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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.
5G Plans for Norwich
CK Hutchinson submits an application to build a new 17m telecom pole in Heartsease Lane in Mousehold in Norwich.
Council 5G Mast Refused
Proposals to build a new 20-metre 5G phone mast in a Chester suburb have been rejected by city planners.
5G Mast Rejected
Reading Borough Council rejects two applications to build 5G masts on Kidmore and Henley Roads.
Call for 5G Masts Appearance to be Improved
Three responds to improve a 5G mast described as "a dreadful blot on our landscape".
Wolverhampton Residents to Give View on 5G Masts
Wolverhampton residents are encouraged to voice out their opinion on plans for a 20-metre 5G mast opposite green belt land.
Southampton 5G Mast Plans
CK Hutchinson Networks (UK) Ltd submitted an application to install an 18m high 5G mast in Kingsdown Way.
New 5G Mast Planned for Plymouth
A 15m 5G mast could soon be built near High View School in Torridge Way in Efford.
Wakefield 5G Mast Plans
Plans to build a 57ft-tall mast in Wakefield to push through despite local objections.
Datchet 5G Mast Approval Error
Proposals for a 2nd Datchet 5G mistakenly approved by the local authority.
Winklebury 5G Mast Application
CK Hutchinson Networks submits plans to build a 5G mast in Winklebury to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
5G Mast Refused in Greenmount
Bury Council refused an application for a 16m 5G mast on Coleridge Road following weeks of campaign by Greenmount residents.
Littlehampton 5G Mast Approved
5G mast to be installed at the junction of Hollyhock Way and Worthing Road despite concerns from locals and the town council.
Refusal of 5G Mast in Kingsclere
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council rejects proposals for a 5G telecoms mast following several objections from Kingsclere residents.
West Berkshire 5G Mast Objection
West Berkshire Council rejects recent applications for 5G masts following due to local opposition.
Mansfield 5G Mast Considered, "Overly Dominant"
Councillors may reject CK Hutchison Network's proposal to build an “overly-dominant” 18-metre mast in Mansfield.
Ashford Residents Sign Petition to Get 5G Mast
Ashford residents sign a petition calling for the installation of a 5G mast near their homes.
Granton 5G Mast Refusal
Edinburgh City Council rejects proposals to build a 5G mast on a site earmarked for a 'future tram stop'.
Edinburgh 5G Mast Refusal
Proposals to build a new 5G mast denied as the site is earmarked for a tram stop.
5G Approval for Christchurch, Poole and Bournemuth
Three secures approval for its 5G improvement projects in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) regions.
Peacehaven 5G Mast Rejected
Hutchison 3G UK Ltd's application to build a 40ft 5G phone mast in Peacehaven has been rejected by the local authority.
Caversham 5G Mast Plans
CK Hutchison Networks (UK) submits proposals to install a new 15m 5G mast on Reading Street.
Peacehaven 5G Mast Protestations
Residents in Peacehaven object to 5G proposals submitted by Hutchison 3G UK Ltd.
More 4G & 5G Connectivity on London Underground
Virgin Media O2 and Vodafone struck a deal with BAI Communications to provide 4G and 5G connectivity on the London underground.
5G Mast to be Erected Next to Crossing in Cambridge
Cambridge City Council's decision to reject plans to build a 15m high 5G mast next to the Cambridge zebra crossing has been overturned.