O2 will switch on its UK 5G network in October

O2 will switch on its UK 5G network in October 1

Telecoms provider O2 will launch its 5G services in October this year, delivering next-generation mobile connectivity to its customers across the UK.

O2’s 5G network will initially be switched on across hubs in six cities — London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Leeds and Slough — before being made available in 14 more towns and cities by the end of the year. The company plans to extend its 5G coverage from 20 to 50 locations by summer 2020.

“5G is going to be a game changer for our country. Whether it’s for people or businesses, the power of this next-generation network is going to unlock a world of possibilities for our economy and society,” said Mark Evans, CEO of O2’s parent company Telefónica UK.

“As we switch on our network across the country, our intelligence-led roll-out prioritises the key areas in towns and cities first – the places where our customers need, and will use, 5G the most,” Evans added.

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Some of the key locations where customers will be able to access 5G include train stations and what’s described as ‘important business areas’ as well as entertainment and sports venues including The O2 and Twickenham stadium.

5G-ready handsets which will be available to O2 customers include the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mix 3 5G.

Evans told the BBC that O2 won’t be using equipment from Chinese telecoms manufacturer Huawei, instead choosing to use infrastructure from Ericsson and Nokia.    

Huawei is currently embroiled in a dispute with some Western governments — predominently the United States — about the potential security risks of its equipment and the company’s releationship with the Chinese government.

The UK was set to make a decision about Huawei and 5G, but once again put it off ahead of yesterday’s change of Prime Minister.

Free ebook download: IT pro’s guide to the evolution and impact of 5G technology (TechRepublic)

As yet, there’s no exact date for O2’s October launch, but O2 will be the last of the major UK telecommunications providers to switch on its 5G network. EE launched the UK’s first 5G network in May, followed by Vodafone in July, while Three is set to rollout its 5G network in August.

O2 has also made it clear that it remains committed to upgrading its 4G networks across the UK and says it will continue to support customers who don’t yet want to upgrade to 5G. O2 is “letting people adopt 5G at a time that’s right for them,” Evans said.

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