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5G mobile technology launches in the UK

31st May 2019 By Riley Nolan
5G mobile technology launches in the UK
5G mobile technology launches in the UK

5G mobile technology launches in the UK

31st May 2019 By Riley Nolan
EE, one of the UK’s leading mobile operators, have launched their 5G service today!

In cities such as London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester the service will be available for the first time and whom will be fortunate to get the faster speeds.

3G, 4G, 5G – what is the difference?

To put simply the difference between 3G, 4G & 5G is pretty simple. The “G” is short for generation, so 3G and 4G represent the third and fourth generations of mobile broadband internet, and 5G is the fifth generation. The latest of the ‘generations’ is not a replacement for 4G, it just creates another layer to EE’s network which ultimately creates a faster, smoother and better mobile experience for their customers.

So, how fast is 5G?

After some research of how fast 5G really is, 4G operates at speeds of Mbps (millions of bits per second) and the expectation is that 5G will use Gbps (billions of bits per second). That would mean 5G is 1,000 times faster than 4G, meaning an entire HD film could be downloaded in less than a second.

How does 5G work?

After EE announcing that the new 5G service will “give you speeds like you’ve never seen before on your smartphone” and “a near-instant connection to the content you love most, with very little lag” but it all sounds fantastic, but does it mean having to get new phone? Unfortunately EE announced that to use the 5G, you’ll need to buy a brand new 5G phone.

We’re extremely excited for the latest service to be available for everyone in the upcoming years. If you need help ensuring your website and hosting solution is fast enough to provide an excellent experience for users on a 5G connection, why not give our team a call on 0800 084 3086 or email hello@kolodo.com.

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