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BT and Vodafone duel for 5G first mover advantage in the UK

In the UK, the first mover advantage in 5G goes to BT’s EE mobile unit and to Vodafone, though the other two MNOs will follow close behind. Vodafone said last week that it would go live on July 3 in selected areas of seven cities, with 12 more to come by year end. EE followed up with its own date, stealing a march on its rival by saying it would turn on commercial services in six cities on May 30, with 10 more to follow later in 2019. Telefónica O2 and Hutchison Three have both pledged to launch their first services in the second half of this year. However, as in many European countries, there is likely to be a…

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