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Tricky Trevor 18-11-2020 15:37

Any news on 5G
 
Just wondering if anybody has heard any news of when 5G will come to Virgin. I'm guessing they will wait until after next summer when their merge with O2 has settled down as I can't see them launching 5G with EE and then having to swap over to O2.

My Samsung Galaxy S8+ came out of contract this week so I might as well hang fire until I know whats happening. Ive been looking at the range of 5G ready phones on Virgin mobile so there's no hurry.

It took them long enough to get 4G so I imagine it will be another case of 'coming soon' and probably being the last carrier to get 5G.

Chris 18-11-2020 16:21

Re: Any news on 5G
 
As the physical network operators are barely getting going with it themselves, I can't see them being in a hurry to be undercut by VNOs like Virgin.

BenMcr 18-11-2020 19:29

Re: Any news on 5G
 
https://www.virginmedia.com/corporat...ew-mobile-deal

Quote:

Virgin Media’s current MVNO agreement with BT Enterprise, which has been in place since January 2017, will come to an end in late 2021, at which point Virgin Media’s mobile offering will transition to Vodafone. Virgin Mobile 5G services are set to launch on the Vodafone network before the transition takes place.

sollp 18-11-2020 20:34

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BenMcr (Post 36058721)

Interesting, not heard or seen anything internally

Paul 18-11-2020 20:45

Re: Any news on 5G
 
I though 5G was on Hold as it caused people to catch a virus ... :erm:

Mr K 18-11-2020 21:02

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Just upgraded to 4G (ASDA mobile is cool and very cheap ;) ) Seems fast enough to me. Who really needs to download HD movies to a phone? 4G seems fast enough to me.

Tricky Trevor 19-11-2020 10:52

Re: Any news on 5G
 
But the Virgin partnership with O2 which was given the go ahead in the summer was said to be to compete against BT.

Now I'm starting to get confused. So it now sounds like it will be a Virgin/Vodaphone/O2 partnership.

BenMcr 19-11-2020 11:41

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Virgin Mobile will be moving to the Vodafone radio network first. That agreement was signed before the JV was announced. That's the agreement that then allows for the launch of 5G as mentioned in Press Release.

Once the JV completes then that new entity will decide about what then happens for current Virgin Mobile customers and if / when a further radio network change is done.

Tricky Trevor 19-11-2020 14:20

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Ok,many thanks for enlightening me Ben. Much appreciated.

Dude111 20-11-2020 02:30

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Originally Posted by Paul
I though 5G was on Hold as it caused people to catch a virus ... :erm:

Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz

Chris 20-11-2020 08:41

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 36058938)
Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz

Stop trying to hump the transmitters. Problem solved.

weesteev 25-11-2020 11:26

Re: Any news on 5G
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 36058938)
Regardless -- 5G is not safe..... Especially the upper tier - 24-39Ghz

Pardon? Any evidence of this claim? As someone who is actively working on 5G innovation and technology, I can 100% confirm you are talking nonsense :)

Chris 25-11-2020 12:27

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Quote:

Originally Posted by weesteev (Post 36059617)
Pardon? Any evidence of this claim? As someone who is actively working on 5G innovation and technology, I can 100% confirm you are talking nonsense :)

But he watched something on YouTube so hes obviously done his research and is very well informed ;)

weesteev 25-11-2020 17:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris (Post 36059623)
But he watched something on YouTube so hes obviously done his research and is very well informed ;)

You are probably right, that's what's scary. People are experts on topics they watch on YouTube these days :erm:

Pierre 25-01-2021 11:45

Re: Any news on 5G
 
https://www.virginmedia.com/mobile/5g


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