EE has announced that it’s bringing 5G services to 14 more locations in the UK. These new locations are Liverpool, Glasgow, Watford, Wolverhampton, Castlereagh, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Huddersfield, Kimberley, Lisburn, Maidstone and Sydenham.
EE 5G launched in the summer in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester. This has continued to expand throughout the year, bringing its 5G coverage up to 12 cities and 29 towns overall, for combined coverage of 41 locations. EE aims to bring that number up to 45 by the end of the year which shouldn’t take long.
EE claims that its 5G network now covers an impressive 61% of London, which expanded coverage in high footfall areas, such as London’s Carnaby Street and Camden Market.
Long way ahead with 5G performance
It appears that EE’s 5G roll-out is giving the company a substantial lead against its rivals, reaching more areas with a much faster performance. RootMetrics testing found that EE provides a much better coverage than Vodafone, for example.
EE was found to have an impressive 60.6% 5G availability in London, while Vodafone was found to have just 21.7%. On top of this, EE’s download speeds were faster too, allowing users to download an entire movie in just seconds.
“Switching on 5G in more places is helping us deliver the best mobile experience to our customers, keeping them connected to the things that matter most,” said Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division. “RootMetrics’ early 5G testing shows that we are a long way ahead in terms of 5G performance, and our engineers are continuing to build new sites every day, on our journey to keeping our customers connected 100% of the time.”
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