O2 launches 5G, transforming the future of business

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October 17, 2019
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O2 customers can now access 5G through their custom plans that allow you to be flexible and take advantage of 5G on your terms.

"5G technology will empower the next generation of business people and inventors. Ideas will be shared, in real time, across the world. Although Industry 4.0 will be driven by AI and Automation, this will be created by a new 5th generation of engineers, workers, innovators and managers. It is not about what 5G can let you do, it's about who 5G will allow you to be. Every generation has used technology to write their chapter in history. Our 5G network will empower the Fifth Generation of business people."

O2 launches 5G for businesses across the UK The One Point Blog Post

O2 5G is now available on the best business network in:

  • Belfast
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Slough

The 5G network will improve capacity and reliability in key places.

O2 will increase this to 20 locations in 2019 and aim to have 5G available in a total of 50 towns and cities by Summer 2020. These 20 locations include; Coventry, Nottingham, Blackpool, Derby, Leicester, Reading, Bournemouth, Lisburn, Slough, Bristol, Eton, Stoke, Cardiff, Guildford, Norwich and Windsor.

The One Point 5G Now live in 60 locations

So, what makes 5G different?

With ultra-low latency, faster speeds and new capabilities, 5G is completely different to anything we've seen before. It has the potential to transform the way your business operates, the way you engage and empower your people, and the way you serve your customers.

From remote maintenance of equipment in the field, to accurate monitoring of your workforce and operations, ultra-low latency will enable real-time communication between IoT devices across your business.

Mark Evans, CEO, Telefonica UK, said:

"Today is a significant moment for our customers and our business as we switch on the O2 5G network. We're launching with a range of tariffs that make it easy and fair for customers to acess 5G, with flexible plans that cost no more than 4G. We're also switching on 5G in important parts of towns and cities first, places where it will benefit customers and businesses most."

"I believe 5G is going to revolutionise the way people and businesses use mobile connectivity, unlocking huge possibilities for our economy and society. No one in the country has all the answers today, but I'm excited about getting it into the hands of our customers and working with leading partners to help shape the future of 5G for the next generation."

Matt Warman, Digital Minister, said:

"We want the UK to be a global leader in 5G and for the majority of the population to have access to a 5G signal by 2027. This investment by O2 is a great step toward rolling out the technology across our home nations, providing world-class infrastructure to help us grow our economy and compete strongly."

5G Business Tariffs:

As an O2 Direct Partner, we will be providing 5G Business Tariffs to our customers when 5G is made available in the local area. These tariffs will suit businesses of every size, whatever their data requirements.

What about 4G?

It's important to note that 5G is not simply replacing 4G, they will work alongside each other with O2 continuing to invest in 4G, which remains the backbone of the network. O2 currently offers 4G in almost 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the UK and in the first half of 2019, they upgraded 4G capacity in a further 500,000 UK postal codes!

What devices can I get on O2 5G?

O2 currently offers four 5G-enabled devices:

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on O2 5G coming to The One Point! You can contact a member of our award-winning team on 01482 420 150 for more information!

You can also visit our Mobiles page, where you can find more blog posts surrounding O2 5G!

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