Fights over lampposts could delay 5G rollout in the U.K. by two years


In the U.K., 5G transmitters must be placed on a group of structures that are taller than a double-decker bus. According to The Guardian, this has turned lampposts into hot properties in the region because they are lined up close to each other and are tall enough to provide a clear line of sight for 5G signals. But some cities, local governments, and landlords are refusing to give all carriers in the U.K. access to these structures. As a result, it will take two extra years for the next generation of wireless connectivity to fully launch in the market. That’s how long it is expected to take …

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