London,
12
March
2020
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10:08
Europe/London

EE switches on 5G in 21 new towns and cities, bringing the total to more than 70 locations across the UK

  • EE introduces 5G to 21 new towns and cities, bringing 5G to more UK places than any other operator
  • First sites switched on in Chelmsford, Loughborough, Rochester and more
  • More high footfall places now covered with 5G, including Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station
  • Rollout continues, with 5G from EE now live in 71 cities and large towns

EE today announced it has switched on 5G in 21 new towns and cities across the UK, bringing the UK’s best mobile experience to a total of 71 locations, and 5G to more places in the UK than any other operator.

EE launched with 5G coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in May 2019, and has expanded 5G on a daily basis. Today, EE has added 5G to Bath, Birkenhead, Clydebank, Motherwell and Rotherham and switched on its first 5G sites in Bransholme, Bury, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Clevedon, Dartford, Dinnington, Loughborough, Loughton, North Shields, Rochester, Rugeley, Swadlincote, South Shields, Staines and Waltham Cross.

As well as switching on the first 5G sites in new cities and large towns, EE has also brought 5G to more high footfall places, including Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station.

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division, said: “We have 5G coverage in more places than any other operator, and remain focused on connecting even more towns and cities in 2020 and beyond to keep our customers connected in the busiest places.”

According to independent 5G testing by RootMetrics, EE’s 5G network achieved the highest average download speed and highest 5G availability in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.

EE business and consumer customers with a 5G device on a 5G plan can enjoy 5G in the following cities and large towns today:

Cities:

Bath

Glasgow

Manchester

Belfast

Hull

Newcastle

Birmingham

Leeds

Nottingham

Bristol

Leicester

Salford

Cardiff

Lisburn

Sheffield

Chelmsford

Lichfield

Sunderland

Coventry

Liverpool

Wakefield

Edinburgh

London

Wolverhampton

Towns:

Ashton-under-Lyne

Hamilton

Rochester

Birkenhead

Harlow

Romford

Bransholme

Hoddesdon

Rotherham

Bury

Huddersfield

Rugeley

Castlereagh

Kimberley

Solihull

Chatham

Kingston-upon-Thames

South Shields

Cheshunt

Loughborough

Staines

Clevedon

Loughton

Stevenage

Clifton

Maidstone

Sutton Coldfield

Clydebank

Milnrow

Swadlincote

Dartford

Motherwell

Sydenham

Dinnington

Northampton

Walsall

Dudley

North Shields

Waltham Cross

Gillingham

Oldham

Watford

Grays

Potters Bar

West Bromwich

Guildford

Rochdale

 

For more information on EE’s 5G network, 5G Smart plans and 5G devices, customers can visit www.ee.co.uk/5G.

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For more information, please contact:

ee@nelsonbostock.com

0845 373 7070

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 with it continuing to be the UK’s biggest 4G network, and launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019.

EE has received extensive independent recognition, including being named the UK's best network every year since 2015 for all the following awards: The Mobile Choice Awards, The Mobile News 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. Its retail presence exceeds more than 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.

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