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Tech & Science Telecoms giant EE launches Britain's first 5G services

09:11  31 may  2019
09:11  31 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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EE , which is a division of British telecoms giant BT, has launched 5 G in six major cities comprising Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and LONDON - British mobile phone operator EE on Thursday became the first in the country to launch a high-speed 5 G service , but without

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Telecoms giant EE launches Britain's first 5G services© Josep LAGO / AFP Telecoms giant EE launches Britain's first 5G services

British mobile phone operator EE on Thursday became the first in the country to launch a high-speed 5G service, but without smartphones from controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei.

EE, which is a division of British telecoms giant BT, has launched 5G in six major cities comprising Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester -- and more hubs will follow.

"From today, the UK will be able to discover 5G for the first time thanks to EE," it announced in a statement, after an official launch featuring a performance from chart-topping grime act Stormzy on a boat on London's River Thames.

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Britain ' s first 5 G phone network went live on Thursday, but customers won't be able to buy a Huawei 5 G phone AFP/File. EE , which is a division of British telecoms giant BT, has launched 5 G in six major cities comprising Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester -- and more

READ: British telecoms giant EE says to launch 5 G without Huawei. Rival British mobile phone giant Vodafone will launch its own 5 G services on July 3 in seven UK cities -- but it has also paused the sale of the Huawei Mate 20 X 5 G smartphone. Huawei faces pushback in some Western markets

Next-generation 5G mobile networks offer almost instantaneous data transfer that will become the nervous system of Europe's economy in strategic sectors like energy, transport, banking and health care.

EE had announced last week that it would make its 5G network available to the public -- but would not sell Huawei's first 5G phone, the Mate 20 X 5G.

However, the Chinese company still provides 5G network infrastructure equipment to EE.

"We are very pleased to be one of the partners supporting EE with a new era of faster and more reliable mobile connectivity over 5G in the UK," a Huawei spokesperson told AFP on Thursday.

Rival British mobile phone giant Vodafone will launch its own 5G services on July 3 in seven UK cities -- but it has also paused the sale of the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone.

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British mobile phone operator EE on Thursday became the first in the country to launch a high-speed 5 G service , but without smartphones from controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei. EE , which is a division of British telecoms giant BT, has launched 5 G in six major cities comprising Belfast

British mobile phone operator EE on Thursday became the first in the country to launch a high-speed 5 G network, but without smartphones from controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei. EE , which is a division of British telecoms giant BT, has launched 5 G in six major cities comprising Belfast

Vodafone does not use Huawei in its core UK network but uses a mixture of Ericsson and Huawei technology in its radio access network or masts, according to a company spokesman. He added that there are "multiple" layers of security between the masts and the core network.

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Telecoms giant EE launches Britain's first 5G services

Huawei faces pushback in some Western markets over fears that Beijing could spy on communications and gain access to critical infrastructure if allowed to develop foreign 5G networks.

The Chinese company flatly denies what it describes as "unsubstantiated claims" about being a security threat.

US internet titan Google has meanwhile started to cut ties between its Android operating system and Huawei, a move that affects hundreds of millions of smartphone users, after the US government announced what amounts to a ban on selling or transferring technology to the company.

Earlier this week, Huawei asked a US court to throw out US legislation that bars federal agencies from buying its products.

The US moves against Huawei come as the Washington and Beijing are embroiled in a wider trade war.

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