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and has also made the UK’s first live

deploying 5G,” he says. “It’s exciting

holographic mobile call using 5G.

because it lets the UK economy be

The opportunities provided by a

early shapers and users of 5G

fifth-generation network are endless:

technology.” Citing Manchester’s

consumers will be able to download a

Media City as a pertinent example,

document in seconds or stream a 4K

Petty highlights how British firms are

movie without buffering but perhaps,

really starting to “look and experiment

most interestingly, we’re likely to see a

with the use cases around 5G.”

leap forward in other cutting-edge

“Hopefully the UK will use that early

innovations like augmented reality

adopter opportunity to create new

(AR) and IoT. With the UK leading the

products and services that go to

charge with 5G, Petty believes it marks

market early in the UK and which

a momentous step for the country.

create new market opportunities in

“The UK is at the leading edge of

other geographies,” he adds. w w w.gi ga bi t ma ga z in e. com

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Gigabit Magazine – May 2019  

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