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EE turns on 5G in 12 more towns and cities in the UK

EE 5G in 12 more towns and cities.
(Image credit: EE.)

When it comes to the world of 5G, '12' appears to be the magic number this week, as UK mobile operator EE announced a batch of new 5G-enabled towns and cities to coincide with Apple’s 5G iPhone 12 announcements.

5G on EE is now live in new locations across Wales, Scotland, and England, including Aberdeen, Blackpool, Oxford and Porthcawl, taking EE’s overall total of 5G-enabled places  in the UK to 112. And the 12 new locations are:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aldershot
  • Barrhead
  • Blackpool
  • Castleford
  • Crawley
  • Mirfield
  • Oxford
  • Porthcawl
  • Shipley
  • Stafford
  • Warwick

“Our 5G rollout continues apace, with our engineers building and upgrading new sites every day."

Marc Allera, BT.

"Delivering the best mobile experience for our customers has never been more important,” said Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer business. “Our 5G rollout continues apace, with our engineers building and upgrading new sites every day to bring the latest mobile technology to even more people in the places they need it. We have 5G coverage in more places than anyone in the UK, and we remain focused on connecting many more areas this year and beyond."

EE has been preparing for the 5G iPhone

EE launched the UK’s first 5G service in May 2019 and has now expanded to 112 towns and cities across the UK. And in September, EE announced the availability of the ‘Full Works Plan for iPhone’, which includes unlimited data, access to Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade, and the option to upgrade to a new phone anytime.

And now that the 5G iPhone has actually launched, this is a plan that will enable current customers to easily upgrade to the new device.

iPhone 12 5G.

(Image credit: Apple.)

With the ‘Full Works Plan’, customers in the UK can access Apple’s suite of entertainment products for the duration of their contract, which includes 60 million songs to stream with Apple Music,  Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade, which offers access to more than 100 games across iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.

And 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. 

Dan is a British journalist with 20 years of experience in the design and tech sectors, producing content for the likes of Microsoft, Adobe, Dell and The Sunday Times. In 2012 he helped launch the world's number one design blog, Creative Bloq. Dan is now editor-in-chief at 5Gradar, where he oversees news, insight and reviews, providing an invaluable resource for anyone looking to stay up-to-date with the key issues facing 5G.