More O2 customers offered the vital boost they’ve been waiting for

More O2 customers offered the vital boost they’ve been waiting for

O2 might not have been the first to switch on its 5G signal, but they are now ramping up their coverage across the UK. The network has announced its superfast signal will be available in 60 more areas which is ahead of its planned schedule.

5G is the future of smartphones with it able to beam downloads to devices at speeds of over 300Mbps – that’s around five times faster the average UK’s average broadband can muster.

As well as adding more places to its 5G speed list, O2 is also boasting that it has now reached 10,000 sites for its first-to-market LTE-M (Long Term Evolution, category M1) network.

The network says that this technology will allow customers and businesses to make the most of next-generation of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in their day to day lives. The new service will cover 57 percent of premises and 58 percent of the population and will allow billions of devices to be connected to the internet to collect and share data.

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Here’s a full list of areas where you can now access 5G although it’s worth remembering that you will need a 5G-ready device to access the latest speeds

O2 5G is live in areas of the following 60 towns and cities: Aberdeen, Ashford, Banstead, Basildon, Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Chatham, Chesterfield, Coventry, Dartford, Derby, Dundee, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Esher, Gateshead, Gillingham, Glasgow, Grays, Hemel Hempstead, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lisburn, Liverpool, London, Lowestoft, Luton, Manchester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newtownabbey, North Shields, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Rainham, Redhill, Rotherham, Sheffield, Slough, South Shields, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunbury, Sunderland, Thundersley, Warrington, Weybridge, Windsor, Worthing and York.

Published at Thu, 11 Jun 2020 06:06:00 +0000