Vodafone Germany, the local unit of UK-owned telecoms firm Vodafone Group, plans to roll out a further 1,000 Long Term Evolution (LTE) base stations in the first quarter of the year, thereby increasing its total number of 4G cell sites to 5,500, the company said in a statement on its website. According to the company’s CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum, by the end of March the LTE network will be available in all 81 of the country’s cities with over 100,000 inhabitants; it currently claims coverage of 120 towns and cities with over 50,000 residents. At the same time, the network rollout will increase the number of people covered by 4G services from 40 million to 50 million across Germany.
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