EE today presented its 5G data network to the public, marking a new era in the UK mobile capabilities.
The BT operator is initially launched in six cities – London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester – with more to follow before the end of the year and until 2020.
5G technology is the next generation of mobile network and is expected to increase internet speeds several times than those of the current 4G generation.
EE today presented its 5G data network to the public, marking a new era in the UK mobile capabilities. The BT operator is initially launched in six cities. This image shows EE CEO Marc Allera announcing the launch today
WHAT PHONES ARE 5G COMPATIBLE?
LG V50 ThinQ
Huawei Mate X
Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G
ZTE Axon 10 Pro
Oppo Reno 5G
Huawei Mate 20 X
A number of 5G-compatible handsets are available from Samsung, OnePlus, LG, HTC and Oppo.
Huawei has remained amid continuing tensions between the US and the Chinese company.
During last week's 5G announcement by EE, chief executive Marc Allera said it had decided to pause the sale of Huawei 5G phones & # 39 ;.
He added that the company will not keep the handsets in stock until we get the information and confidence and long-term assurance that our customers – when they buy those devices – will be supported for the life they have. device with us & # 39 ;.
EE plans to reach 1,500 locations by the end of 2019, including the & # 39; busiest areas & # 39; from Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.
5G technology is the next generation of mobile network and is expected to increase internet speeds several times than those of the current 4G generation. This map shows where it is being rolled out
The operator celebrated the launch last night with a 5G-powered performance by London rapper Stormzy.
Vodafone has also invested heavily in 5G and announced earlier this month that it is planning to launch in July.
Vodafone will use its 5G network for consumers and business customers in seven cities in the UK on July 3, 2019.
It also offers 5G roaming in the summer in Germany, Italy and Spain.
Vodafone was perhaps the first to announce an official date, but EE has undercut this by more than a month.
It will initially be launched in seven cities, compared to EE & # 39; s six, with only London, Cardiff and Manchester both hosting networks.
Vodafone will also be in Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Liverpool.
Innumerable other smaller cities then receive 5G all year round, including Stoke, Blackpool and Portsmouth.
EE plans to reach 1,500 locations by the end of 2019, including the & # 39; busiest areas & # 39; from Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield (stock image)
O2 is also working on its 5G capabilities, but appears to be lagging behind the other two in terms of established infrastructure and clear plans.
It said in February that it will launch 5G somewhere in the UK this year. This still needs to be considered.
It also plans to start in just four places, reserving the capitals of British nations – Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
EE announced earlier this year that it would be testing its 5G mobile network at Glastonbury as part of its technology tests.
EE has said it will install five temporary masts on the Worthy Farm site, allowing festivalgoers to connect to 2G, 3G, 4G and new 5G networks.
The telecom company announced earlier this year would test the 5G mobile network at Glastonbury as part of its technology tests
Pete Jeavons, marketing and communications director of EE and BT, said at the time: “Smartphones have become a must-have for the festival, as we've seen every year with more and more data being consumed at Glastonbury Festival.
& # 39; As the long-standing technology partner at this iconic event, we want to build a network that is powerful enough to cope with this huge demand.
& # 39; With the introduction of 5G this year, we can test this new technology at Worthy Farm and make history as the first 5G-connected festival in the UK. & # 39;
RS Components, an engineering company based in the United Kingdom, analyzed the potential of 5G.
He discovered that downloading a movie on the go at 5G speed allows you to download an HD movie 50 times faster than 4G.
5G downloads this in 13 seconds, while 4G would take 10 minutes and 44 seconds.
This can be improved to a download time of just three seconds at the maximum 5G download speeds.
4G and 5G can download your favorite song within a second, but it would have taken a 4 minutes and 11 seconds with 2G and 3G while downloading an album could take about an hour.
WHAT IS 5G AND WHAT IS THIS?
The evolution of the G system began in 1980 with the invention of the mobile telephone with which analogue data could be sent via telephone conversations.
Digital came into action with 2G in 1991 and SMS and MMS capabilities were launched.
Since then, the possibilities and carrying capacity for the mobile network have increased enormously.
More data can be transferred from one point to another via the mobile network faster than ever.
5G is expected to be launched in 2020 and will be up to 1,000 times faster than the currently used 4G.
Although the jump from 3G to 4G was the most beneficial for mobile browsing and working, the step to 5G is so fast that they are almost in real time.
This means that mobile operations will be just as fast as office-based internet connections.
Potential applications for 5 g include:
- Simultaneous translation of multiple languages in a group conference call
- Self-driving cars can stream movies, music and navigation information from the cloud
- A full 8 GB movie can be downloaded within six seconds.
5G is expected to be so fast and efficient that it is possible to begin the end of wired connections.
By the end of 2020, according to industry estimates, 50 billion devices would be connected to 5G.
The evolution from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1 Gbps – 1000 times greater than the current speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future
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