EE now delivers 5G to over 50 cities and towns – with more planned for 2020

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EE has brought 5G to six more major cities in the UK which include Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Sunderland. This has brought the EE 5G portfolio up to 50 cities and large towns, and all before the end of 2019.

In May, EE launch its 5G coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester. The company has since consistently expanded its 5G coverage, and has now reached a large proportion of the UK. In fact, EE has smashed its initial target of bringing 5G to 16 cities by the end of 2019. 

Leading the way in the UK

“We switched on the UK’s first 5G network in May, and this is another milestone towards keeping our customers connected 100% of the time,” said Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division. “We’re leading the way in the UK, with 4G and 5G coverage in more places than any other operator. Adding 5G to more cities and towns – and expanding our 5G coverage in each place – is helping us to always deliver the best mobile experience to our customers.”

EE has built itself an impressive 5G presence in the UK, not only bringing 5G to cities, but also high footfall areas including London Euston Station, Cardiff Central station, Glasgow’s Bath Street and St Enoch Square, Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium, and Coventry’s Council House and Cathedral ruins.

On top of this, the latest independent RootMetrics 5G testing in London, Birmingham and Cardiff, found that EE’s 5G network had the highest download speed and availability. 

EE remains committed to getting 5G to as much of the UK as possible, and hopes to bring the new network to 70 cities by March next year.

Fiona Leake

Fiona discovered her love for investing and making money from a young age. Since then this interest has grown and now she loves writing about investing and business, and follows the 5G market closely. She is also a technology enthusiast, and so they tend to be her favourite investments.