Yesterday, the UK launched its first 5G commercial network service for consumers in six cities. Thus, after South Korea and the United States, the United Kingdom became the third country in the world to achieve 5G commercial use. EE, the UK’s leading mobile operator, launched a new generation of 5G network services in specific regions which includes London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, and Manchester. Today, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) used the 5G network to do live broadcasts in a morning program. This is the first time the UK used 5G signals for live TV. The signal was provided by the EE but it was Huawei’s equipment that made the broadcast possible.
Before the live broadcast, the show host shared behind-the-scenes footage on social media. In the video, he walked to the front of Huawei’s equipment on the OB van. He said that the Huawei device in the van is a very critical device, that has made BBC the first to successfully complete a live broadcast over 5G.
Before the live broadcast, there was enormous free-flowing traffic and it had to be postponed for 15 minutes. After the United States government included Huawei in its entity list, the future of the company has been a topic of debate. While many believe that Huawei will be going under soon if it does not strike a deal with the US, it appears that the company has much more than smartphones to offer.