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Work set to get underway on Jersey 5G network in 2019

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Work is set to get underway on installing Jersey's 5G network next year.

There are plans for it to be up and running by 2021, while widespread coverage is not expected in the UK until 2022 or later.

One of the main benefits delivered by 5G is a much quicker download speed than a top end 4G network, allowing the downloads of 3D video and Ultra HD.

It will also reduce the delay in connection and could prove vital for the development of technology such as self-driving cars, allowing the island to become a testing site for new devices.

There have also been talks of 5G being introduced in Guernsey by telecoms company Sure.