EE 5G network goes live in 12 new towns and cities

EE today announced that its 5G network is operational in 12 new towns and cities across the UK.
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EE, which launched the UK’s first 5G service in May 2019, has expanded to 112 towns and cities across the UK.

BT-owned EE has also more than doubled its 5G sites in key cities in the last 12 months.

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer business, said: “Our 5G rollout continues apace, with our engineers building and upgrading new sites every day. We have 5G coverage in more places than anyone in the UK, and we remain focused on connecting many more areas this year.”

5G download throughput on EE’s 5G network is twice as fast as 4G. Network insights from EE show that the top three uses of its 5G network are video streaming, social networking and web browsing.

YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and Instagram are the most used service providers on EE’s 5G network in UK.

Testing by RootMetrics shows that EE’s 5G network is the no.1 in the UK, offering 5G in more places than any other UK network.

According to the tests, EE’s 5G offers the best combination of fast speeds and coverage, with the highest 5G availability in all 16 major UK cities tested.