30-01-2019 02:26 PM
Will the new EE masts being roled out be able to be upgraded from the 4G to 5G? and is so whne and how wuold this happen?
30-01-2019 03:27 PM
If you don't get an official answer (I would be surprised if you do) you might find the following interesting...
30-01-2019 03:32 PM
Thanks for that great link you provided for us here! 😊👍
30-01-2019 04:58 PM
We are always looking to future-proof our technology to make sure it will always provide the best service.
4G is the main base of our network and will remain to be for years to come.
Any updates with 5G will be relayed on the community at the time.
30-01-2019 05:06 PM
Great advice as usual! 😊👍
I was told that 4G will be around for some 15 - 20 years, but 5G will need 4G for back-up!
Can you confirm this please!
30-01-2019 05:08 PM
Thanks @Profile closed 🙂
I'm not sure on the exact timescales, but 4G will definitely be around for a long time!
30-01-2019 05:12 PM
Thank you! 😊👍
Look's like 4G will be around for many years to come! That answers my question perfectly!
31-01-2019 09:21 AM
Current demo 5G trials in the UK have been Non Standalone, which use 4G as an 'anchor' for the 5G.
ESN sites, the rural ones in particular, are Nokia. The 5G path on these sites isn't as clear as for Huawei sites found in more urban environments.
31-01-2019 09:32 AM
As long as I can continue enjoying 4G, before jumping on the 5G bandwagon, i'm well happy with thing's like they currently are! 😊
31-01-2019 12:08 PM - last edited on 31-01-2019 12:39 PM by DanielPA
The new masts being proposed on the isle of eigg where i live will be brand new and is EE's at present on 4G for emergency services so these mast can be upgraded to 5G?
31-01-2019 02:42 PM
31-01-2019 02:57 PM
Thanks for the reply
i am not concerned wth when 5G is roll out but if these new masts CAN be upgraded?
31-01-2019 03:02 PM
Strictly speaking, any mast could be upgraded to 5G. Just varying amounts of complexity in doing so...