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Vodafone has launched 5G SA (Standalone) trials in London, Manchester, and Cardiff in its largest test of the technology yet. The commercial launch has allowed the carrier to experiment with new ways to commercialise its network, including network slicing – where a portion of network is dedicated to a specific customer for …

  1. Insert sadsack pun here

    This is good news for mobile workers and those with poor broadband connections. I imagine the signal strength and reliability will only improve the more people are vaccinated too.

    1. Dante Alighieri
      FAIL

      Coverage

      That pre-supposes there is any mobile connectivity at all at someone's house.

      There are still plenty of 3g not-spots and with 5g having even less range/coverage having 5gSA solves little in these circumstances.

      Thanks goodness for wet string and tin cans, cheers BT!

  2. MrMerrymaker Silver badge
    Devil

    Good news, but..

    Shame it's Vodafone!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      @"Shame it's Vodafone!"

      Make that "who cares it is Vodaphone!"

      I for one will never allow them to take my money without providing a service again, IMHO rob dogs to avoid at all costs

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: @"Shame it's Vodafone!"

        Every time someone spells Vodafone with a ph a marketing executive dies a little inside.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: @"Shame it's Vodafone!"

        VodaFone or VodaPHone? :-)

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    >> improve the more people are vaccinated

    Is there a vaccine for social media conspiracy nutters and their gullible patrons?

    We need a lot of those vaccines around my parts.. here the grandmas think 5G kills bees and causes EMF "nightmares".

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I read that as 5G killer bees for some reason. No doubt in an upcoming episode of Midsomer.

  4. Captain Hogwash
    Coat

    EMF "nightmares"?

    Unbelievable!

    1. Dante Alighieri
      Terminator

      Schubert Dip

      I Believe you will face the Stigma of that for life

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