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What is 5G

5G networks are the next generation of mobile internet connectivity and offer faster speeds and more reliable connections on smartphones and other devices faster than ever before.

The combination of advanced network technology and the latest research offers 5G connections that are many times faster than current connections, with average download speeds of around 1 GBps that are expected to be the norm soon.

The networks will enable an enormous rise in internet of things technology and provide the infrastructure needed to transport huge amounts of data, making a smarter and more connected world possible.

With development in full swing and the test beds already living around the world, 5G networks around the world are expected to be launched in 2020, alongside existing 3G and 4G technology to provide faster connections that stay online wherever you are too.

When will 5G be launched?

– The 5G technology is expected to officially start worldwide by 2020, while test beds in the US and UK are already alive

– The US, China and South Korea are expected to be some of the first countries to use 5G networks, with the UK not far behind

– Many companies are busy ensuring that their networks and devices are ready in time for 2020, which means that some networks can be launched earlier

5G – the latest news

20/05 – NETWORKS – Lam message rows can delay UK 5G rollout – Drivers and municipalities collide with street furniture

14/05 – NETWORKS – Vodafone 5G will be launched in July in seven UK cities – And it costs the same as 4G …

10/05 – DEVICES – 3 ways in which Android Q is built for 5G – Give developers – and users – more info …

10/05 – NETWORKS – O2 improves indoor coverage for 5G as revenues rise – Shopping centers, stadiums and other public services are covered …

09/05 – NETWORKS – UK 5G may be delayed due to security issues – Culture secretary does not exclude British 5G delay, because the Huawei debate growls about …

09/05 – NETWORKS – BT raises fiber target and promises upcoming EE 5G launch – BT is aiming for 4 meters of fiber-optic rooms in 2021 …

07/05 – NETWORKS – Ericsson: Consumers pay more for 5G and there are cases of use – Ericsson calls for 5G for the industry …

04/05 – DEVICES – The first 5G phone in Europe was unexpected – and this is what it means to you – A new champion enters the ring …

03/05 – NETWORKS – South Korea reaches 260,000 5G users – But some alrady complain about technical and coverage problems …

02/05 – DEVICES – Huawei is developing a 5G 8K TV, because apparently that is something now – 5G is coming … to your TV …

01/05 – DEVICES – EE lays the foundation for 5G with new Smart Plans phone deals – More flexibility the intention of UK & # 39; s fastest telephone network …

29/04 – NETWORKS – China encourages UK to act independently over Huawei and 5G – Chinese ambassador says Britain must withstand pressure …

26/04 – NETWORKS – EE brings 5G to Glastonbury 2019 – Operator builds 5G network at famous music festival …

26/04 – DEVICES – Apple could work on a 5G iPad Pro – But we won't see it again for a few years …

24/04 – OPINION – The British Huawei decision leads to uncertainty for 5G operators – Huawei ruling matters much more to politicians than to networks …

24/04 – NETWORKS – The UK will have Huawei build selected parts of its 5G infrastructure – Chinese company still banned & # 39; core & # 39; to supply elements …

23/04 – NETWORKS – EU supports WiFi above 5G for connected cars & # 39; s – European Commission opted for WiFi, as it is currently available, unlike 5G …

17/04 – DEVICES – Intel abandons plans for 5G smartphone modems – Intel does not provide modems for the iPhone 5G …

17/04 – DEVICES – Huawei does not intend to provide Apple with 5G modem chips – Founder had suggested it was a possibility …

17/04 – ANALYSIS – Driving in the future: the road to autonomous travel comes from a reliable 5G infrastructure – Why it is vital to guarantee reliable 5G coverage for connected and autonomous vehicles …

17/04 – DEVICES – Maybe we will see iPhone 5G in 2020 – 5G is back on the menu …

17/04 – NETWORKS – Huawei agrees with 40 5G contracts – Huawei sees 5G customer base grow …

16/04 – ANALYSIS – 5G: how will companies benefit? – 5G is coming … is your company prepared?

15/04 – NETWORKS – Trump does not swear to nationalize 5G, as FCC provides funding and spectrum – FCC auctions 3400 MHz spectrum …

12/04 – NETWORKS – O2 switches on 5G spectrum for electrically connected car tests – AutoAir tests connected and autonomous vehicle technology …

11/04 – NETWORKS – BT increases network capacity to handle FTTP and 5G data growth – BT first uses the Nokia 7750 SR-s platform …

10/04 – DEVICES – Exclusive: we could see a Black Shark 5G phone before the end of the year – Embrace cloud gaming …

10/04 – DEVICES – Google Stages is perhaps the first good use for 5G phones – You could soon play AAA games on your smartphone …

10/04 – NETWORKS – Mobile industry pushes 5G as EU debates Wi-Fi standard for connected cars – GSMA says that WiFi is old technology …

10/04 – OPINION – 5G & # 39; s impact on the future of work – How the next generation of wireless technology will help font workers …

09/04 – NETWORKS – AT & T has just opened 5G in seven more cities, still doesn't have a 5G phone – Hotspot or bust …

08/04 – DEVICES – & # 39; the world's first 5G phone: our hands-on with the future of smartphones – Impressions of our five days with the first 5G phone you can buy …

08/04 – DEVICES – Apple's iPhone 2020 may have 5G problems, but Huawei is eager to help – If Intel can't deliver, and Apple and Qualcomm can't make it …

05/04 – NETWORKS – Huawei 5G ban could cost UK economy £ 6.8 billion – Report says ban would harm UK 5G leadership bid …

04/04 – DEVICES – Samsung starts mass production of 5G chips – The next generation modem and RF receivers go into production …

03/04 – NETWORKS – 5G would generate £ 15.7 billion in operating income in 2025 – Barclays says the conditions must be right …

02/04 – ANALYSIS – The future of cyber security in a 5G connected world – With more end points, there are more ways in which a hacker can penetrate your network …

26/03 – NETWORKS – Ofcom confirms 5G, USO and rural 4G as priorities for 2019 – Problems with regulatory problems for the industry …

25/03 – NETWORKS – EU & # 39; does not prohibit Huawei & # 39; of 5G networks – EU wants Member States to share cyber security data instead of …

21/03 – NETWORKS – Three increases the annual revenue for the launch of 5G – Operator says that 2018 was a solid fundamental year …

14/03 – DEVICES – What will future 5G smartphones look like? – Industry experts believe a new era has arrived …

13/03 – NETWORKS – Verizon launches mobile 5G next month – Verizon to launch first 5G mobile broadband service …

13/03 – DEVICES – Nissan uses 5G to place an augmented reality co-driver on your passenger seat – A virtual companion for lonely road trips …

12/03 – NETWORKS – Germany makes private 5G spectrum available for industry – IIoT gets a boost with promise from a local network …

11/03 – NETWORKS – Germany does not ban Huawei but tightens rules for all 5G suppliers – Ministers and regulator say they do not want to ban Huawei …

08/03 – ANALYSIS – 5G and a better connected world – Turning the next generation of wireless networks into a reality …

07/03 – NETWORKS – Vodafone UK extends 5G launch to 19 cities and towns – More locations mentioned prior to commercial launch …

07/03 – NETWORKS – 15m British would now switch to 5G – But 5G acceptance will be slower than 4G, Deloitte says …

06/03 – NETWORKS – Five Eyes "needs an important 5G supplier" – Former Australian Prime Minister warns Five Eyes countries for 5G security …

03/03 – DEVICES – Why have so many 5G phones been launched this year? – Isn't it too early?

02/03 – DEVICES – Foldable phones, 5G and movie screens: how smartphones change this year – MWC 2019 showed that a silent revolution is coming …

01/03 – DEVICES – Motorola focuses on middle class in 5G and foldable smartphone era – "New dawn" for Motorola in the mobile market …

28/02 – NETWORKS – BT hires 1,600 students prior to EE 5G launch – BT is looking for students and graduates for future-proof staff …

27/02 – NETWORKS – Security and cost concerns can damage 5G – Business executives and technicians underestimate the disruptive outlook of 5G …

27/02 – NETWORKS – Nou Camp of FC Barcelona will be the & # 39; first & # 39; 5G stadium – Fans who benefit from immersive 5G experiences …

26/02 – DEVICES – Sprint 5G: all telephones that come to the next-gen network – Top networks require top phones …

26/02 – NETWORKS – Nokia says it is the one stop shop for 5G network devices – Nokia provides new equipment and partnerships between operators …

26/02 – NETWORKS – Google Fi customers get 5G from the Sprint network – MVNO receives 5G …

25/02 – NETWORKS – Security errors in 4G and 5G revealed – Due to new errors, attackers can intercept calls and track user locations …

25/02 – DEVICES – Sony makes a 5G phone, but only if the technology is rolled out – It will not be left behind in the 5G race …

25/02 – DEVICES – Lenovo teases first 5G laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx – But what takes so long – and where are the rest?

25/02 – NETWORKS – GSMA: one in seven connections will be 5G by 2025 – GSMA starts MWC with market prediction …

25/02 – DEVICES – Affordable 5G telephones will arrive in early 2020 – No exclusive flagship for long …

25/02 – DEVICES – With the HTC 5G Home Hub you are ready for super fast internet – Prepare your home or office for 5G …

24/02 – DEVICES – Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is perhaps your first 5G-ready phone – One of the first 5G telephones from MWC 2019 …

22/02 – DEVICES – Will Samsung enjoy the first mover advantage with 5G? – Samsung beats rivals with 5G smartphone …

22/02 – ANALYSIS – Huawei: we make it cheaper and easier to implement 5G – Head of carrier business touts benefits from 5G kit for MWC …

21/02 – NETWORKS – 5G can resolve large 4G congestion – The current 4G download speeds vary greatly depending on the country and time of day …

21/02 – DEVICES – Gemalto makes 5G SIM card available to operators – Gemalto gives up "world-first" 5G SIM card …

21/02 – NETWORKS – O2 5G confirmed to launch in these four cities in 2019 – O2 5G will go live this year in British capitals …

20/12 – NETWORKS – 5G will account for a quarter of mobile data traffic in the UK by 2022 – UK becomes second only to the US in 5G …

20/02 – NETWORKS – Vodafone & # 39; world-first & # 39; connects smartphones with 5G network – Vodafone connects handset in Barcelona for MWC next week …

19/02 – DEVICES – You may want to postpone buying a 5G phone until 2020 – This second generation 5G modem will make a difference …

19/02 – NETWORKS – Three tests cloud core 5G network with staff – Full rollout expected later in 2019 …

19/02 – ANALYSIS – Does sports content hold the key to 5G acceptance? – Tokyo Olympics and Euro 2020 may be the first time many people experience 5G …

18/02 – NETWORKS – UK does not have to ban Huawei 5G kit – Huawei & # 39; s 5G equipment is a & # 39; manageable risk & # 39 ;, NCSC claims apparently …

18/02 – NETWORKS – Vodafone UK calls in the first 5G airport – Manchester Airport upgraded to super-fast speeds for consumers to try 5G …

15/02 – NETWORKS – Three brings 5G to the catwalk and its flagship store – Three shows off 5G for consumers during the London Fashion Week …

13/02 – NETWORKS – UK initiates first 5G factory tests – Worcestershire 5G test bed goes live …

11/02 – NETWORKS – Sprint sues AT & T over claim & # 39; 5GE & # 39; – Rivals clash in row of 5G …

11/02 – ANALYSIS – AI, 5G and the race for fully autonomous vehicles – This is the time to implement a data-oriented architecture …

08/02 – NETWORKS – Trump expected to ban 5G networks from using Chinese technology – An implementation decision is expected to come before MWC …

07/02 – DEVICES – Vodafone tests 5G-form factor device with Ericsson and Qualcomm – Operator takes a step forward in 5G development …

06/02 – NETWORKS – US urges the EU to reconsider the role of Huawei in 5G – US increases pressure on Huawei with grim warning …

05/02 – NETWORKS – Ericsson joins O-RAN to stimulate intelligent 5G radio development – Ericsson is expanding to open standards …

04/02 – NETWORKS – GSMA suggests Huawei 5G calls on MWC – Industry involved excluding Huawei 5G after prolonged controversies …

01/02 – DEVICES – Huawei 5G folding phone teased during MWC 2019 press conference invitation – Our first look at & # 39; the world's first foldable 5G phone …

31/01 – ANALYSIS – Investing in a 5G future: the role of MNO & # 39; s – The implementation of 5G in 2020 is fast approaching …

31/01 – NETWORKS – Nokia predicts staggered demand for 5G kit in 2019 – Nokia reports increased sales and profit in Q4 …

31/01 – DEVICES – 5G telephones: these will be the first next-gen handsets – The new 5G telephones from 2019 and beyond …

31/01 – DEVICES – LG hints strongly on 5G folding phones for 2019 – Fighting against Samsung Galaxy X …

28/01 – NETWORKS – Chinese EU ambassador says Huawei 5G ban & # 39; self-destructive & # 39; would be – Senior diplomat rejects security fears as fabrications …

25/01 – DEVICES – Huawei says it will show off a foldable 5G phone on MWC 2019 – & # 39; The world's first 5G phone with a folding screen …

24/01 – HARDWARE – Huawei unveils 5G modem and base station chips – Huawei chips simplify implementation and extend support …

22/01 – NETWORKS – Vodafone and O2 together form 5G network sharing – Two operators view options for mast infrastructure as they extend the deal for network sharing to 5G …

17/01 – NETWORKS – Huawei faces American probe when Germany considers 5G options – US DoJ accuses Huawei of theft of trade secrets …

14/01 – NETWORKS – Closure of US government threatens 5G rollout – Industry body warns of the impact of FCC shutdown …

14/01 – HARDWARE – Intel wants to be your one stop shop for 5G – Intel VP tells us that "5G runs on Intel" …

14/01 – DEVICES – Apple looks at Samsung and MediaTek modems for 5G iPhone – Latest revelations of the Qualcomm antitrust test …

12/01 – DEVICES – iPhone 11 tipped to have faster WiFi, but 5G may have to wait – Better speeds for the 2019 iPhones?

11/01 – NETWORKS – Ericsson tests strengthen the suitability of wireless backhaul for 5G – Studies by Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom achieve & # 39; fibrous & # 39; achievements …

10/01 – NETWORKS – T-Mobile continues US 5G crusade with 600 MHz call buttons – T-Mobile completes multi-band call tests with Ericsson and Intel …

09/01 – DEVICES – 5G and fixed screens to stimulate the sale of smartphones in 2019 – Research suggests that 5G is a silver bullet …

09/01 – NETWORKS – AT & T claims that advanced 4G & # 39; 5G & # 39; is – Software update claims advanced 4G is 5G Evolution …

08/01 – DEVICES – 5G can be tonic for saturation of the smartphone – GSMA Intelligence believes that 80 percent of the developed world has a smartphone …

08/01 – HARDWARE – Intel focuses on 5G base stations with & # 39; Snow Ridge & # 39; chips – Intel hopes that edge computing benefit will pay off …

08/01 – NETWORKS – The Galaxy S10 is not on CES 2019, but the 5G plans from Samsung are here – Samsung Galaxy S10 is here in pieces if you look closely …

06/01 – DEVICES – Byton confirms that the M-Byte car will be available in 2019 with AI, 5G and 48-inch display – That's a lot of screen …

04/01 – ANALYSIS – What to expect from 5G on CES 2019 – 5G could be the star of the show at CES 2019 …

24/12 – ANALYSIS – Three CEOs: Capacity, not speed is the true 5G revolution – Dave Dyson talks about Three & # 39; s 5G strategy …

21/12 – NETWORKS – O2 confirms that 5G tests use Huawei kit – The 5G tests in London are carried out with Huawei equipment, O2 confirms …

19/12 – NETWORKS – & # 39; Strong & # 39; business demand for 5G can be tempered by network transformation – Gartner says the operator's focus is on consumer applications …

19/12 – NETWORKS – AT & T is the second US operator to launch 5G – AT & T is getting ready for a limited 5G launch …

19/12 – DEVICES – Top Samsung Galaxy S10 could have a huge screen and support 5G – But it may not be available everywhere …

17/12 – ANALYSIS – The coming 5G revolution – How the next generation of mobile connectivity will bring emerging technologies to life …

17/12 – NETWORKS – Rivals claim that the spectrum variation of Three will yield the 5G benefit – Three now have 100 MHz continuous 3.6 GHz spectrum …

14/12 – NETWORKS – 5G could add billions to global GDP – Unlocking the correct 5G spectrum makes the difference …

13/12 – NETWORKS – Huawei does & # 39; everything & # 39; to be trusted 5G partner – Huawei says that if there is something that it can do to reduce security issues, it will do it …

10/12 – NETWORKS – Vodafone uses manhole covers to improve 4G and 5G – Vodafone hopes that infrastructure at street level will improve the network …

10/12 – ANALYSIS – 5G is just the beginning for the future of smartphones – The future of mobile looks promising …

06/12 – ANALYSIS – The rebranding of Vodafone Business emphasizes the strategic focus in the 5G era – Vodafone Enterprise is now Vodafone Business …

06/12 – POLICY – EU adopts new rules to stimulate 5G deployment – EU passes on new code despite opposition from industry …

06/12 – PRODUCTS – OnePlus CEO confirms that the 5G phone will cost $ 200 to $ 300 more than OnePlus 6T – But it is not done with 4G devices …

06/12 – NETWORKS – We need rigorous 5G tests before we get in the car without a driver – Autonomous vehicles will be highly dependent on the next generation of networks …

05/12 – PRODUCTS – OnePlus will be the first to release a 5G phone in Europe – It's all thanks to some help from EE …

05/12 – NETWORKS – How 5G technologies can be implemented more efficiently – Know where & # 39; small cells & # 39; to be placed, makes the difference …

05/12 – DEVICES – This Samsung 5G prototype phone has a tooth … but it's in the corner – Updated with an official response from Samsung …

04/12 – DEVICES – Here's the first 5G smartphone and no, you can't buy it – It is a Qualcomm reference device, but it promises a lot …

04/12 – NETWORKS – Nokia and Qualcomm complete 5G interoperability tests – A new 5G test round is cleared before launch …

04/12 – NETWORKS – Arqiva and CityFibre build 5G small cell network in London – Hammersmith & Fulham will be Britain's largest pilot so far …

04/12 – ANALYSIS – 2019 telecom forecast: the year of 5G and open source – Canonical takes a look at some of the most important trends for next year …

04/12 – NETWORKS – MI6 chief warns UK of China's role in 5G networks – Alex Younger says there must be a conversation about the role of Huawei …

03/12 – NETWORKS – Three Korean operators launch 5G networks – Operators bring South Korea 5G launch forward …

03/12 – DEVICES – Verizon and Samsung launch 5G smartphone in 2019 – Companies will show off PoC this week …

11/29 – PRODUCTS – The new humanoid robot from Toyota can be controlled remotely via 5G – A helping hand from afar …

11/29 – NETWORKS – 5G requires mobile operators to reconsider the role of WiFi – Operators may need to reduce the priority of Wi-Fi in the 5G era …

28/11 – NETWORKS – New Zealand & # 39; blocks & # 39; use of Huawei 5G kit – Spark application rejected by New Zealand government …

11/27 – NETWORKS – 5G will be the & # 39; fastest ever & # 39; global rollout – Ericsson Mobility Report says Europe is lagging behind without changes in the market …

23/11 – NETWORKS – O2 runs for 5G with Massive MIMO test – O2 trials technology in London, head of the 5G launch …

11/11 – NETWORKS – Huawei has 22 5G commercial contracts – Head of Huawei carrier business touts end-to-end capabilities of its equipment …

11/11 – NETWORKS – Nokia makes Access Networks Division for end-to-end 5G – Nokia hopes that organizational changes will give the 5G advantage …

21/11 – NETWORKS – EE and BT Sport plan UK & # 39; s first 5G sports broadcast – A Wembley Cup is sent via 5G …

20/11 – HARDWARE – Huawei encourages operators to trust the 5G vision while shifting 10,000 base stations – Huawei chairman Ken Hu details & # 39; Cloud X & # 39; vision …

20/11 – NETWORKS – Three: 5G wireless broadband can be a real alternative to fiber optics – Three-order report praises price-saving benefits of 5G FWA …

20/11 – DEVICES – OnePlus can charge a high price for its upcoming 5G telephone – Price tag for super fast devices can go up to $ 100 more …

11/19 – NETWORKS – Faroese Telecom wants to bring 5G to Shetland – Shetland confirms conversations with the mobile provider of Faro …

11/16 – ANALYSIS – The week that UK 5G changed from hype to reality – British operators provide more information about 5G launches in 2019 …

11/16 – ANALYSIS – 2025: the year of 5G entertainment – Intel & # 39; s Alex Gledhill tells us how 5G can help all aspects of work and life …

15/11 – RESEARCH – Samsung invests $ 22 billion in AI and 5G – The Korean tech giant wants to manage 20 percent of the market for network equipment …

15/11 – NETWORKS – US starts auction of 5G spectrum – American operators offer a broad spectrum for mobile broadband services.

15/11 – HARDWARE – German government & # 39; urged & # 39; to consider Huawei 5G ban – Reports suggest that push could be too late …

14/11 – DEVICES – Verizon connects a smartphone to its 5G network – Verizon is currently & # 39; the world's only commercial 5G operator …

13/11 – PRODUCTS – Intel launches 5G modem next year – Chipmaker speeds up plans for launch of 5G modem in 2019 …

13/11 – NETWORKS – EE launches 5G as & # 39; premium & # 39; mobile experience in 16 UK cities in 2019 – Operator for upgrading 1500 sites in the busiest parts of its network …

12/11 – DEVICES – OnePlus 7 may not be the brand's upcoming 5G phone – Is a whole new OnePlus line on the market?

09/11 – NETWORKS – What role will 5G play in NBN's gigabit broadband vision? – 5G can increase FWA broadband to gigabit levels …

08/11 – POLICY – Ofcom CTO: Spectrum and security are the biggest 5G challenges – Ofcom CTO Mansoor Hanif discusses the obstacles to realizing 5G potential …

07/11 – NETWORKS – EE announces UK 5G trial extension – Nine East London locations are now connected to the EE 5G test network …

07/11 – NETWORKS – How 5G makes the next generation of IoT implementations possible – Canonical head tells us why next generation networks are the key to innovation …

07/11 – NETWORKS – Three reveals £ 2 billion UK 5G investment – 5G is a & # 39; game changer & # 39; in the UK, Three CEO Dave Dyson says …

06/11 – DEVICES – British operators have insisted on "considering" suppliers of 5G equipment – The government wants to ensure that the British telecom infrastructure is safe …

06/11 – NETWORKS – GSMA: operators need prime spectrum to fulfill 5G potential – Industry body publishes paper prior to WRC-19 …

05/11 – NETWORKS – 5G operator revenues reach £ 230bn in 2025 – Research suggests £ 46bn in 5G R&D will be well spent …

03/11 – DEVICES – Apple received a tip to launch a 5G iPhone in 2020 – Super-fast speeds on the road …

31/10 – NETWORKS – BT CTO: fiber, 5G and WiFi convergence will create & # 39; one network to rule everything & # 39; – Howard Watson believes that convergence will be an important differentiation in telecom …

30/10 – DEVICES – Oppo wants to release the first 5G smartphone – Oppo wants to beat LG after successful 5G tests …

30/10 – NETWORKS – Budget 2018: more financing for rural fibers, but no new 5G commitments – Digital infrastructure largely a footnote in 2018 Budget …

26/10 – NETWORKS – Trump formulates American 5G strategy – Order appears to facilitate progress towards 5G network deployment in the US …

25/10 – PRODUCTS – Qualcomm works with Samsung on 5G small cells – Qualcomm and Samsung want to establish 5G leadership …

25/10 – NETWORKS – Vodafone uses & # 39; full 5G & # 39; test in Manchester – MediaCity UK from Salford receives 5 G coverage because Vodafone is the next-gen network …

23/10 – DEVICES – OnePlus 7 or OnePlus 7T becomes the first in the company to support 5G – 2019 is the year in which OnePlus uses 5G …

10/22 – NETWORKS – EU could support Wi-Fi of more than 5 G for connected cars – Draft proposals can set Wi-Fi rules for 5G …

19/10 – DEVICES – Operators may need & # 39; expensive & # 39; Subsidize 5G smartphones – Early 5G smartphones could be too expensive for consumers …

19/10 – PRODUCTS – Huawei 5G folding phone could record the Samsung Galaxy X in 2019 – Huawei knows when to hold them and when to fold …

18/10 – NETWORKS – Sales of Ericsson stimulated by early 5G acceptance – Ericsson feels right because of the operator's investment …

17/10 – PRODUCTS – Samsung buys Zhilabs for powerful 5G analysis – Samsung & # 39; s 5G efforts continue to purchase analytical experts …

16/10 – NETWORKS – European mobile giants insist on pro-5G investment policy – Leading CEOs urge EU regulators to consider the importance of connectivity …

15/10 – PRODUCTS – US senators urge Canada to & # 39; prohibit Huawei & # 39; from 5G bet – American senators fear that the Huawei kit may harm US national security …

12/10 – PRODUCTS – New Nokia kit promises faster and more effective 5G FWA implementations – Operators can get new high-gain antennas and gateways …

12/10 – NETWORKS – Deutsche Telekom hands out 99 percent 5G coverage by 2025 – German operator details plan for implementation of 5G …

08/10 – ANALYSIS – Differences in early 5G services make it a & # 39; marketing headache & # 39; – Analysts predict problems with 5G marketing, since mobile broadband is the most important driver for adoption …

05/10 – NETWORKS – EE switches & # 39; UK & # 39; s first & # 39; 5G trial network at Canary Wharf in – EE accelerates 2019 5G launch …

04/10 – NETWORKS – Huawei tells FCC that American prohibition could mean that the country is behind in 5G – Huawei has not given up hope to play the American 5G role …

01/10 – INNOVATION – Samsung is working with AT & T to build a 5G technical lab – Facility investigates ways in which 5G can improve production …

01/10 – NETWORKS – Verizon enables & # 39; the world's first 5G network – Launch in four US cities could be an important milestone in the development of 5G …

28/09 – NETWORKS – Digital Catapult switches on Brighton 5G test bed – UK & # 39; s newest 5G test bed comes live on the south coast …

26/09 – ANALYSIS – Can 5G networks announce the arrival of a four-day working week? Increased productivity due to 5G-driven technologies can disrupt the traditional working week …

25/09 – DEVICES – Manufacturers hope that 5G and folding screens will stimulate the growth of smartphones – Analysts believe that the smartphone will be unrecognizable in 2027 …

24/09 – NETWORKS – WIG raises £ 220 million for 5G infrastructure – WIG uses additional financing for small cells and fibers …

21/09 – NETWORKS – Vodafone focuses on cities and countryside for launch in 2019 5G – Cornwall and the Lake District will be the first to receive Vodafone 5G …

12/09 – NETWORKS – T-Mobile signs $ 3.5 billion 5G network deal with Ericsson – T-Mobile secures second important 5G equipment deal …

11/09 – NETWORKS – EE could launch the UK's first 5G network in 2019 – EE reallocates 3G spectrum before 2019 5G launch …

11/09 – NETWORKS – European mobile operators put forward 5G plans – Global 5G connections reach 340m by 2021 as European optimism raises forecasts …

11/09 – GAMING – Nvidia shows how GeForce Now 5G streaming could make high-end gaming hardware irrelevant – Hit at 60 fps in Full HD resolution without the need for a powerful gaming laptop …

10/09 – NETWORKS – CityFibre SDN implementation to speed up 5G implementations and enable 10 Gbps – CityFibre agrees with Calix to outsmart its network ..

10/09 – NETWORKS – Ericsson radio updates and transport partnerships to accelerate 5G implementations – Ericsson says that a series of developments will make it easier and faster to implement 5G …

08/09 – NETWORKS – How 5G will make our streaming dreams come true – No buffering, no waiting time. Will 5G take the lead?

07/09 – FEATURE – In the 5G plant: how Nokia's research supports its own production – Nokia's Oulu facility has been involved in every generation of mobile technology …

05/09 – NETWORKS – San Marino has the first 5G network in Europe – Microstate zal een testbed voor TIM zijn …

05/09 – NETWERKEN – China overweegt twee grote mobiele operators samen te voegen in 5G-push – Fusie zou 's werelds op een na grootste mobiele operator worden …

04/09 – PRODUCTEN – UK's 'eerste' grootschalige 5G-hub om digitale gezondheids-apps te testen in 2019 – West Midlands wordt UK's eerste 5G-hub …

31/08 – ANALYSE – De digitale ambities van Golf maken het een onwaarschijnlijke 5G-pionier – Golf kijkt naar nieuwe technologieën – waaronder 5G …

31/08 – NETWERKEN – Duitse exploitanten hebben geen landelijke verplichting voor 5G – 5G-spectrumveiling vindt plaats in 2019 …

30/08 – DEVICES – Grotere schermen en 5G om de groei van smartphones te stimuleren tot 2022 – Smartphone-markt 'over het algemeen gezond' ondanks recente dip …

28/08 – NETWERKEN – Duitse regulator roept op tot vierde operator voor 5G – De leider van de competitie gelooft dat de nieuwkomer de Duitse 5G zal kickstarten …

28/08 – NETWERKEN – Nokia stelt EU-lening van 500 miljoen euro vast voor 5G-onderzoek – Nieuwe financiering versnelt 5G-technologie R & D …

23/08 – NETWERKEN – Grote 5G-trends worden duidelijker naarmate de eerste netwerklancering dichterbij komt – De afgelopen zeven dagen zijn lang geleden in de wereld van 5G …

23/08 – ANALYSE – Huawei & ZTE verbannen uit 5G-netwerken in Australië – Australische overheid zegt dat 5G-architectuur het te riskant maakt …

22/08 – PRODUCTEN – Qualcomm begint zijn 5G-modems te verzenden – Maar chipmaker zegt dat hij dit jaar geen 5G-telefoons verwacht te lanceren …

22/08 – NETWERKEN – Snelheid staat centraal wanneer operators 5G-tests uitvoeren – Rapport suggereert dat 82 procent van de mobiele operators wereldwijd 5G test …

22/08 – DEVICES – Nokia verwacht van elke 5G-smartphone € 3 te verdienen Finse gigant zet tarief voor zijn essentiële 5G-patenten …

20/08 – NETWERKEN – Regering om 5G op Britse spoorwegen te testen – DCMS nodigt deelnemers voor pilot uit om te zien hoe 5G de transportsector kan verbeteren …

20/08 – NETWERKEN – Verizon en Nokia testen 5G met een bewegend voertuig – Partners boeken vooruitgang op het gebied van mobiele breedband en verbonden auto-apps …

17/08 – NETWERKEN – 5G-netwerk slicing zou £ 51bn aan mobiele operators waard zijn – Researchers say efforts by operators and vendors could bear fruit…

16/08 – NETWORKS – Cisco posts healthy revenues ahead of 5G push – Cisco is happy with innovation roadmap as it prepares for next generation networks…

16/08 – NETWORKS – Telstra switches on 5G for the Gold Coast, but wider availability remains murky – Australian telcos Optus and Vodafone say there’s a long road ahead…

15/08 – NETWORKS – O2 tests light-based wireless transmission ahead of 5G tests – Li-Fi is pitched as a Wi-Fi alternative…

15/08 – DEVICES – LG to launch 'first 5G smartphone' in 2019 – LG and Sprint will release a 5G-ready device in the US next year…

13/08 – NETWORKS – Ericsson hopes US 5G investments will speed up deployments – Ericsson makes investments in 5G R&D…

08/08 – NETWORKS – Samsung invests billions in 5G and AI – Samsung's £17bn investment programme looks to guard against smartphone slowdown…

07/08 – NETWORKS – US set to lose out to China in 5G race – Deloitte report urges policymakers to promote investment…

02/08 – DEVICES – Moto Z3 is the world's first 5G-upgradable smartphone, say Motorola and Verizon – The first 5G-almost-ready smartphone…

02/08 – OPERATORS – Three focuses on 5G after revenue and customer rises – Three now boasts 10.1m customers across the UK…

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31/07 – DEVICES – Lenovo says it'll be the first to launch a 5G smartphone – Could be here before the end of the year…

30/07 – NETWORKS – Nokia and T-Mobile ink $3.5bn 5G network deal – US operator presses ahead with 5G rollout plans…

27/07 – OPERATORS – Mobile helps BT Q1 results ahead of 5G trials – Consumer division continues to offset BT business decline…

26/07 – OPERATORS – O2 invites FTSE 500 to trial its 5G – O2 presses ahead with 5G tests as it adds more customers…

26/07 – OPERATORS – Nokia looks to 5G after sales slowdown – Nokia says drop is to be expected but is confident for second half of 2018…

26/07 – OPERATORS – Sky Mobile extends O2 MVNO agreement to cover 5G – Sky Mobile now has 500,000 customers across the UK…

23/07 – REGULATION – UK Government promises new regulations and investment for full fibre and 5G – Government report outlines plans to deliver fibre to entire UK by 2033…

23/07 – PRODUCTS – Qualcomm's mmWave antennas pave way for first 5G smartphones – The first 5G smartphones should arrive in 2019…

20/07 – NETWORKS – Barriers to 5G could stop UK being a global leader – BSG report identifies issues and resolutions…

18/07 – NETWORKS – South Korea plans 2019 5G launch – "Korea 5G Day" will see new networks introduced a year ahead of schedule…

10/07 – NETWORKS – China Mobile, Intel and Huawei complete 5G interoperability testing – Tests pave way for China Mobile 5G launch next year…

09/07 – NETWORKS – SSE Enterprise Telecoms unbundles BT exchanges to boost broadband and Three 5G – SSE Enterprise Telecoms doubles its reach…

03/07 – NETWORKS – Samsung, Cisco and Orange hold multi-vendor 5G FWA trial – FWA will deliver a fixed-like broadband experience when 5G launches…

29/06 – DEVICES – OnePlus 7 could support 5G and be sold by US carriers – But don't expect it for a while…

28/06 – NETWORKS – "World's first" 5G network launches – Finnish operator Elisa claims global first in launching a commercial 5G network…

27/06  – ANALYSIS – The World Cup and 5G: the trials you need to know about – 5G will change how you watch football forever…

25/06 – NETWORKS – UK 'needs shared spectrum' for 5G – Ofcom urged to rethink 5G spectrum auction to ensure fairer rollout…

20/06 – NETWORKS – Vodafone launches 5G trials in seven UK cities – Vodafone to hold trials later this year with plans for a 2020 5G launch…

19/06 – NETWORKS – Mobile signal woes 'strengthens' business case for 5G – Only half of mobile users in the UK are happy with their speeds, but willing to pay more for faster service…

15/06 – NETWORKS – First standalone 5G network standard approved – 3GPP finalizes 'Release 15' of 5G after three years of work, meaning networks are on the way this year…

14/06 – ANALYSIS – Three CEO: 5G capacity is a 'big opportunity' to lead UK market – Dave Dyson says Three's spectrum holdings mean it could be the UK's 5G leader…

13/06 – NETWORKS – Vodafone: 5G smartphone uncertainty means focus on core network and IoT – Vodafone UK CTO says 5G will be a gamechanger, but smartphone innovation in the 4G era won't be matched…

12/06 – NETWORKS – 5G networks still set to arrive this year – Ericsson report suggests Europe will fall behind US and Asia on 5G adoption…

11/06 – NETWORKS – 'First ever' UK 5G report paints rosy picture – UK's 5G ambitions rely heavily on startup and research community…

06/06 – ANALYSIS – EU telecoms rule changes will hinder rather than help 5G, claim industry Telecoms groups label the new EU code a "missed opportunity"…

06/06 – NETWORKS – EE to switch on 'UK's first' 5G trial in London – Residents and businesses in Tech City will get chance to try out 5G…

05/06 – PRODUCTS – 5G PCs coming from Intel and Sprint next year – US telecoms giant Sprint has joined the race to bring 5G to the masses, announcing at Computex 2018 to start shipping Intel-powered 5G computers next year…

01/06 – ANALYSIS – 5G UK – How far away are we really? – 5G will deliver immediate benefits in 2019, but the true mobile revolution will take time…

25/05 – HET BELEID – Mobile industry 'shouldn't wait' for 5G to roll out small cells – Small cells will be essential for delivering the 5G vision but industry warns there is no time too wait…

25/05 – HET BELEID – Nordic Prime Ministers reach agreement to support 5G – Joint agreement is welcomed by Nokia, Ericsson and regional operators…

22/05 – NETWORKS – Qualcomm details 5G small cell platform – Qualcomm wants to help operators and network equipment manufacturers densify 5G networks…

18/05 – NETWORKS – Verizon to bring 5G to Los Angeles in 2018 – Verizon says America's second largest city will be its next 5G location…

16/05 – NETWORKS – Mobile IoT networks to be a 'core component' of 5G – GSMA says NB-IoT and LTE-M deployments are paving the way for massive IoT powered by 5G…

14/05 – NETWORKS – 5G and network convergence drives growth of carrier-grade Wi-Fi market – Fixed and mobile operators look to densify network infrastructure…

08/05 – PRODUCTS – Why self-driving vehicles could be the biggest winner in a 5G world – Telefónica tells us why autonomous vehicles are set to be a key 5G use case…

08/05 – NETWORKS – Verizon and Samsung get 5G regulatory boost – Verizon and Samsung make major headway towards 5G…

03/05 – NETWORKS – Deutsche Telekom holds live 5G NR trial in Berlin – German operator says test will see how 5G NR behaves in real world…

02/05 – ANALYSIS – Why T-Mobile and Sprint merger would give the US a 5G lead – A truly national 5G network could ensure the US retains its advantage…

01/05 – NETWORKS – Three futureproofs backend infrastructure for 5G – Three and SSE Enterprise Telecoms deal with start with data centre connectivity…

30/04 – NETWORKS – T-Mobile and Sprint merger promises 5G progress in the US – America's third and fourth largest mobile operators are to merge…

18/04 – NETWORKS – Huawei dampens 5G expectations – Huawei CEO says consumer might not notice the differences…

17/04 – NETWORKS – China has narrow lead over US in 5G race – Government support and industry momentum gives China slight advantage, report says…

16/04 – DEVICES – 5G anticipation set to slow smartphone sales – Manufacturers hope for 5G boost as worldwide smartphone demand slows…

13/04 – NETWORKS – What does the Ofcom 5G auction mean for the UK mobile industry? – The long-awaited auction is over, paving the way for 5G…so what next?

12/04 – NETWORKS – Vodafone hits major UK 5G milestone – Vodafone is first UK operator to test 3.4GHz spectrum in preparation for 5G…

09/04 – NETWORKS – Europe set be left behind in 5G race – US and Asia will lead the way in 5G development, claims report…

05/04 – NETWORKS – Mobile networks fork out £1.4bn for 5G spectrum – Ofcom publishes the results of its 5G spectrum auction, revealing that the UK's biggest mobile network operators spent almost £1.4 billion…

28/03 – NETWORKS – 'World's first' 5G public trial switched on in Australia – Australian telco Telstra flips the switch on the world's first public trial of 5G at the Gold Coast…

28/03 – NETWORKS – 5G RuralFirst looks at smart farming, spectrum sharing and broadcasting – Government funded project will use Cisco tech to help transform rural lives…

28/03 – HET BELEID – UK5G group makes bid for global 5G leadership – Government and industry backed UK5G looks to establish UK 5G community…

27/03 – NETWORKS – GSMA: 5G will be dominant mobile tech in USA by 2025 – Mobile industry body report shows US will be a 5G leader…

27/03 – NETWORKS – Telefonica tests tech that could boost 5G broadband – Telefonica spectral efficiency trials hope to pave the way for better fixed wireless access (FWA)…

23/03 – NETWORKS – 5G networks are now just a year away – Korea Telecom plans commercial 5G launch next March…

20/03 – NETWORKS – UK 5G spectrum auction gets underway – Five bidders will battle it out for more of the UK's airwaves…

19/03 – NETWORKS – UK university makes major 5G breakthrough – University of Kent-based iCIRRUS consortium says Ethernet equipment can help deliver 5G networks…

16/03 – NETWORKS – O2 kickstarts the UK's 5G charm offensive to consumers – 5G hypetrain moves from industry into the mainstream…

15/03 – NETWORKS – Digital minister pledges to eliminate barriers to 5G deployment – Margot James says she wants to work with mobile operators and local government on 5G…

14/03 – NETWORKS – O2: 5G will save local councils and households £6bn a year – Report details how smart technologies powered by 5G can improve society…

12/03 – NETWORKS – Ofcom 5G spectrum auction will start next week – Ofcom confirms that bidding for 5G frequencies will begin on 20 March…

12/03 – NETWORKS – Government reveals £25m prize fund for UK 5G – £25m competition will see 5G testbeds located across the UK…

11/03 – DEVICES – 5G a key factor to seamless VR experience, says Lenovo EMEA President – Lenovo wants to create memorable experiences for its customers, but is that enough?

09/03 – NETWORKS – Ofcom plans new rural coverage obligations for 700MHz spectrum – Ofcom says 700MHz is an important opportunity to improve rural coverage as it plans for 5G future…

05/03 – NETWORKS – EU Parliament and US Congress take steps to accelerate 5G legislation – EU chambers reach provisional agreement while US Congress to vote on spectrum auction…

05/03 – DEVICES – HTC CEO: 5G will turn any VR device into the most powerful in the world – Cher Wang says the smartphone still has a role to play in VR…

03/03 – NETWORKS – Qualcomm hopes 5G vision will stand out from the hype – Qualcomm's influence in the industry is significant, so its 5G roadmap is worth listening too…

02/03 – NETWORKS – BT CEO: EE convergence even more important ahead of 5G – Gavin Patterson says BT never really left mobile and is preparing for converged network era…

28/02 – NETWORKS – Intel and NTT DoCoMo prepare 5G plans for Tokyo 2020 Olympics – After success at PyeongChang 2018, Intel is stepping up plans for next Olympics…

27/02 – NETWORKS – Satellite-supported UK 5G testbed will trial mission critical apps – Juniper Networks and Satellite Applications Catapult say satellite cannot be ignored…

27/02 – MOBILE – Qualcomm looks to make it easier to make 5G phones – Launch will help OEMs build 5G connectivity into more devices…

27/02 – NETWORKS – Ofcom confirms six bidders for 5G spectrum – All four mobile operators have been approved, with small cell operator and Hull fixed wireless firm joining…

27/02 – NETWORKS – Ericsson tells operators: 5G is ready – Ericsson has agreements with 38 operators around the world as 5G moves from idea to reality…

27/02 – PRODUCTS – Get ready for a 5G Internet of the Sky – Drones like the Ehang 184 will usher in a 5G-powered autonomous airspace…

26/02 – NETWORKS – Telstra plans to ramp up 4G speeds in the lead up to its full 5G rollout – Major cities in Australia to get increased bandwidth…

26/02 – NETWORKS – Cisco targets mobile operators with '5G Now' – Cisco wants to help operators prepare for the next era of networks…

25/02 – MOBILE – Huawei reveals 5G-ready modem – Test beds for 5G networks will be launched this year, Huawei reveals…

23/02 – NETWORKS – Why PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics are a 5G milestone – Athletes are making history at the Winter Olympics, but it's an important event for 5G networks too…

22/02 – NETWORKS – O2 reveals UK 5G test bed – Operator will test 5G applications at iconic London venue later this year…

19/02 – NETWORKS – Vodafone and Huawei successfully test IP Microwave backhaul for 5G – Vodafone and Huawei achieve 2Gbps on IP microwave link, claiming it shows the tech is viable for 5G…

16/02 – NETWORKS – Why startups and research can make the UK a 5G leader – Does the UK really need to be first to the mark or be an industry powerhouse to be a 5G leader?

16/02 – OPINION – No time to waste now 5G legal challenges are over – For an industry keen to avoid a repeat of the 3G and 4G auctions, Three's failed appeal removes a barrier to 5G…

14/02 – MOBILE – Fiber-like internet and a glimpse of our 5G future are coming to smartphones in 2019 – Qualcomm's new mobile modem offering speeds of up to 2Gbps…

14/02 – NETWORKS – 5G spectrum auction to go ahead after Three's legal challenge fails – Three's bid to decrease an overall spectrum cap falls on deaf ears and prevents further delay…

12/02 – NETWORKS – China Mobile plans 5G launch in 2019 – China Mobile joins a select few number of operators planning to beat original 2020 target…

08/02 – MOBILE – The first 5G smartphones are coming in 2019 – But you won't see 5G service everywhere by next year…

07/02 – MOBILE – 5G set to push mobile data use sky-high – Giffgaff research estimates customers will use nearly 100GB of mobile data a month by 2025…

05/-2 – NETWORKS – Telstra joins Optus on 5G bandwagon, also aiming for 2019 rollout – Australian carrier Telstra will trial new tech during Commonwealth Games…

05/01 – NETWORKS – AT&T set to run 5G trials – Company to adopt new 3GPP guidelines as it continues push for next-generation networks…

04/01 – NETWORKS – Samsung teams up with Verizon on 5G – New service to be launched in Sacramento later this year…

02/02 – NETWORKS – Optus 5G network rollout set to begin in early 2019 – Australian telco Optus announces its plans for 5G rollout…

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What will 5G networks mean for me?

  • Faster download and upload speeds
  • Smoother streaming of online content
  • Higher-quality voice and video calls
  • More reliable mobile connections
  • Greater number of connected IoT devices
  • An expansion of advanced technologies – including self-driving cars and smart cities

How fast will 5G be?

It’s still not exactly known how much faster 5G will be than 4G, as much of the technology is still under development.

That being said, the networks should provide a significant upgrade to current download and upload speeds – with the GSMA proposing minimum download speeds of around 1GBps.

Most estimates expect the average speed of 5G networks to reach 10Gb/s, and some even think transfer rates could reach a whopping 800Gb/s.

This would mean that users could download a full-length HD quality film in a matter of seconds, and that downloading and installing software upgrades would be completed much faster than today.

Will I be able to get 5G networks on my phone?

Existing smartphones, tablet or other devices that were released when 4G networks were the standard may not be able to connect to 5G to begin with, or may incur extra costs to do so.

However following the 2020 deadline for the initial rollout, we should soon see devices coming with 5G connection as default.

Don't worry though – although 5G should represent a major step up from current 4G and 3G networks, the new technology won’t immediately replace its predecessor – at least, not to begin with.

Instead, 5G should link in with existing networks to ensure users never lose connection, with the older networks acting as back-up in areas not covered by the new 5G coverage.

So-called “4.5G” networks (also known as LTE-A) are set to fill the gap for the time being, offering connections that are faster than current 4G networks, although only certain countries such as South Korea can benefit from them right now.

Once launched however, implementing 5G may be a slower process. Much like the gradual takeover of 4G networks from the previous generation, existing network infrastructure may need to be upgraded or even replaced in order to deal with the new technology, and homes and businesses may also need to get new services installed.

It’s not yet known how 5G networks will take over from existing networks, but again, much like the rollout of 4G, you may not be able to immediately connect to the new networks without upgrading your technology.

What will a 5G network need?

The GSMA has outlined eight criteria for 5G networks, with a connection needing meet a majority of these in order to qualify as 5G:

  • 1-10Gbps connections to end points in the field (i.e. not theoretical maximum)
  • 1 millisecond end-to-end round trip delay (latency)
  • 1000x bandwidth per unit area
  • 10-100x number of connected devices
  • (Perception of) 99.999 per cent availability
  • (Perception of) 100 per cent coverage
  • 90 per cent reduction in network energy usage
  • Up to 10 year battery life for low power, machine-type devices