Apr 5, 2018

Superfast 5G mobiles are a step closer

In particular, Ofcom said accessing the internet from mobiles would be "Quicker and easier" on 5G.What is 5G? The companies have effectively bid for airwaves - or spectrum - that will enable them to offer superfast connectivity in future. "Digital minister Margot James said:"This spectrum will be instrumental in further improving 4G mobile services now, while helping the UK to lead the 5G revolution and build a Britain that is fit for the future. 5G is not expected to roll out widely to mobiles before 2020, but there will be plenty of testing before that, including at tourist hotspots in Bristol and Bath. "To ensure widespread improvements in mobile coverage across the UK, we are proposing to attach coverage obligations to some of the licences we will award for the 700 MHz band," Ofcom said. "These obligations will require winning bidders to roll out improved mobile coverage in rural areas and the nations."

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