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Cellhire Reaches Major MVNO Milestone

7th October 2020, York, UK. Leading Global Telecoms Provider Cellhire achieves mission-critical milestone with the first eSIM profiles being deployed during the development of its principal MVNO, utilising eSIM technology.

The implementation of eSIM technology versus the logistical constraints of physical SIM cards will future-proof its global distribution network and deliver over-the-air changes. The success of this achievement paves the way for a Q1 2021 market launch, where the company will deliver the next evolution of competitive domestic and roaming airtime products.

The project is 14 months in the making as Cellhire becomes a Full MVNO [Mobile Virtual Network Operator] in France, cementing a long-standing relationship that has delivered market-beating voice and data SIMs across Europe.

Cellhire Group Technology Director, Peter Whelerton, says, “Cellhire has built its own core network and has a French MNC [Mobile Network Code] and IMSI [International Mobile Subscriber Identity] range. The Full MVNO is the foundation for a forward-looking product range. Cellhire engineers have developed an innovative eSIM platform capable of delivering a bespoke combination of domestic, roaming and sponsored roaming IMSIs over-the-air to a customer’s SIM to deliver the most cost-effective solution.”

“It’s a product that provides cutting-edge delivery methods to leverage the power of Cellhire’s 30 plus years in the telecoms industry, MNO [Mobile Network Operator] relationship and global reach. Innovatively delivered over-the-air, it is environmentally friendly.”

Cellhire has carved out a niche providing SIMs capable of very large data volumes to business customers and for use in mobile broadband devices. As these devices modernise, using EUICC (Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) SIM chipsets capable of receiving an over-the-air profile, this project makes it possible to update customer needs remotely.

Cellhire Chief Executive Officer, Martyn Stevens, says, “The full package gives Cellhire total control over the commercial offerings, tariffing and real-time control. The latter is vitally important in an area where Cellhire already excel, that of Big Data IoT.”

“Traditionally IoT devices use tiny amounts of data but there are a growing number of IoT devices that require much larger bandwidth, with different control mechanisms, which is where Cellhire’s Atlas Billing and SIM Control platform come in,” he says, adding, “Fully featured and entirely backed by a customer-accessible API, the aim to extend even further the real-time control aspects as Cellhire will have total real-time visibility of all data and calls as it flows through its core network.”

The company will initially launch as an MVNO domestically in France with innovative data and voice solutions in early Q1 2021. This will be followed by an international launch with a multi-IMSI, eSIM configuration using roaming IMSIs in Q2 2021. To achieve maximum global network reach, Cellhire is dynamically working with its new and existing network partners to on-board additional MNOs globally.

About Cellhire

Cellhire is a leading Global Service Provider of mobile communications that offers an easy way for businesses to stay connected when travelling around the world.

Established in 1987, the Group has offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with network operators globally, Cellhire provides short and long-term mobile communication services to leading companies worldwide.

The Company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world.

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Cellhire franchit une étape importante dans le cadre de son projet MVNO.

7 octobre 2020, Paris, France. Cellhire, fournisseur mondial de télécommunications, franchit une étape cruciale en déployant ses premiers profils eSIM dans le cadre du développement de son MVNO, en utilisant la technologie eSIM.

La mise en œuvre de la technologie eSIM, par rapport aux contraintes logistiques des cartes SIM physiques, permettra à son réseau de distribution mondial d’être à l’épreuve du temps et de réaliser tous les changements en instantané. Le succès de cette étape ouvre la voie à un lancement sur le marché au premier trimestre 2021, date à laquelle l’entreprise présentera aussi ses évolutions de produits et de tarifs, toujours plus compétitifs, pour le marché local et l’itinérance.

Le projet est en cours de déploiement depuis 14 mois et Cellhire, en devenant un MVNO [opérateur de réseau mobile virtuel] complet en France, consolide ainsi une relation de longue date qui a permis d’offrir des services voix et internet supérieurs à ceux du marché, dans toute l’Europe.

Le Directeur Technologique du groupe Cellhire, Peter Whelerton, déclare : “Cellhire a construit son propre cœur réseau et dispose de son MNC français [Mobile Network Code] et de plusieurs IMSI [International Mobile Subscriber Identity]. Le Full MVNO est le point de départ d’une nouvelle gamme de produits tournés vers l’avenir. Les ingénieurs de Cellhire ont développé une plateforme eSIM innovante capable de fournir une combinaison sur mesure d’IMSI domestiques, de roaming et de roaming parrainé afin d’offrir la solution la plus rentable pour chacun de nos clients”.

“La eSIM est une prestation de pointe pour tirer parti de la puissance des 30 années d’expérience de Cellhire dans l’industrie des télécommunications, de sa relation avec les MNO [opérateurs de réseaux mobiles] et de son ambition internationale. Complètement dématérialisée, elle est également respectueuse de l’environnement”.

Cellhire s’est créé une niche en proposant des cartes SIM capables de traiter de très gros volumes de data pour les clients professionnels et pour une utilisation dans des appareils mobiles haut débit. Au fur et à mesure que ces appareils se modernisent, en utilisant des puces SIM EUICC (Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card) capables de recevoir un profil opérateur en direct, ce projet permet de répondre aux besoins des clients à distance.

Le Directeur Général du Groupe Cellhire, Martyn Stevens, déclare : “Le MVNO donne à Cellhire un contrôle total sur les offres commerciales, la tarification et les usages en temps réel. Ce dernier point est d’une importance vitale dans un domaine où Cellhire excelle déjà, celui des gros forfaits IOT”.

“Traditionnellement, les dispositifs IoT utilisent de minuscules quantités de données, mais il existe un nombre croissant de terminaux qui nécessitent une bande passante beaucoup plus large, avec différents mécanismes de contrôle, et c’est là qu’intervient la plateforme Atlas Billing et SIM Control de Cellhire”, dit-il, ajoutant : “Entièrement fonctionnelle et entièrement soutenue par une API accessible au client, l’objectif est d’étendre encore plus les aspects de contrôle en temps réel, car Cellhire aura une visibilité totale de toutes les données et appels qui transitent par son cœur de réseau”.

La société sera lancée en tant que MVNO sur le marché français dès le premier trimestre 2021, avec des solutions innovantes pour l’internet et les communications téléphoniques. Elle sera suivie d’un lancement international avec une configuration multi-IMSI et eSIM utilisant des IMSI en itinérance au cours du deuxième trimestre 2021. Afin d’atteindre une portée maximale, Cellhire travaille de manière dynamique avec ses partenaires mobiles internationaux,  nouveaux et existants, pour embarquer des MNO supplémentaires dans le monde entier.

À propos de Cellhire

Cellhire est l’un des principaux fournisseurs mondiaux de services de communications mobiles qui offre aux entreprises un moyen facile de rester connectées lorsqu’elles voyagent dans le monde entier.

Créé en 1987, le groupe possède des bureaux au Royaume-Uni, aux États-Unis, en France, en Allemagne et au Japon. En partenariat avec des opérateurs internationaux, Cellhire fournit des services de communication mobile en courte et en longue durée à des entreprises majeures dans le monde entier.

La société s’engage à fournir les plus hauts standards de service à la clientèle, ce qui est souligné par l’obtention continue de la norme ISO 9001:2015, la norme de qualité reconnue au niveau international. Cellhire est certifiée Investors in People (IIP) et a remporté le très convoité Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, grâce à son succès en tant que spécialiste de la fourniture de solutions de communication mobile pour des grands événements internationaux.

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Ready, Set, Go! Cellhire is ready for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games

Today, July 24th, is the date the Tokyo Olympics 2020 would have started – had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cellhire would have been there, with its Tokyo office and support channels, as a provider of thousands of high-speed mobile data connections, and low-cost calling, to athletes, journalists and broadcasters, spectators, sponsors, officials and VIPs.

AllTalk AppCellhire has huge experience in supplying and supporting such services to global, regional and national sports events. The company was geared up for the Tokyo Olympics with an expanded Tokyo office, online and offline support and a new Cellhire-trademarked product, AllTalk.

AllTalk is its new VoIP-based app for providing low cost calling during the Olympics and, thereafter, to businesses and the public sector in the UK and beyond.

International Olympic Committee [IOC] “fully committed”

In line with what the IOC hopes will happen next year, and with an eye on the control of the pandemic, Cellhire has resumed planning for the Olympics. To quote the BBC and other media this month, “Tokyo 2020: IOC ‘fully committed’ to rescheduled Olympics taking place in 2021”.

Japan-Skyline

When Tokyo 2020 happens, it will be during July and August next year, potentially with a pared down version, although that may change nearer the time. Some 600,000 spectators/tourists had been expected for Tokyo 2020.

Enabling live broadcasts and reports

Cellhire will be there to support those all-important mobile data connections and hardware, which enable live broadcasts to happen regardless of location.

For the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan Cellhire provided individuals and organisations with local Japanese SIM cards, thousands of data comms connections, smartphones, mobile hotspots, satellite devices and other value-added telecoms services.

Why choose Cellhire?

JP-StadiumHaving had a long-standing presence in Japan since 2005, Cellhire is experienced in providing first-class telecoms services in the Japanese market. With access to two local Japanese networks, Docomo and Softbank, and monitoring of the 5G roll out, Cellhire can ensure full country coverage on exclusive rates for attendees requiring bespoke voice and data packages.

As previously announced, Cellhire has relocated and upsized its central Tokyo offices to better accommodate its customers during the event. The utilisation of the new, bigger office premises will allow for optimised on-ground support and next day delivery, providing excellent customer service and support during the event.

Support

JP-SupportFor the Olympics next year Cellhire will be providing in-country support with a technical support team available 24/7. SIM and device requirements will be delivered in advance of the event, and customers will be able to make use of services such as address book programming to ensure they are action-ready upon arrival in Japan.

Cellhire is ready for the Tokyo Olympic Games to happen safely next year and is looking forward to supporting its loyal customers at the event. Are you prepared?

To discuss your mobile voice and data requirements for Japan, and to view the complete event offer, please contact your local Cellhire office.

Cellhire UK
t: +44 (0)1904 610610
e: ukevents@cellhire.com

Cellhire USA
t: +1 214 355 5200
e: usevents@cellhire.com

Cellhire France
t: +33 (0) 1 41 43 79 40
e: frevents@cellhire.com

Cellhire Germany
t: +49 (0) 7621 94 05 48 0
e: deevents@cellhire.com

Cellhire Japan
t: +81 (0) 3 6206 3319
e: jpevents@cellhire.com

 

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Double success for local global telecom specialist Cellhire at York Business Week 2019.

York based global telecommunications provider Cellhire, has once again been named in York’s Top 100 Businesses, and additionally, has been recognised with the Global Reach Award this year for its international success.

On receiving the Global Reach Award and being listed in York’s Top 100 Businesses, Cellhire Group Chief Executive Officer, Martyn Stevens said “It’s a great honour to be recognised by our founding city, York, for not only our Global Reach, but also as a Top 100 Business. Although we are a global company, we thrive on the success of local enterprise. York has provided a fantastic backdrop for much of our international success.”

York Top 100 2019 - Global Reach Award - Cellhire

“Our success globally is reinforced by our revenues, with over 40% originating from outside the UK.”

“It was exciting for us to take part in many other events during York Business Week, including attending the Business Conference at York Racecourse where representatives met with key partners and business leaders.”

With offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan, the Company holds over 50 direct mobile partnerships with network operators globally, allowing access to global networks to provide local, short and long-term mobile communications.

Experts in the field, Cellhire has provided mobile connectivity to leading companies worldwide including media associations such as beIN SPORTS, Fox, NBC, TF1, BBC and ITV. The company also has a number of long-standing white label partnerships with MNOs including Orange France, Verizon USA, O2 Telefónica UK and BT, where it is trusted to operate services under the network’s brand.

With its large availability of networks, Cellhire operates a reseller model, providing global network coverage to many other telecom companies, the biggest markets being the UK, and Japan where Cellhire has been operating for almost 15 years.

As a B2C channel, Cellhire operates a highly successful and scalable distribution model, under its dataroam brand, through the Fulfilment by Amazon Network, leveraging the global footprint of Amazon’s warehouses.

Anticipating future success, the Company has plans to set up a base in Qatar, using the 2022 World Cup to “springboard” its expansion plans into the Middle East.

About Cellhire

Cellhire, a leading Global Service Provider of mobile communications, offers an easy way for businesses to stay connected when travelling around the world.

Established in 1987, the Group has offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany and Japan. Partnering with network operators globally, Cellhire provides short and long-term mobile communication services to leading companies worldwide.

The Company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

England and Wales, 30th May – 14th July 2019

The quadrennial flagship event for international cricket is said to be one of the world’s most viewed sporting events. This year sees the competition return to England and Wales for the first time in 20 years, with host country England battling it out on day 1 against South Africa at The Oval, London.

Cricket World Cup Trophy
Cricket World Cup Trophy

The current reigning champions Australia, are the most successful team so far, winning 5 of the 11 tournaments since the format began in 1975.

On 29th May 2019, The ICC Cricket World Cup will open in style with the Opening Party. Held in Central London in front of Buckingham Palace on The Mall, music and culture will be broadcast globally to celebrate cricket. Keeping the live entertainment a total surprise, the ICC promises famous faces and a night to remember, that cricket and non-cricket fans will enjoy.

Cellhire will be expertly connecting media, teams and fans alike, with super-fast mobile data speeds, thanks to its partnerships with all of the UK’s leading mobile networks. It’s not too late to secure your connectivity, talk to an expert today.

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CONMEBOL Copa América 2019

Brazil, 14th June – 7th July 2019

Taking place in the largest country in South America, Brazil; 2019 will be the 46th tournament of the Copa América.

Since 1993, the 12 team line up has been be made up of 10 South American teams and two guest teams; this year Japan and Qatar have been invited to join, due to close links with the Asian Football Confederation.

This is Qatar’s debut appearance, becoming the first Arab nation to play in the tournament and will give the country exposure to a higher standard of football ahead of the 2022 World Cup to be hosted in Qatar.

Japan, having last played in 1999, will be making their second appearance and will be sending a full-strength, senior squad, after originally considering playing an under-23 team, in preparation of Tokyo 2020. Sending their best will strengthen the team on foreign soil and will put them in good stead for the Summer Olympics.

It goes without saying, Cellhire will be providing many local and international media, sponsors and teams with mobile connectivity for the duration of the tournament. If you’re yet to secure your connectivity, or are looking for a contingency solutions, speak to the Cellhire Events Team today.

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2020 Summer Olympics

Tokyo, Japan, 24th July to 9th August 2020

Tokyo is no stranger to the Summer Olympics, having previously hosted the Games in 1964. As the first Olympics held in Asia, the 1964 Games welcomed 163 events in 19 sports, in 25 different disciplines, and saw Japan come third in the medal total behind the United States and the Soviet Union.

Roll forward 56 years, and the seasoned hosts will be marking the return of the Summer Olympics, now featuring 339 events in 33 sports and 50 disciplines, becoming the only Asian city to host the Olympics twice.

Whilst still a host city candidate, Japan intensified its bid by lighting up its infamous Tokyo Tower, demonstrating the Nation’s love of colour and light, with the colours of the Olympic Rings and the numbers ‘2020’, and has since lit up numerous other towers around the city to celebrate key milestones in the countdown to the Games.

Tokyo Tower

Bidding for the 29th edition of the Games saw Japan beat candidate cities Istanbul and Madrid, as well as applicant cities Baku and Doha to the finish line; winning with 60 votes to 36, and only after a head-to-head with Istanbul.

Country upgrade

With 400 billion Japanese yen ($3.67bn) set aside to cover the cost of hosting the Games, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is funding huge construction and infrastructure projects right across the city. Renovations to existing stadia as well as brand new venues are being added to the line-up. What once was the Olympic Stadium, where the opening and closing ceremonies would be held, has been knocked down and is being rebuilt at the cost of 155 billion yen ($1.23bn) and branded as the ‘National Stadium’. The Tokyo Aquatics Centre is also being built and is said to demonstrate impressive architecture and innovative engineering, due to be complete by February 2020.

It’s not just the venues that are getting a spruce up, the Japanese rail-ways will be getting upgraded and local heritage sites that are expected to attract thousands of tourists over the duration of the Games are getting renovated.

Technology

Digital technologies including robotics and ticketless entry into events, namely, the very latest facial recognition, are already exciting the technology geeks and terrifying the privacy advocates amongst us. Cutting-edge robots will provide assistant to spectators, including carrying food and drink, providing event information and guiding people to their seats, in another Olympic first. While self-driving taxis will be making a debut appearance transporting athletes and tourists around the city and between venues.

Support Robot

Tokyo 2020’s organising committee is committed to actively involving local communities in the preparations of Tokyo 2020 Games, the medals project is no acceptation. Precious metals such as gold, silver and bronze are being recovered and recycled from discarded e-waste such as mobile phones, old tablets, laptops and gadgets, and are being forged into Olympic Medals as a statement of the Games sustainability.

On March 19th 2019, the torch and torch relay logo were unveiled. The torch and its emblem will feature strongly in the build-up to the event throughout Japan, and bears the motif of a cherry blossom, Japan’s best-loved and most familiar flower. Using the same aluminium extrusion technology as used in the manufacturing process of the famous Japan bullet trains, the Torch is constructed from aluminium waste from temporary housing built in the aftermath of Fukushima Earthquake.

Cellhire is going for gold

With just over a year to go until Tokyo 2020 begins, and plenty of recce travel already taking place, Cellhire advises journalists, athletes and fans to plan ahead and save on mobile data costs when in Japan by ordering prior to travel.

With offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, attendees, including TV and radio broadcasters, from all over the world can receive SIM cards, smartphones, mobile hotspots and other value-added telecoms and services ahead of time. The Japan office is also on hand, post departure, with local, on-ground support, next day delivery in parts of Japan and online support, which will guarantee excellent customer response times and help minimise potential “bill-shock”.

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Cellhire makes charitable donation to Unicef

Global mobile communications provider Cellhire, has made a charitable donation to Unicef.

Rather than sending Christmas cards and corporate gifts to customers, Cellhire made the decision to contribute £2019 to support Unicef’s relief efforts in Yemen, to help keep children safe.

More than three years of fighting has pushed Yemen to the brink of collapse. The children there are currently caught up in one of the world’s most complex and destructive humanitarian crises and are paying a heavy price. Currently, 8 out of 10 children require emergency aid. No place in Yemen is safe for children.

Unicef is on the ground working around the clock to protect children in Yemen. Since the start of the crisis, they have helped to reach more than 4 million children with over 3,000 tonnes of life-saving supplies, including life-saving therapeutic food, safe drinking water and health care supplies.

Why Unicef?

Established in 1946, Unicef has been protecting and promoting children’s rights for 70 years.

Unicef is the leading organisation working for children. They ensure more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation, and have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else.

Yemen is facing a major humanitarian crisis. Right now, 11.3 million children in Yemen are in danger. A devastating conflict has left children and families in urgent need of food, water and medical supplies. A donation to Unicef can help keep a child safe.

To read more about Unicef’s aid work for children in danger, please go to www.unicef.org.uk

Donations 

Individuals can make donations online – https://www.unicef.org.uk/donate/yemen/

About Cellhire

Cellhire, a leading Global Service Provider of mobile communications, offers an easy way for businesses to stay connected when travelling around the world.

Established in 1987, the Group has offices in the UK, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Partnering with network operators globally, Cellhire provides short and long term mobile communication services to leading companies worldwide.

The Company is committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service which is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire is Investors in People (IIP) certified and won the highly coveted Queen’s Award for International Enterprise, as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of mobile communication solutions for events around the world.

For more information, see www.cellhire.info

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Telecommunications Specialist Cellhire Qualifies for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finals in Russia

July 9th 2018. York, UK. Global telecommunications provider Cellhire is excited to be providing mobile connectivity to semi-finalists England, France and Belgium at the Russia 2018 semi-finals this week (July 10th and July 11th), and wishes them all luck.

Cellhire has already provided thousands of 4G voice/video and data connections to many of the World Cup teams and their support staff, global media organisations and attendees at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Teams and attendees have benefitted from secure, high-speed data connections and reliable, low cost calls provided by Cellhire.

TV and radio broadcasters, along with print and online newspapers, are utilising Cellhire’s SIM cards, smartphones, MiFi devices (portable, highly secure wireless routers) and other value-added telecoms and services.

The company will provide the same service to whichever of England, France or Belgium reach the World Cup Final, as well as to media organisations and attendees at the event. Cellhire will do likewise for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. Cellhire has a long-established presence in Japan and is already working on plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“We’re really honoured and excited to be supporting the best football teams and media organisations in the world. The volume of data that customers have used at the event so far has been astronomical and is expected to peak at around 50 terabytes usage during the final,” says Cellhire CEO Martyn Stevens. “We have an excellent track record in the sports and entertainment fields for providing data connections and telecom solutions through the close relationship we have with network providers around the world.

“In total, we have provided many tens of thousands of connections at major events, allowing the media to have fast, reliable and secure voice, video and data communications links to their audiences” Stevens adds.

About Cellhire

Founded in York in 1987, Cellhire is a specialist global service provider. The company’s success is built on providing the very best wireless solutions available anywhere and the company prides itself on being easy to do business with. Cellhire is a leading supplier to organisers, businesses and attendees during events such as the Olympics, Paralympics and Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cups, UEFA Euro Finals, the Tour de France, Wimbledon and Cannes Film Festival.

In 2005 Cellhire won the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise as a result of its success as a specialist in the delivery of communications solutions for events around the world. The company’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of customer service is underlined by its continued attainment of ISO 9001:2015, the internationally recognised quality standard. Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in more than 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global. More at cellhire.info.

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What is 5G, how can it be used and why do you need it?

5G to those inexperienced in the technology field refers to fifth generation mobile networks and is essentially a development upon the previous mobile network generation. With that in mind and many new features and benefits promised with the introduction of 5G, it is no surprise that the launch is eagerly anticipated! Therefore this blogpost has been carefully designed to provide you with essential details surrounding 5G, ranging from its release date to how it could benefit you.

When will 5G become available?

The 5G networks are already in the testing phase of their development and it is expected that the earliest 5G ready smartphones could enter the market later in 2018, with 5G becoming more widespread in spring 2019. With that said it could be just 9 months before 5G becomes readily available for you (too long to wait, we know!).  The US as a nation is lucky enough to be one of the opening beneficiaries of 5G, alongside other countries such as China, Japan and South Korea- hopefully that makes the long and anxious wait for 5G that little bit easier!

What speeds will 5G offer its users?

Consumers lucky enough to access 5G in the near future will be able to take advantage of significantly increased speeds than those offered by the predecessor 4G. Users currently operating a device equipped with 4G connections can benefit from theoretical network speeds of up to 300Mbps on an advanced 4G LTE Network (is it really that slow?), whereas 5G will provide smartphone users with download speeds potentially over 100 times as fast (we are being serious, I promise!). Such speedy connections will facilitate the connection of multiple Internet of Things solutions such as Smart Receptions and Buildings. For those enjoying leisure and free time, the transition to the 5G Network will also be beneficial for streaming video content- almost eliminating the inconvenient stresses of buffering and lag time.

Broadband Solutions

Tired of unreliable broadband or WiFi connections in your home? Are you forever waiting for files to download or emails to send? You could be in luck, 5G is sure to form a welcome addition into your life! The introduction of 5G into the market is being heavily tipped as an eventual replacement service for your current home internet service- could this be the answer to all your internet speed problems? The honest answer is yes, but you could have to wait a while longer (quite a while longer!) with progress on this development very much in the trial stage, although both AT&T and Verizon having invested heavily into this.

What can 5G achieve?

It is suspected 5G will be pivotal to achieving a wide range of technological enhancements, with uses ranging from practicalities to leisure activities. One leisure activity in particular where 5G can be used to improve the overall user experience is that of Virtual Reality or VR for short. Virtual Reality is a concept that has been developing continually for a number of years, however it is alleged that with the introduction of a 5G network, users of VR will be able to benefit from access to live chats in real worlds- indicating further advancements in VR. On a level of practicality, 5G can be used to enhance the functionality of self-driving cars. Once launched 5G is suspected to speed up the development of self-driving cars, with each vehicle being equipped with sensors- facilitating communication with other vehicles and also the ability to track location. With that said 5G provides the perfect opportunity to avoid that awkward conversation with a taxi driver!

Alter your Data Plan!

Whilst it is apparent 5G will bring a wide range of advantages to those fortunate enough to access it, it will be a heavy form of data consumption (don’t say we didn’t warn you!). It is foreseen that the benefits associated with 5G will mean that the fifth generation of mobile networks will be nothing short of a data guzzler! People who regularly use up or exceed their current data plan, would consume their entire month’s data allowance in under a week, should they use 5G to the same extent and with the same sized data bundle- you have been warned!  5G is incoming, it’s time to start saving!

Upgrade your Phone!

In order to have access to a 5G connection, you will be required to upgrade to a device that is capable of supporting 5G. It is heavily anticipated that most devices launched and available for sale/rental from 2019 will be compatible with 5G, therefore by the time 5G becomes widespread, identifying a device capable of supporting 5G will be straightforward. Whilst having to upgrade to a new device may involve higher financial implications, the benefits of using 5G will definitely make your investment worthwhile- just think of those download speeds!