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O2 switches on 5G hotspots in Lisburn

O2 switched on its 5G hotspots in Lisburn on November 29

MOBILE operator O2 has turned on the first of its 5G hotspots in Lisburn as part of its roll-out of the service across the north.

Lisburn is one of 20 locations around the UK to receive the high speed network by the end of this year. O2 said it is targeting to roll-out the service to 50 locations by next summer.

Users will need a 5G enabled device and a supporting tariff to access it.

O2, Which is owned by Telefónica, said the new 5G networks will supplement rather than replace its 4G network.

Brendan O'Reilly, chief technology officer at Telefónica UK, said: “We were incredibly proud to switch on our 5G network in October, and are excited to now be continuing our 5G rollout in Lisburn.

“Our range of tariffs make it easy and fair for customers to access 5G, with flexible plans that cost no more than 4G. I believe 5G is going to revolutionise the way people and businesses use mobile connectivity, unlocking huge possibilities for our economy and society.

“We're excited about getting it into the hands of our customers in Lisburn, and continuing to work with our partners to help shape the future of 5G for the next generation.”

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