O2 uses 5G in THIRTEEN new cities in the UK on the last day of 2019

On the last day of 2019, O2 switched to 5G in 13 new cities today and closely meets its obligation to have the next-gen network available for 20 in 20 cities.

It has been launched in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bradford, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Norwich, Bristol, Derby and Stoke

The company says it plans to have the next generation network available in a total of 50 locations by the summer of 2020, including in Windsor and Blackpool.

O2 originally switched on its 5G network in October and was rolled out to seven cities, including London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

The only location where O2 5G is available outside of the 20 cities is Slough in Berkshire – the location of the O2 headquarters.

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It has been launched in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bradford, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Norwich, Bristol, Derby and Stoke

It has been launched in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bradford, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Norwich, Bristol, Derby and Stoke

O2 has launched its 5G network infrastructure in collaboration with technology providers Ericsson and Nokia, following a competitive tender earlier this year.

The telecom operator says that the new 5G offer “supplements the existing 4G network instead of replacing it.”

It is also said that it is investing more than £ 2 million a day to upgrade its existing 4G network prior to a broader rollout of 5G in the coming years.

O2 plans to launch in Windsor, Eton, Reading, Blackpool, Bournemouth and Guildford from March 2020

The company owned by Telefónica is currently in third place among the four largest mobile operators in the UK in terms of locations connected to 5G.

“We were incredibly proud to be using our 5G network in October, and it’s great to reach our goal of 20 cities and towns that are connected to our next-generation network as we approach 2020,” said Derek McManus , COO, Telefónica UK.

“I believe that 5G will revolutionize the way people and businesses use mobile connectivity and unlock huge opportunities for our economy and society.”

Earlier in December, EE called in 5G at nine new locations in the UK and brought its next generation of mobile services to a total of 50 cities.

Vodafone launched its 5G service in July and is now available in a total of 30 cities in the UK.

Meanwhile, three announced last month that it is postponing the rollout of its 5G service for an unspecified time.

The company, which launched the 3G launch, only offers 5G as a broadband service at home in parts of London.

It is expected that 5G is up to 1000 times faster than the currently used network standard, 4G

It is expected that 5G is up to 1000 times faster than the currently used network standard, 4G

It is expected that 5G is up to 1000 times faster than the currently used network standard, 4G

O2 plans to launch in Windsor, Eton, Reading, Blackpool, Bournemouth and Guildford from March 2020.

“We are excited to get it into the hands of our customers in the UK and continue to work with our partners to help shape the future of 5G for the next generation,” said Mr. McManus.

He said 5G will improve the live streaming experience with improved speed, greater capacity and reduced latency.

A LIST WITH ALL 02 5G LOCATIONS

  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle
  • Bradford
  • Sheffield
  • Coventry
  • Nottingham
  • Norwich
  • Bristol
  • Derby
  • to burn
  • Lisburn
  • Leicester
  • Belfast
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • London
  • Leeds
  • plus slough

The company also works with companies that may benefit from the improved reliability of 5G networks, including the health sector.

02 says it is testing autonomous vehicle in Grenwich, cooperating with the Eropean Space Agency and offering connectivity for new ‘smart’ ambulances.

Earlier this year, O2 announced that it had collaborated with other operators to develop the Shared Rural Network.

This is a proposal to increase the overall geographic coverage of the UK in the UK from 67% to 92%, which was recently supported by the government.

It is expected that 5G is up to 1000 times faster than the currently used network standard, 4G.

According to Which? The time required to download an HD movie can only be 0.6 seconds on a 5G network, compared to 60 seconds on 4G.

However, according to a uSwitch survey, many phone users are reluctant to upgrade to 5G, of which only 19 percent believe it will improve connectivity.

WHAT IS 5G AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

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 in 1991 with 2G 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 faster than ever via the mobile network.

5G is expected to be 100 times faster than the currently used 4G.

Although the jump from 3G to 4G was the most advantageous for mobile browsing and working, the move to 5G will be so fast that they will become almost real-time.

This means that mobile activities will be just as fast as office-based internet connections.

Potential use for 5g includes:

  • Simultaneous translation of multiple languages ​​into a party conference call
  • Self-driving cars can stream movies, music and navigation information from the cloud
  • A full 8 GB movie can be downloaded in six seconds.

5G is expected to be so fast and efficient that it is possible for the end of wired connections to begin.

By the end of 2020, it is estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected to 5G.

The evolution from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1 Gbps - 1,000 times higher than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future

The evolution from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1 Gbps - 1,000 times higher than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future

The evolution from 1G to 5G. The predicted speed of 5G is more than 1 Gbps – 1,000 times higher than the existing speed of 4G and could be implemented in laptops of the future

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