BT boss: Give 5G four years and it will reach the most remote of rural areas

BT boss: Give 5G four years and it will reach the most remote of rural areas
Rachel Higham, managing director of IT at BT Picture: Fergal Phillips

5G is a viable alternative to fibre in rural areas according to BT’s managing director of IT, but she doesn’t expect the technology to be mainstream for another four years.

Rachel Higham told The Sunday Business Post that without significant governmental support, supplying fibre to remote areas simply isn’t viable.

“Economically we simply can’t afford to fibre that last mile. The government isn’t prepared to fund that and, as a commercial entity,...

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