O2 launches 5G phone coverage

O2 has switched on its 5G network, the last of the UK’s mobile operators to do so. The network will initially be available in five cities for O2 customers – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds and London – followed by a further 20 towns and cities before the end of the year. 

Slough, the town where O2 is headquartered, will be the first non-city to benefit from its 5G. The focus will be on places where customers and businesses need 5G most, like busy transport hubs and business areas.

Vodafone and EE have already launched their 5G networks and last week BT Mobile also went live with its 5G service, piggy-backing off EE’s network which it owns. Three has launched a limited service in London, targeting homes. While 5G is currently available in dozens of cities in the UK, coverage remains limited for the time being.

In order to reap the benefits of 5G – faster speed, reliability and instant connection – customers must have a 5G enabled mobile phone. Purchase Direct’s telecoms team can be contacted on 01707 299 100 for any questions you may have regarding 5G-enabled devices and suitable business tariffs.