BT Group today announced that it is launching 5G services this autumn. BT Plus customers will be the first BT mobile customers to benefit from the option to upgrade to 5G.
5G from BT Mobile will use the EE 5G network, which launched in May in six cities. BT said it will roll out 5G in the busiest parts of a further ten cities across the UK by the end of 2019.
“Launching 5G for BT customers will give them the opportunity to experience the fastest mobile speeds in the busiest areas of the UK, and our BT Plus customers will have the first opportunity to sign up for 5G,” Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said.
5G for BT mobile will be available in parts of London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Bristol, Leicester and Coventry by the end of 2019.
BT Plus is a converged fibre and mobile plan and comes with BT’s Keep Connected Promise. If a BT Plus customer reports a fault with their home broadband, BT will switch on free, unlimited data on their BT mobiles within an hour and will also send a free 4G Wi-Fi Mini Hub to arrive the next day, with unlimited data.