Vodafone have just switched on their 5G network, joining EE and leading the way to the 5G future. With O2 planning to switch their 5G network on by the end of the year, firms are paving the way for a more connected, more digital Britain.
As with any new technology, 5G must be tested. Both EE and Vodafone have began their initial testing and network rollout, using Bristol as one of the selected test sites. This is a great investment in communications across Somerset.
5G is here, and Bristol is one of the selected cities to benefit from the insane speeds of 5G.
This map that we've created shows the combined 5G coverage of Vodafone and EE in Bristol. You can see that the city centre had fairly strong coverage, enabling fast 5G speeds for a lot of outdoor locations.
This means that, if you're in Bristol city centre, you are more than likely able to access the 5G network using a 5G device. In fact, it may even be a viable alternative to fixed line broadband.
5G is the 5th generation of cellular data connectivity, and the successor to 4G and LTE. 5G offers incredible speeds of up to 10Gbps download, meaning that browsing when out and about is incredibly fast.
5G also comes with very low latency. This means that things like video calls or movie streaming will be so much faster, with minimal lag or buffering.
One of the biggest benefits that 5G brings is for businesses. Organisations whose employees are out and about, can make use of the 5G network to keep in touch with the office.
The best way of doing this is using a VoIP mobile app, connected directly to your telephone system. With this app and the power of 5G, you can ensure a seamless connectivity environment for your staff, even when they're not in the office.