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.
North East Digital Leader Appointed to UK5G Advisory Board
Patrick Melia, Chief Executive at Sunderland City Council, joins a national network of experts as he is appointed to the UK5G Advisory Board.
Newport Centre 5G Mast
Plans for a new 5G mast in Newport City Centre has been submitted to Newport City Council.
Plan for 5G Mast Outside Primary School
EE Ltd and Hutchison UK to build a 20-metre 5G phone mast outside Birtenshaw Hall School if plans push through.
Mansfield 5G Mast Plans
Proposals to build three new 5G masts submitted to Mansfield District Council.
Plan for 5G Mast Near Bath University
Plans for a new 5G mast have been submitted to Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Attocore Help with Manchester Smart Junctions
AttoCore to participate in the UK's Smart Junctions 5G (SJ5F) project.
Hereford to Receive 5G?
EE to bring 5G to Hereford if its proposals for 5G masts are approved by the local council.
5G Mast Proposal for Colehill
Hutchinson UK Ltd submits plans for an 18-metre 5G mast in Wimborne Road in Colehill.
Milton Keynes Standalone 5G Network Testing Begins
The first standalone 5G network in the UK will be used to power robots, driverless cars and other gadgets.
Cradley Heath 5G Masts Plan
Hutchinson 3G UK Ltd submits an application for a 65ft 5G mast in Cradley Heath.
Skipton Protests 60ft 5G Mast
Hutchison 3G UK's application to build a 5G mast in Skipton has sparked a growing flood of opposition.
Residents Protest Cardiff 5g Mast
Plans for a 20-metre 5G mast on a quiet Cardiff street to go ahead despite objections from residents.
5G Accelerator Backed by West Midlands Council
West Midlands councils to support 5G schemes that address challenges in health and social care, public services, public safety and social and events.
Rural Dorset 5G Landslip Monitoring Plan
Dorset to develop a coastal landslip monitoring system using 5G connected sensors to monitor cliff movement.
Tranmere 5G Mast Approved
A 15m 5G mast is being built at the junction of Old Chester Road and Queen Street.
Taller and Wider Masts for Rural Areas
Taller and wider mobile phone masts to be built in rural areas to speed up the 5G network rollout.
Refusal of Spalding 5G Masts
Councillors reject two applications for 5G masts on Claudette Avenue and Wygate Park.
Peterborough 5G Mast Go Ahead
Proposals to install a 5G mast in Birch Grove expected to be approved by local council.
Great Coates Road East Lincs 5G Mast
North East Lincolnshire Council approves proposals for a 5G mast on Great Coates Road.
Dundee announced as location for new Scotland 5G Centre Innovation Hub
This latest 5G innovation hub will become part of a £4m national network announced in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government.
Quicker Scottish 5G Rollout with New Mast Location Scheme
5G rollout in Scotland to be accelerated by removing the barriers in installing 5G masts.
Autonomous Lorry Pilot
Autonomous vehicle pilot project using pioneering 5G communication infrastructure now underway.
More Phone Masts Proposed for Penrith
Eight more phone masts have been proposed for Penrith and The Border.
Southport Town Centre 5G Mast
Council approves proposals to build a 5G phone mast above tower block in Southport Town Centre.
5G Mast Plan Rejected by Reading Council
Reading Council rejects Vodafone’s application to build a 17.5m 5G mast in Caversham.
Eynsham 5G Masts Plans
Telefonica's application to replace a 23-metre mast in Witney to be discussed by the planning committee this week.
Salford 5G Mast
A new 20-metre 5G mast will be built on the East Lancashire Road, near Mosley Common Road.
Sunderland College to Bring in T-levels
Sunderland College secures £3million funding to build a new base described as "the future of learning".
Glasgow Airport Supports Drone Scheme
Government-funded 5G trials on driverless taxis and robot to take place at Stadium MK.
Dorset 5G Mast Plan Submitted to Council
Plans for a 20-metre telecoms mast at Winterbourne Steepleton submited to Dorset Council.
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.