EE switches on 5G in 12 new UK towns and cities, bringing the latest mobile technology to more places than any other operator

  • EE adds 5G to 12 new towns and cities, bringing 5G to more places than any other UK operator
  • 5G on EE live in new locations across the UK including Aberdeen, Blackpool, Oxford and Porthcawl, with over 112 places now covered by EE’s network
  • EE continues to build the UK’s no.1 5G network, more than doubling its sites across a number of key cities, including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh
  • All EE pay monthly smartphone plans provide 5G access as standard, allowing customers to make the most from the latest smartphones in even more places

EE today announced it has switched on its 5G network in 12 new towns and cities across the UK, cementing EE’s position as the number one destination for those wanting to get the best smartphone experience. Today EE has added 5G to the following locations:

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

EE launched the UK’s first 5G service in May 2019 and has now expanded to 112 towns and cities across the UK. In the last 12 months, EE has also more than doubled its amount of 5G sites in key cities such as Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh, bringing the latest mobile technology to even more people.

The 12 new towns and cities announced today follow an additional 20 connected to 5G by EE since May this year, including:

  • Altrincham
  • Ashford
  • Bellshill
  • Brentwood
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Chorley
  • Cumbernauld
  • Doncaster
  • Epsom
  • Ilkeston
  • Jarrow
  • Minster
  • Nuneaton
  • Pontefract
  • Plymouth
  • Waltham Abbey
  • Walton-on-Thames
  • Washington
  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Wickford

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer business, said: “Delivering the best mobile experience for our customers has never been more important. 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.”

Network insights from EE show that the top three uses of its 5G network today are video streaming, social networking and web browsing, with YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and Instagram taking the top spots as the most used service providers. 5G download throughput* on EE’s 5G network is twice as fast as 4G, giving the best experience yet, whether watching video, gaming or catching up with friends and family.

Independent testing by RootMetrics found EE’s 5G network to be 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. When combined with EE’s range of the latest smartphones from the world’s leading manufacturers, and EE’s award-winning smartphone plans, customers can experience the best of 5G.

- ENDS -

Notes to editors:

*Network throughput is the rate at which data is successfully passed from source to destination.

For more information, please contact:

0207 792 7468

About EE

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, offering superfast connections in more places than any other operator. EE brought the first 4G network to the UK in October 2012, and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK’s no.1 5G network by RootMetrics® in 2020 and being named the UK's best network every year since 2014 for the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile Industry Awards and by RootMetrics®.

As well as offering mobile services to consumers and small and medium businesses, EE also provides home and business broadband using both 4G and fixed line connections.

EE is committed to being number one for service in the industry, and has nearly 600 shops across the UK. EE remains the only mobile provider to answer 100% of customer calls in the UK and Ireland and was recognised as the UK’s Best Large Contact Centre by the UK Customer Experience Awards 2018 and Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2019. EE was awarded The Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work for in 2018 and 2019, as well as being named Best Employer 2018 by the European Contact Centre & Customer Service awards.

EE is part of BT’s Consumer business unit which provides products and services to all of BT’s consumer customers in the UK.

Follow us on…

Facebook at:

Twitter at:

YouTube at:

LinkedIn at: