Find all the latest news and buzzwords from 5G innovations that are primed to connect the world in ways thought impossible just a few years ago.
5G, the next generation cellular network, is expected to revolutionise entire industries when it is finally launched in 2020. As early as now, businesses are starting to prepare themselves for its arrival and many are taking huge steps to ensure that the technology will work to their advantage.
Of all the industries that are expected to be impacted, few stand to be revolutionised more than the telecom industry. In the past few years alone, millions of smartphones, tablets and personal computers have been sold, forcing businesses to up their wireless systems and the standards they follow. In addition, it is expected that by 2020, there would be 26 billion connected devices, which will eventually rely on 5G networks to properly function.
To address the growing need for more reliable and low-latency mobile connection, it is important for players in the telecom industry to start expanding their existing infrastructure in order to offer higher speeds, better storage services, and millions of more connections on a yearly basis.
Some companies are in the process of laying foundations for the development of fixed wireless networks using the earliest available 5G technology. While these efforts may seem to be small for now, they will bring us a few steps closer to fewer delays and extraordinarily faster data delivery.
How can 5G Enhance Lives?
Nine UK-wide projects to seize the benefits of 5G to accelerate economic recovery.
Light Blue Fibre Helps Cambridge get Connected
New full-fibre network to link Cambridge research institutions and enterprises to key sites globally.
Eynsham 5G Planning Permission
Telefonica submits an application to replace a 23-metre mast in Eynsham with a 20-metre one.
Radstock 5G Plans
EE has submitted proposals for a 5G in Radstock after its bid to upgrade a mast in Bath was rejected.
5G Mast for Murrayfield
Proposals for a 20 metre-high 5G mast on Edinburgh road submitted to The City of Edinburgh Council.
Bath 5G Mast Refused for Health Reasons
A new 5G mast on outskirts of Bath refused planning permission.
5G Buoys Added to Lulworth Estate Coastline
New 5G buoys will be added to Lulworth Estate coastline.
Nottinghamshire Digital Innovation Centre Showcase
Digital Innovation Centre secures £600K funding for its virtual reality and 5G tech
5G Tech and Robotic Arm
Scotland 5G Centre making "substantial progress" in the development of 5G technology applications.
Plymouth 5G Ocean Testbed a World First
Plymouth at the forefront of marine and maritime innovation with world's first 5G ocean-based marine testbed.
Mast With No Planning Permission Outrages Residents
Residents furious over the installation of a huge phone mast without planning permission.
Dudley Speed Up 5G Roll-Out
West Midlands signs "landmark" lease agreements to accelerate roll-out of 5G network infrastructure.
How Technology is Driving the Growth of UK’s iGaming Industry
UK’s iGaming industry is yet to realise its full potential.
5G Antennas on Islington Flats
Proposals to install 5G antennas on top of Holloway council block in Islington have been approved.
5G Could Help Climate Change
5G will play a crucial role in managing climate change risks and pressures, says the head of the Scotland 5G Centre.
How Will 5G Benefit the Average Consumer?
One of the biggest technological advancements made by 5G is in its latency, which has been reduced to as low as 1 ms.
How You Can Work To Transform Your Business Using 5G
5G technology is now available throughout the globe.
Basingstoke and Three Work Together on 5G Mast Plan
Three to work with Basingstoke Council on 5G plans after gaining permission by default to install a 20m high phone mast.
How 5G will Boost Online Gaming and Gambling
The rollout of 5G mobile technology is gathering pace in the US and is expected to be accessible by half of the country by the end of 2020.
New 5G Service in PorthCawl
EE has switched its 5G networks to make the service available in 12 new towns and cities, including Blackpool, Aberdeen, Porthcawl and Oxford.
5G Mast Planned for Top of Town Centre Hotel
Plans to build a hotel at Novotel Reading Centre has been submitted.
Porthcawl 5G Service
New 5G service in Porthcawl welcomed by Council leader Huw David of Bridgend County Borough.
Earley Residents Concerned About Mast Location
Residents raise concern over the safety and visual impact of a 5G tower in an Earley Park.
Dudley 5G Masts
Dudley residents protest against a 66ft tall mobile mast in the Lawnwood Road, Saltwells Road area.
5G Mast Approved in Luton
Luton Council approves a new 5G mast the second time after e-petition forces new vote.
Go Ahead for Preston 5G Mast
Council approves Vodafone's proposals to build a 20-metre high 5G mast in Preston.
More Clarity Called for for Bradford 5G Mast
A councillor has asked Bradford Council to publish policies and planning process on 5G masts.
Middleham Town Council Agrees to 5G Trial
Middleham Town Council to participate in the Mobile Access North Yorkshire 4G/5G national trial.
Bradford City Centre 5G Mast Approved
Bradford City Council approves plans to install a 20-metre 5G phone mast in the city centre.
Award for Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Team
Liverpool 5G health and social care team wins national award.
Chadwell Heath 5G Investigation
A 10-metre 5G mast in Chadwell Heath currently being investigated by Redbridge Council.
Objections to 5G Masts in Stafford
Councillors and residents object to the installation of 19m 5G mast in Stafford borough.
Bolton Council Reject 5G Plans
Bolton Council rejects proposals to build a 20-metre high 5G mast on estate green space.
Funding for Nottingham 5G Digital Centre
Nottinghamshire County Council wins funding for a 5G-enabled digital centre in North Nottinghamshire.
Liverpool Private 5G Network
The Liverpool 5G consortium is set to build its own 5G network for health and social care services.
5G Hub Investment
Nottinghamshire County Council to establish a 5G enabled Digital Centre in North Nottinghamshire.
Harrow Council 5G Mast Meeting
Harrow Council's planning committee to discuss whether to approve a proposed 20-metre 5G mast in Stanmore.
Wirral Approves Two 5G Masts
Two 5G masts, previously described as "unsightly" and harmful to the character of the area, approved by Wirral Council.
Call for Speedier Rollout
Ministers urge local councils to grant access for 5G masts and full fibre broadband cabinets to expedite deployment.
5G's Versatility Demonstrated by Liverpool Project
The Liverpool 5G Consortium wins £4.3million grants for its efforts in showing how 5G networks can be.
5G Heads to Birkenhead
MBNL upgrades a site in Birkenhead to 5G after Wirral Council rejects two 5G applications by Three UK.
5G Consortium Wins Funding
Liverpool 5G consortium wins £4.3million funding for health and social care.
Milton Keynes 5G Mast Site Moves
Application for a 22.5metre 5G mast in Waterside could be approved by Milton Keynes Council.
5G Trial Projects
Schemes aimed at exploring the various applications of 5G technology receive funding boost.
5G and How it Will Change the Way We Communicate
Communication technology has always been progressing to keep up with our desire for global interconnection.
Free Ultrafast Seaside Arrives in Sunderland
As Sunderland City Council continues its ambitious plans to rollout 5G ready WiFi connectivity across the city ...
Netherton 5G Mast Could be Deferred
Three's application for a 20-metre pole in Netherton has been put on hold.
5G Masts Approved in Halesowen
Plans for 5G mast in Halesowen has been approved despite complaints from residents and a councillor.
Huawei Equipment to be Removed from UK 5G Network
Huawei's equipment to be completely stripped from the UK's 5G network by 2027.
Merseyside Rejects 5G Masts
Two proposals for 5G masts in Kirkby and Huyton rejected because they would cause 'clutter'.
Johnson Set to Reverse Huawei 5G Deal
Huawei makes a last-minute plea as Boris Johnson prepares to exclude firm in the development of the UK's 5G network.
5G Tower Planned in Barnsley
Applications for a 5G tower on a residential street in Barnsley submitted to local council.
St Thomas 5G Mast Might Go Ahead
Plans to install a 5G mast at St Thomas Shopping Centre in Exeter have been recommended for approval despite objections from residents.
5G Mast for Newport Junction?
Three files an application to build a 65-foot high 5G mobile phone mast in the Pill area of Newport.
Areas to Receive 5G Mobile
Sparsely populated areas of North Yorkshire may take part in a 5G technology trial by the UK Government.
Northfield 5G Masts
Birmingham City Council gives Three the green light to build 5G mast in Northfield.
Reading Borough Council Approves 5G Mast
Plans for two 5G masts approved by Reading Borough Council following independent review into health concerns.
5G Mast Rejected Near Brighton School
Council rejects 5G phone mast application following objections from residents.
UK-led 5G alliance to explore 5G alternatives to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
Reading Borough Council 5G Mast Decision
Councillors set to approve or reject plans for two 5G masts in Southcote and on Kings Road.
Birkenhead 5G Mast Plan Rejected
Wirral Council rejects plans for a 20-metre tall 5G mast over fears it would harm a local regeneration effort.
Glastonbury Council Plays Down Link to 'Anti-5G' Device
Glastonbury Town Council claims it has never recommended nor endorsed 5GBioShield.
Road Closed for Derby 5G Masts
Old Mansfield Road was closed from May 19 - 21 as a new 5G phone mast was erected.
5G Mast Approved by Warrington Council
Warrington planning chiefs approve the installation of a new 20-metre high mast at a council-owned site.
5G For The Digital Nomad
One of the challenges that digital nomads face is finding a fast and stable connection to work remotely from.
Telecom Workers Attacked as Result of 5G Conspiracy Theories
Openreach reports almost 50 incidents of attacks and abuse against network engineers since the start of Covid-19 crisis.
Twitter Helps Prevent 5G Disinformation
Twitter to direct users searching for 5G-related information to official government sources.
5G Masts Heading to Derbyshire
5G phone masts earmarked for Alvaston, Normanton and Chaddesden in Derby.
Coventry to Receive 5G Transformation
5G to transform Coventry's various industries, ranging from healthcare to public transportation.
5G Could Come to Rural Wales
Cardiff University leads a project geared towards unlocking the potentials of 5G technology in rural Wales.
How 5G Internet Will Impact Online Gambling
The advent of 5G internet will enable huge innovations in a wide range of different online arenas.
New 20m 5G Mast in Blaby
Plans for the installation of a 20m 5G phone mast in Blaby has been submitted to the local council.
Cardiff 5G Masts
Applications to build huge mobile phone masts in residential areas across Cardiff have been submitted.
Worcestershire County Council 5G Rollout
Worcestershire County Council receives £3.3million funding for its 5G roll out scheme.
Using LiFi to Go Faster Than WiFi
If you have been paying attention to the current political atmosphere in the world, there is a quiet war waging between the US and China.
Findings Show 5G Not Hazardous to Health
Ofcom confirms that UK’s 5G radiation levels won’t give you cancer.
Rural 5G Support For Shropshire
DCMS awards £3.3m to support a two-year project that will examine how 5G technology can deliver health and social care services in Shropshire.
5G Trials Receive £65 million Package
UK Government awards £65million funding to various projects that aim to explore 5G applications in various industries across the country.
Low Response to 5G Broadband Plan
Announcement to install multi-million pound full fibre broadband in Wolverhampton attracted only four responses.
The Top Technology Trends for 2020
Technology already influences every aspect of our lives, but 2020 is the year we will see even more changes in the way that technology will impact us.
What You Need to Know About the 5G Mobile Network
5G is the 5th generation mobile network and, as expected, is the fastest internet speed today.
5G Connectivity Comes to Sky Mobile Customers
Sky Mobile launches 5G network to major UK cities and a handful of smaller cities and towns.
Residents Concerned About Affects on Wildlife and Human Health of 5G Masts
Anti-5G campaigners fear new 5G phone masts at Brixham may harm rare baths and affect human health.
Affordable 5G Mobile Coming to UK
Tesco set to launch own 5G network to offer affordable, super-fast mobile service in the UK.
5G Connectivity for Sunderland School
Sunderland City Council brings 5G to Hudson Road Primary School.
5G Safety Concerns
Anti-5G campaigners appeal to local authorities to stop the deployment of the new generation mobile network.
Government Pushed to Help Scottish Broadband
The Government should step in to “make up for the shortfall” in the delivery of superfast broadband north of the border, says MP David Duguid.