4 Reasons on Why UK Needs To Grow Coverage to Win The 5G Race

Win The 5G Race, Technology has improved a lot, and we have many different gadgets that make life easier. First, we had a wired camera which was challenging to install at home. Still, a wireless wifi hidden camera that is easy to install and assures you complete security.

Eighty-five years after Guglielmo Marconi sent the first wireless signal across. The Atlantic in what is now recognized as one of the most incredible feats of radio engineering in history. Britain will switch on its 5G mobile this week’s network in London.

The ultra-fast 5G connection promises to connect people. Machines never like before will be available at transport for London’s underground train stations and around The O2 arena.

That means. We will soon be able to stream live video footage from the camera attached to the body while zipping through a busy station. Or that we can download an entire movie in seconds rather than minutes over my phone (tempting). And it also means that if you are curious about what’s going on around you all you will have to do is search. The internet as everything from your heart rate to your exercise routine will be available for public viewing.

But 5G technology – and even the very idea of a “smart city” – also brings with it some serious security challenges. If not appropriately addressed now could hamper Britain’s aim to win a £572m contract to provide next-generation mobile across Europe. That’s why I don’t think it’s too much of an exaggeration to say that if we don’t get our act together now. This small island won’t have the infrastructure needed to keep up with everyone else.

Here are four reasons why the U.K. needs to focus more on 5G coverage if we want to win the 5Grace.

#1. More people than ever use smartphones and mobile devices 

According to Ofcom, in 2017, more than 80% of adults (aged 16 and over) used a mobile phone. And 55% were smartphone users. And we are downloading more data than we ever have done before: In 2016. For example, we consumed an average of 7 G.B. Per month compared with just 150MB five years earlier.

It is clear that our needs around data will continue to grow as time passes which mean whatever infrastructure is currently in place will need replacing sooner rather than later. And when you consider how far smartphones and wireless technology have come in such a short time. It is clear that the infrastructure we currently have in place needs to be robust enough to deal with anything thrown at it.

#2. 5G will help create so-called ” smart cities .” 

This means everything from street lights to our access routes is connected. Monitored via sensors embedded into key locations around town. It means that even more data will be transferred across networks. This means data speeds need to increase further alongside improved bandwidth.

 #3. U.K.’s race against other countries for 5G supremacy

 It’s no secret that the U.K is already being outpaced by some of its. European counterparts when rolling out 4G mobile coverage – something that stands to make us less competitive on the global stage. And while some believe 5G will be slightly less important than its predecessor. I think this is an incredibly short-sighted view. For one thing, I.T expertise for 4G is already far more advanced in many other countries. In contrast, 5G offers us an opportunity to consolidate our position as world leaders in digital technology Which could then help boost our broader economy. Beyond that, it’s worth noting that regardless of whether you can get your hands on 5G or not, having access to super-fast speeds is still very much a desirable goal.

#4. There needs to be total transparency

It is about what can and cannot be done with any new infrastructure.  To give just one example: It’s nearly a year now since we learned how listening devices had been found near the hotel room of certain U.Sdignitaries during a G20 summit in Germany. That’s just one example of what could happen if anything was to go wrong with future 5G infrastructure.

For instance, there have been suggestions that hackers could use the innovative technology installed in our cities as an entry point for gaining access to other networks, which means it is important to know what can. It cannot be exploited by anyone who might want to do so. Then, it won’t be possible for competitors from outside the U.K. – or even from within – to understand this country’s requirements fully, so communicating those requirements more clearly would be a huge step toward keeping everyone on an even playing field.


In conclusion, we think it goes without saying that if we are going to stay relevant at a global level over the coming years. The U.K. will need to up its coverage initiatives around 5G if we are to stand any chance of outdoing our rivals.