What you need to know about 5G

While a rapid 5G rollout continues across the UK, there are still doubts around the service, its costs and its availability. Let’s debunk the myths and take a closer look at the data…

5G is active in over 300 towns and cities, offering 30% population coverage.1 Most of the UK is expected to have 5G by 2023.2

Myth debunked: 5G is not just for cities, it will be available nationwide.

Hi, speed.

Median 5G download speed (Mbps) Speedtest® Q1-Q2 20213

Three: 231.07

Vodafone: 159.49

O2: 155.54

EE: 151.03

Three recognised as the UK’s fastest 5G network Reported by Ookla®

What does it mean? 5G can be four times faster than the UK average fixed broadband speed.4

Is 5G really better than 4G?

  • 100 x faster
  • 5G offers predicted speeds of up to 10Gbps. That’s up to 100x faster than 4G.1
  • 1000 x more capacity
  • With 5G, you can use more connected devices concurrently than ever before and remove any network capacity restraints.1

What does it mean?

No more buffering or frozen screens on video calls – even if hundreds of people are using their devices simultaneously.

What do consumers think?

  • 63% Agree 5G will change how people connect to the internet1
  • 18% of global consumers are unsure if they have a 5G capable device1
  • 21% Claim they have not heard anything about 5G1
  • 76% Are willing to pay more for 5G services1
  • Four in ten are likely to get a 5G tariff in the near future1

Myth debunked: Most 5G tariffs cost the same as 4G.

What’s 5G’s value for businesses?

  • Response speed: Great for remote working and VPN access, as well as industrial monitoring, drones or autonomous robot vehicles.
  • High capacity: Great for reliable video conferencing and video calls, or video surveillance with high resolution security cameras.
  • High device volume: Great for IoT applications in smart cities, asset tracking, eHealth and consumer devices.

If you’re looking for a signal, this is it.

When it comes to the benefits of 5G, we’ve barely scratched the surface.

Contact our team today to gain full insight into this game-changing technology and transform the way you do business.

Want to find out more? Get in touch today on 01226 704 610 or email [email protected]


1. https://business.yougov.com/sectors/telco/the-5g-opportunity

2. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1246357/35ghz-5g-coverage-uk

3. https://www.speedtest.net/awards/united_kingdom/2021/?award_type=5g&time_period=q1-q2

4. https://www.raconteur.net/sponsored/mobile-5g-set-to-transform-whats-possible/

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