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BT-owned EE to launch blurb 5G services in 2019

BT-OWNED EE could launch blurb 5G services as early as subsequent year, a year forward of a government’s rollout plans

As reported by, er, 5G.co.uk, BT CEO Gavin Patterson told analysts final week that a organisation skeleton to kick a rivals to a punch by rising 4G services in 2019. 

“We will demeanour to have a blurb 5G product launched in a subsequent 18 months,” he reportedly pronounced during an gain presentation.

As good as arriving forward UK gov’s projected blurb rollout for 5G, a launch of a 5G network in 2019 would also kick a blurb launches planned by European operators including Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom, both who have committed to rising 5G services in 2020.

EE, that was also initial to launch 4G services in 2012, will launch, already has a headstart on a rivals when it comes to spectrum. In this year’s spectrum auction, the organisation confirmed a lead after picking up 40MHz of 3.4GHz spectrum, adding to a existent 255Mhz.

However, O2 and Vodafone also bagged themselves copiousness of 5G-ready spectrum. In fact, Vodafone snagged some-more than any other operator, scoring 50MHz of

3.5GHz spectrum during a cost of £378.254m, while O2 picked 20MHz for £151.2m. Although as-yet-unconfirmed by a operator, some reports explain that Vodafone is also looking to muster 5G record in a subsequent year. 

Still, as 5G.co.uk notes, BT is perhaps improved positioned for a fast hurl out 5G services after this year announced skeleton to conduct live trials of 5G New Radio (where a standards are finalised) and the corner growth of core 5G network record and patron premises equipment. µ

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