May 30, 2019 EE Telecom, the UK's largest mobile communications operator, officially launched 5G commercial communications services on the 30th, making the UK the third commercial 5G country in the world.
According to British Sky News, British EE Telecom was the first to launch 5G communication services in six cities including London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast, and plans to expand the new communication service to the end of this year. 10 other UK cities.
It is reported that 450,000 users in the UK have applied to upgrade 5G. Many customers have applied for long queues in the business hall in London. It seems that these people want to experience 5G networks. According to the published test data, users in the busiest regions of the UK can experience a high rate of pleasure.
British mobile communications expert Rob Baillie said, "Today is indeed a big step in the right direction." It is expected that the 5G network Internet speed will be several times faster than the 4G network. The customer actually experienced that the download rate of the 5G network increased to 100-150 Mbps, which is much higher than the average 30 Mbps of the 4G network. On the same day, the BBC also completed a live broadcast with 5G services.
The first phase of EE's 5G network launch will enable 1500 sites in the next few years, with the second and third phases being launched in 2022 and 2023 respectively. The second phase will bring the complete next-generation 5G core network, and the third phase of EE's vision will enable "Tactile Internet," where tactile sensations can be added to remote real-time interactions.