Monday, September 25

Britain to launch 5G services from 30th May

EE, a Mobile network operator in Britain has officially declared that they would be the first ones to launch 5G services in Britain. They have declared that the service will be launched on 30th May, 2019. This service, however, would be launched in limited cities in its first phase. The first 6 cities where EE is to launch its first 5G services are London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester later in May. The mobile network operating company said that from Wednesday it would be rolling out its 5G services rapidly. Also they would be adding 100 new 5G sites on monthly basis. The next target cities for 5G service provision are: Bristol, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. Even though there were speculations and some media reports saying that EE would be launching its 5G services without using Huawei technology. However, the spokesperson from the parent group of EE, BT, said that they will go with the plan and Huawei would be providing the 5G radio infrastructure. He also added that Huawei that been their innovative and valued supplier. EE also claims that with the new 5G networking, the customers would be able to reach the most cherished milestone of one gigabit-per-second on their 5G smartphones. The maximum speed that the customers could enjoy with the EE 4G networking was only 50 megabits per second. CEO of BT’s consumer division, Marc Allera, briefed that this is indeed a start of the UK’s journey to 5G. People of UK are to experience great internet connectivity.

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