• VfCZ indicated it will support three of five towns and cities that won a “5Gfor 5Cities” competition organised by the Czech government.

Vodafone Czech Republic supports 5G cities

Vodafone Czech Republic supports 5G cities

Source: Ministerstvo Průmyslu a Obchodu

Vodafone Czech Republic (VfCZ) indicated it will support three of five towns and cities that won a “5Gfor 5Cities” competition organised by the Czech government. The OpCo has signed memorandums of understanding with Jeseník, Karlovy Vary, and Ústí nad Labem to collaborate on building digital infrastructure under the scheme. The projects will be backed by state support and involve testing of 5G technologies and development of smart-city solutions. The other two winning cities are Bílina and Plzeň. The move comes ahead of the country’s upcoming auction of 5G‑enabling spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.4GHz–3.6GHz bands, due to start in April 2020 (Vodafonewatch, #181).