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Begin roll-out of a new 5G network

…begin the roll-out of a new 5G network, providing gigaspeed connection to your smart phone.

Our Verdict

5G is the new “fifth generation” internet for mobile devices, promising speeds 10 to 20 times faster than previously available. As well as being faster, 5G is all about enabling more mobile devices to access the internet at the same time.

In March 2018, the government announced £25 million for 5G mobile trials which got under way in September the same year. In May 2019, EE was the first mobile network to offer 5G, with other providers following soon after. The government also announced a further £40 million to be invested in 5G tests across UK industry to improve mobile connectivity.

The promise was to “begin the roll-out”, and roll-out has indeed begun! This policy is therefore marked ‘done’.

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