5G launched in May 2019 with our partner EE and it’s been a huge topic of conversation in the telecoms industry ever since with speculation, criticism and high hopes for the roll out across the country.

1. Is 5G more secure than 4G?

Huawei’s CTO, Paul Scanlan outlines his key reason why you should trust in the 4G successor. Unlike 4G, 5G is encrypted and therefore provides a more secure connection, along with a more complex security algorithm. Wired have also reported that there are other major security wins in 5G, similarly to Scanlan, they noted that 5G is much more software and cloud-based, allowing for better threat monitoring.

2. Predictions for increased users

There is set to be a huge soar in 5G users, with figures from Ericsson predicting subscriptions to amount to 2.6 billion by the end of 2025, accounting for 29% of mobile subscriptions globally. By 2025, 5G is expected to cover up to 65% of the world’s population and handle more than 45% of mobile traffic. Devices need to be equipped with specialist technology to support 5G, although this isn’t set to hold back growth. They predict sales of enabled devices to reach 160 million units next year and have 13 million global 5G subscriptions by the end of this year.

3. Ever increasing 5G enabled locations

5G is accelerating in its roll out across the country and EE aim to have 5G live in more than 70 cities and large towns by March this year, just in time for some exciting device launches! Current 5G locations include Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield and Huddersfield and EE continue to work hard to enable access in as many locations as possible.