsseldorf and Mönchengladbach, soccer games have been broadcasted from different camera perspectives to all registered devices - in real time.

Kieler Woche at first hand

"Kieler Woche" at first hand

Our VIP customers were able to patch in live to the sailing regattas. Via LTE Broadcast they were audio-visually there live on the boats - and were able to experience the excitement and thrills at first hand.

Miss nothing at the trade fair

Miss nothing at the trade fair

During IFA 2014, with LTE Broadcast visitors were able to experience our stand from all angles - regardless of whether it was the stage show, the outdoor BMX track or the breakdance performance in front of the summer garden.


Narrowband-IoT is a new 3GPP technology, with which small amounts of data are transmitted via narrowband communication on the "Internet of Things" (IoT).

Your advantages with narrowband IoT Your advantages with narrowband IoT

Your advantages with Narrowband-IoT

Secure transmission of small amounts of data in mobile networks

  • Long battery life thanks to extremely low power consumption
  • Excellent building penetration and coverage
  • Cost-effective implementation thanks to low component costs
  • Licenced spectrum guarantees high-quality transmission
  • Best possible data transmission security via end-to-end encryption

10 times more speed with DOCSIS3.1

With DOCSIS3.1 we're introducing the newest standard - and are fulfilling the increased requirements for data transmission in the broadband cable network - for both Internet and telephony.

Your advantages with DOCSIS3.1
Your advantages with DOCSIS3.1

Higher speed and quality with coaxial cable

  • Improved damping properties of the coax cable
  • More complex modulation methods
  • Significantly improved error correction routines
  • State-of-the-art data rates and maximum availability in the era of gigabit technology
  • Homogeneous and platform-independent provision of all services
  • Best HD quality 24/7 via multipath TCP and multi-service proxies