EE expands 5G network to 14 new cities and towns across UK

Telecom operator EE announced it switched on 5G network in 14 new cities and towns across the UK.
EE 5G network coverage in UKMeanwhile, RootMetrics reveals that EE has the best performing 5G network, with the most coverage, in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.

EE has added 5G to Castlereagh, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Kimberley, Lisburn, Maidstone, Sydenham, Watford and Wolverhampton, and has switched on its first 5G sites in Liverpool, Glasgow and Huddersfield.

EE has earlier launched 5G coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester.

EE has also brought 5G to more footfall places, including Bristol Parkway, Cardiff Castle, and London’s Carnaby Street and Camden Market.

EE switched on the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019. EE has built 5G coverage across more than 60 percent of London.

5G testing by RootMetrics

5G availability in London – 60.6% vs Vodafone’s 21.7%

5G availability in Cardiff – 43.4% vs Vodafone’s 14%

5G availability in Birmingham – 51.6% vs Vodafone’s 10.8%

Three quarters of tests in London, on either 4G or 5G, achieved speeds of 50+Mbps, and 60 percent saw speeds higher than 100+Mbps.

“RootMetrics 5G testing shows that we are a long way ahead in terms of 5G performance, and our engineers are continuing to build new sites every day, on our journey to keeping our customers connected 100 percent of the time,” Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division, said in a statement.

EE has 5G in more places in the UK than other network, and is targeting 5G connectivity in 45 cities and large towns by the end of the year.


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