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How 5G Will Improve Your Betting App Experience

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Regular betting app users will know how painful it is when your option to cash out suddenly disappears at the worst time. This happens all of the time throughout sports fixtures as the bookies recalculate the odds but sometimes a bad signal can be the barrier from getting your hands on a windfall before the opportunity passes by.

The good news for betting app users is that help is on its way in the form of 5G and a world where connectivity issues will be less common and apps will run faster. For those who like to play online games, 5G also means reducing latency (the delay at which data is transferred) meaning that the gaming experience will be much improved.

What is 5G?

As explained in 5G is “the fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity promising much faster data download and upload speeds, wider coverage and more stable connections.”

What industries will see big improvements?

5G will impact all industries that rely on internet connections, with the development of autonomous vehicles being one of the bigger areas to benefit from the new possibilities. The mobile gaming industry is another that will see huge improvements, with VR gaming expected to become even more immersive and realistic.

VR headset

Virtual Reality Demonstrations” (CC BY 2.0) by UTKnightCenter

As mentioned above, betting app users will also see huge benefits from the move over to 5G. For example, when they play different variants of blackjack including livestreamed games with real dealers on, the experience will be much faster and slicker. If your previous poor internet connection used to ruin the anticipation of seeing the cards turn over, due to freezing at critical times then you will definitely get more enjoyment playing whilst using a 5G network.

When is 5G being rolled out?

In terms of UK coverage, EE was the first provider out of the blocks, bringing 5G to six UK cities on 30 May 2019. Their plans include expanding their coverage to a further 10 cities by the end of 2019.

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BT have just launched their 5G service (as of 11 October 2019) providing coverage in 20 large towns and cities, according to Three rolled out their 5G service on 19 August but this was initially only available in some areas in London. By the end of 2019, they plan to roll out to a further 24 cities and towns. October 2019 is the first planned 5G launch from O2, which will initially go out to Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London, with a larger launch by the end of the year.

5G and the future

So the next few months will see some major progress in the 5G launch, as the top network providers all ramp up their plans to expand their 5G provision across the UK. You can expect 5G to revolutionise everyday life from the capabilities of smart devices in your home, to the speed of downloading films and many more amazing benefits. Keep an eye out for when 5G is set to be rolled out in your area by visiting your network provider’s website.

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