everything you need to know about 5g in the uk

Everything You Need to Know About 5G in the UK

What is 5G?

5G is the next generation of mobile technology. 5G literally means the fifth generation, which aims to provide customers with lightning-fast download speeds and more reliable mobile phone signals. Customers with access to the UK 5G network will enjoy faster download and upload speeds, better-quality voice and video calls, and smoother streaming for gaming and online video and audio content.

On an even wider scale, 5G technology allows for much higher capacity and multiple devices and streams operating on the network. This has the potential to bring huge improvements to areas such as healthcare, smart cars, and traffic management, energy networks and autonomous farming machinery (to name just a few) by allowing for instantaneous connections between devices and users, and improved services through tools like virtual reality and video connections.

To compare, 4G currently offers average download speeds of around 20-40 Mbps (megabits per second). While the 5G networks allow for speeds of around 300-400 Mbps. The 5G speeds expected to grow to 1 Gbps and even higher as the network infrastructure expands and improves.

Most of the major mobile networks in the UK have started rolling out 5G services in the country. All areas are not covered yet, so please do check with your mobile network operator for up-to-date information to find out if your area is covered. You will also need a 5G-ready mobile phone and a 5G plan with your network operator in order to access this new technology. There are plenty of 5Gphones already available through the various network carriers, and over time 5G accessibility will become the norm for all new phones and contracts.

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Is 5G safe?

This is one of the most common concerns that people have as 5G is rolling out around the world. The short answer is YES – 5G technology is perfectly safe and poses no risk to human health.

There are quite a few theories floating around about the alleged risks of 5G technology, with campaigners claiming that 5G is dangerous, 5G causes headaches, fevers, cancer, or even that 5G may have caused the coronavirus pandemic. It is a natural human tendency to treat new or unfamiliar technologies with a certain level of fear or caution, but rest assured, there has been plenty of research conducted over the years into the potential health risks of radio waves. There is no medical or scientific evidence indicating that 5G is harmful in any way, and there is certainly no link at all between radio waves and the Covid-19 virus.

In the UK, Ofcom has measured the electromagnetic field emissions in various locations around the country and found that even 5G emissions are a tiny fraction (up to 1.5%) of the safety limits set by international guidelines. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has spent the last seven years reviewing the scientific literature surrounding this issue and has updated its guidelines to ensure that the 5G rollout does not pose any health risks. It is worth noting that their previous guidelines (1998) were already sufficient to eliminate any risk. But their 2020 update provides even more clarity and assurance that 5G is indeed perfectly safe.

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Mobile Signal Frequencies of 5G in the UK

Currently, the 5G signal frequencies currently used by UK mobile networks with 5G services are as follows:

  • EE: 3400 MHz
  • O2: 3400 MHz
  • Vodafone: 3400 MHz
  • Three: 3400 MHz and 3600-4000 MHz
  • BT Mobile (through the EE network): 3400 MHz
  • Sky Mobile (through the O2 network): 3400 MHz
  • Tesco Mobile (through the O2 network): 3400 MHz
  • Voxi (through the Vodafone network): 3400 MHz

The rest of the mobile networks have not rolled out their 5G services yet. But this is expected to happen for all networks and areas over the next couple of years.

Like 2G, 3G, and 4G, 5G radio signals are transmitted from a mobile mast or cell tower and picked up by a user device such as a mobile phone or tablet. 5G signals are transmitted at much higher frequencies than 2G, 3G, and 4G. Higher frequencies allow for faster speeds and lower latency than lower frequencies. However, mobile signals at higher frequencies also travel much shorter distances than signals at lower frequencies. This is why a number of smaller 5G nodes or antennas are being installed around the UK, to boost the 5G signal and improve overall coverage.

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5G Mobile Signal Boosters

Even with this extra infrastructure, 5G signal may still struggle to get through obstacles such as walls or thick foliage. You may find, then, that even if 5G is present in your area, signal might not reach inside your home.

This is where 5G mobile signal boosters come in. If you have a 5G phone and a 5G plan with your mobile network, you might be able to connect to the 5G network outside but struggle to find a strong signal inside. If you do have a weak 5G signal coverage our 5G mobile signal amplifiers are the ideal solution. They help you improve your 5G signal coverage. It also ensures better mobile phone reception and a stable 5G connection 24/7.

Our mobile signal boosters are very easy to install. By simply attaching an outdoor antenna to the wall or roof of the building. This antenna picks up the mobile signal from outside and then amplifies it through an indoor signal booster. It improves your signal strength throughout your property. No more dropped calls or spotty data connections.

Why You Should Buy Your 5G Signal Booster from Us?

We have a wide range of mobile signal repeaters to suit all your needs. Single-band boosters amplify the mobile signal for one frequency. Dual-band boosters amplify the signal for two mobile frequencies. Tri-band boosters can boost the mobile signal for three or more frequencies. This means that you can improve connectivity for voice, 3G/4G, and 5G frequencies with one mobile signal booster.

Our signal boosters are CE-certified and fully compliant with Ofcom regulations for use in the UK. All our products meet the quality standards and quality checks before dispatch. We offer free delivery anywhere in the UK. We have helped to improve mobile phone calls and data connections for customers all over the world. Also, we offer a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for all our products, as well as a One Year Warranty.

If you need any advice or assistance in choosing the best mobile signal booster to suit your needs, you can contact our customer care team anytime and we will be happy to help!

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