5G mast to be built in Oxford

first_img5Gnetworks are capable of transferring data at speeds approximately ten to twentytimes faster than the fastest current offered by 4G mobile networks. This wouldallow someone with a 5G compatible device to download a high definition film inabout a minute. The large amounts of data transfer that 5G enables could oneday help to power technologies such as fully autonomous cars or remote surgeryvia robots. This past week, the Oxford City Council approvedCornerstone’s plan to build a 5G mast on the corner of Old Road and WindmillRoad, near the Nuffield Orthopedic Centre in Headington. “We have 5G coverage in more places than anyone in the UK, and we remain focused on connecting many more areas this year and beyond.” “Delivering the best movable experience for our customers has never been more important,” said Marc Allera, chief executive of BT’s consumer business which owns EE. “Our 5G rollout continues apace, with our engineers building and upgrading new sites every day to bring the latest mobile technology to even more people in the places they need it. More data is consumed every year and so the spectrum bands currently in place are becoming congested, which leads to breakdowns in service. Other 5G masts have been built, mostly across east Oxford, in recent months. The planning development reflects the drive among telecommunication companies such as O2, EE, and Cornerstone to establish a presence in the county as providers of the next generation of mobile internet connection. center_img Oxford is one of 12 towns and cities where EE have recently rolled out 5G, alongside Blackpool and Aberdeen. Brendan O’Reilly, O2’s chief technology officer, told the BBC: “It’s vital we continue to invest in new innovations and technologies to keep Britain mobile and connected.” Accordingto data from EE, the main usage of its 5G network has been video streaming andsocial networking. EE’s increasing expansion of its 5G coverage comes inanticipation of Apple’s rollout of the iPhone 12 with 5G compatibility. Image credit to Diermaier / 61 bilder / Pixabaylast_img

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