EE CEO 5G Video Call
EE CEO gives a closer look of the UKâ€™s first live 5G trial.
21:43 16 October 2018
Marc Allera, CEO of EE, BT and Plusnet, has demonstrated the UK’s first live 5G trial on video a couple of weeks after it was launched. In a short video posted on Twitter, it was revealed that the 5G broadcast in a live environment at Canary Wharf is also the first in Europe.
The video shows the equipment used to reach speeds of 1.3Gbps. Although the speed is much faster than what 4G currently offers, we’ve already seen much higher speeds in lab conditions. EE itself has achieved consistent 2.8Gpbs download speeds in a test lab.
The University of Warwick has also achieved much faster speed and sent data to an autonomous vehicle at 2.867Gbps recently. Even more remarkably, Vodafone and Huawei hit peak speeds of 20Gbps in a trial.