Really? This wasn't mentioned during the sign up process and according to their website under the "Technical" bit it states:
The modem you have can do this, and so that was not false. What the transmissions in the air can do can be something different, especially for a "mobile" network, they could have one configuration near you, and a different one in central London.
e.g. the Three 5G mast near me is only using 40 MHz of bandwidth, so speeds of 200 Mbps, but others are using the full 100 MHz and can give some insane speeds over 1 Gbps.
Upload in radio comms is one of the hardest things to sort, even on 4G (LTE) you find upload speeds are only using one channel, but you get 3 or 4 channels downlink.
It is still very early days for 5G in the UK, and all operators are still using Non Standalone Architecture (NSA) configuration, which means the modem has to also be connected to a 4G LTE signal.
Tmobile in the USA has managed to launch a Standalone Architecture (SA) deployment in 2020, which is quite impressive. This means no 4G signal is required.
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Edited by jchamier (Fri 19-Mar-21 19:52:35)