Tag Archives: 5G

Expensive spectrum puts European 5G at risk

The UK’s infamous auction of 3G spectrum in 2000 had lasting ramifications for the mobile industry. Intense competition between BT Cellnet, One2One, Orange, Three, and Vodafone resulted in an astonishing £22 billion spent on licences for airwaves that would power new mobile services. But as difficult as it is to …

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What does 5G mean for robotics?

It’s a vision we’ve seen in science fiction countless times: robots reacting independently to novel situations they couldn’t possibly have been programmed for. Until now it’s been no more than a fantasy, but with the advent of 5G, robotics could be on the brink of a revolution. 5G is the …

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Three holds more 5G trials ahead of summer launch

Three has revealed it is trialling its 5G-powered home broadband service in two London boroughs and has started a series of upgrades to its 4G network which will provide the foundation for a full 5G mobile launch later this year. Earlier this month, the UK’s smallest mobile operator confirmed it …

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Will livestreaming become more popular because of 5G?

5G networks and smarter mobile tech are creating a perfect storm that’s going to transform livestreaming. Livestreaming is a great example of how sometimes it takes time for tech to be useful. Back in 2016, livestreaming people falling into puddles was about as good as it got: in the UK, …

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How will smartwatches and fitness trackers make use of 5G?

Faster, better, and the future of mobile internet, 5G is certainly the connection you want on your smartphone. It means faster speeds for when you want to download something in a hurry, as well as being able to stream video more efficiently while sitting on the train during your daily …

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5G and the tactile internet: what really is it?

5G is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity. It offers speeds 10, or even 20 times faster than current 4G networks, with much faster data upload and download speeds, greater bandwidth, and more stable connections. This will enable us to do everything we currently do with our mobile devices …

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Qualcomm readies for a 5G future

With 5G now poised for release across the UK, the use cases for the next-generation networks are beginning to be realised in full flow. Qualcomm has been heavily involved in 5G for many years, with its role as probably the world’s leading chipmaker putting it in pole position to take …

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5 things about 5G more important than the speed

5G is here, but if you think it’s all about ultra-quick downloads and web pages that are faster to load, you’re only half-right. New 5G cells will be able to transfer not just more data, more quickly, but they’ll also communicate instantly. A real-time internet is coming, which means a …

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How the 5G network could benefit the military

What happened to 5G? Once an exciting story about technological progress that was all about doing things faster on our phones, the next generation of mobile connectivity has now become intertwined with international geopolitics. So what has 5G got to do with the superpowers? And how, exactly, could it be …

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