EE pulls ahead of the 5G pack, adding 21 new towns and cities in the UK

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Today EE today announced it has switched on 5G in 21 new towns and cities across the UK, bringing its total 5G roll-out to 71 locations – more than any other operator.

“We have 5G coverage in more places than any other operator.”

Marc Allera, BT.

“We have 5G coverage in more places than any other operator, and remain focused on connecting even more towns and cities in 2020 and beyond to keep our customers connected in the busiest places,” said Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division (EE is a division of BT). 

EE, the UK’s biggest operator, has launched with 5G coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in May 2019 and has continuously expanded its 5G network since.

5G roll-out

Today, it was announced that EE 5G is now available in Bath, Birkenhead, Clydebank, Motherwell and Rotherham and switched on its first 5G sites in Bransholme, Bury, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Clevedon, Dartford, Dinnington, Loughborough, Loughton, North Shields, Rochester, Rugeley, Swadlincote, South Shields, Staines and Waltham Cross.

In addition to switching on the first 5G sites in new cities and large towns, EE has also brought 5G to more high footfall places, like Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge and London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station.

EE’s 5G network achieved the highest average download speed and highest 5G availability in London, Birmingham and Cardiff, according to independent 5G testing by RootMetrics.

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