back to article BT, Ericsson square up to Arqiva, Samsung over 5G arms race

Hot on the heels of Arqiva revealing plans for a 5G trial with Samsung this morning, Ericsson and BT have also announced a partnership to develop 5G projects. Mobile phone and broadcasting towers biz Arqiva is best known for infrastructure broadcasting. Simon Beresford-Wylie, Arqiva chief exec, said the business has been " …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Patchy 4G ?

    "However, critics have said the move toward 5G is over-hyped, suggesting that the UK would be better served by addressing patchy 4G coverage instead."

    And b0110cks to those areas still waiting for 2G and 3G coverage, a spokesman added.


    1. Dan 55 Silver badge

      Re: Patchy 4G ?

      That's because telecos stopped rolling out the current generation and concentrated on the next big thing. If telecos drop everything and chase 5G this will be more of the same.

  2. Lee D Silver badge

    "Along with university research partner King's College London, Ericsson and BT announced a multi-year collaboration agreement on 5G testing and development this morning."

    Well - that's that project dead in the water if KCL are the ones doing the backups of the research data...

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