What is 5G capable of?
- 5G Peak speeds will reach and exceed 1Gps. As the network capacity will increase, customers will enjoy higher and more consistent mobile average speeds— even in areas with less-than-ideal coverage.
- Latency is the round trip time between the device and the server; the lower it is the better and with more than 60% latency reduction, customers can deploy interactive mobile apps or games without worry; 5G will keep them responsive.
- Internet of Things will become a reality with the 5G network background.
What will 5G do?
|Capacity: 5G radio frequency has a wider bandwidth||Connect more things easily without network stains or slow connection
|Less latency for mission critical services||Messages can be transmitted in real time, enabling services like power line, railways, methane detection, remote surgery
|Enhanced Mobile Broadband to do business in real time||Be always connected to fast broadband and enhance your customer experience with ultrafast gaming or live interactive broadcasting
|Augmented Reality (AR) based on geolocation data and local visual navigation||Special offers as people shop, better tourist information on-the-go
|Internet of Things: day-to-day devices can be connected internet. It is estimated that soon there will be 1 million IoT devices per km2||Bins, fridges, buildings, even cities can be smart; they can communicate, improve efficiency, and provide enhanced possibilities for the customer
|Network slicing to support a multitude of applications, each with different performance requirements||Offers the guaranteed bandwidth and low latency for e.g. self-driving cars and V2V services
A new world of possibilities with 5G
Even for voice calls, 5G unlocks more possibilities. VoLTE (Voice over 4G, aka Voice over Long-Term Evolution) enables voice calls to be carried across our 4G data network, instead of using 2G or 3G.
|Making and receiving calls and using data without interrupting 4G download speeds||Clearer calls and less background noise||Less buffering or pixilation during video calls||Connecting customers to their family and friends– even faster than before|
The long road of Mobile Connectivity
This is the evolution of mobile internet connection.
|– Radio calls
– Basic internet
|– Basic video calls
– Better internet
|– Speeds as fast as our home broadband
– Online gaming
|– Starts with 4GEvo; organically evolves from it|
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UK Coverage map for O2 and Vodafone
October switch on date—Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds
O2 is in the process of switching 5G on. The locations will be updated when it is launched.
Currently—Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bolton, Bristol, Cardiff, Gatwick, Lancaster, Manchester, Newbury, Liverpool, London, Plymouth, Wolverhampton
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