After much anticipation, 5G is getting its first switch on in the UK today with EE rolling out super-fast coverage to 6 major cities. Many businesses in London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Manchester will now be able to benefit from speeds of up to 1GBPS, around 100 times faster than the current 4G network.
Vodafone are set to follow suit in the coming weeks, with several cities also getting the 5G switch on before the gradual roll out to the rest of the country.
5G is set to revolutionise the way many businesses operate, especially sectors that rely on data connections. Alongside the extremely fast speeds, one significant benefit of 5G is its revolutionary latency-free communications. Connections become instantaneous under the super-fast network and industries, such as the financial sector, will see huge benefits. Financial traders will be able to operate remotely and trade in real time, something that until now has been rarely possible with existing network speeds. Businesses that rely on automation, such as factories, will be able to take advantage of instantaneous control and reporting.
To benefit from 5G speeds, users will firstly need a 5G-ready handset. There are currently a range of compatible handsets available to the business market including the Samsung S10 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ.
Next, you will need to be on a 5G compatible plan. You can discuss your options with one of our Garnell 5G experts who will be happy talk you through your options.
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