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O2 to offer 5G in Bournemouth this year


The UK’s second-biggest mobile phone operator O2 has said it will bring 5G to Bournemouth this year.

The company had already announced a partnership to share masts with Vodafone, which plans to include Bournemouth in the second phase of its own 5G rollout, starting later this year.

O2 said it would launch its 5G network in October, prioritising areas where customers would benefit most.

Bournemouth is among 20 towns and cities to join the network this year, while Southampton will be among another 30 to have 5G by the summer of 2020.

O2 said it was prioritising key business areas and entertainment and sports venues. Customers on O2’s custom plans will be able to upgrade to a 5G handset when they choose.

Samsung’s 5G-ready Galaxy S10 phone will be available from August 8, with the Xiaomi Mix 3 coming later that month.


Story Courtesy Bournemouth Daily Echo