• EE rolls out 2100Mhz 5G on its network across 14 towns and cities to support the latest 5G smartphones 
  • EE also expands its 5G network coverage to a further 14 new towns and cities including Bradford, Newport and Southampton
  • 5G roll out furthers EE’s no.1 for smartphone position and follows the recent launch of  new pay monthly mobile plans – designed to offer the best connectivity, content, support and control on the UK’s best network, nine years in a row

EE today announced the next phase of its industry-leading 5G rollout, bringing enhanced superfast 5G speeds to 14 towns and cities across the UK, as well as extending its 5G coverage footprint to a further 14 UK towns. The network upgrade follows EE’s recent launch of a new range of Essentials, All Rounder and Full Works smartphone plans and will deliver high-performance connectivity for customers using the latest 5G-enabled handsets. 

Enhanced 5G on the UK’s best network

EE is rolling out 5G 2100 MHz spectrum on sites that were previously used to provide 3G signals. The upgrade provides an enhanced 5G smartphone experience for customers, ensuring that they get improved indoor coverage, as well as more 5G capacity in busy areas.

The upgrades will be taking place in 14 of the UK’s biggest cities, including London, Manchester and Liverpool. The full list of locations include:

  1. London
  2. Manchester
  3. Liverpool
  4. Bristol 
  5. Leeds
  6. Cardiff
  7. Belfast
  8. Newport
  9. Perth
  10. Kilmarnock
  11. Eastbourne
  12. Scunthorpe 
  13. Chesterfield 
  14. Wellingborough

Expanding 5G to 14 new locations

EE has also added 14 new towns and cities to its 5G network. The new locations are:

  1. Bradford 
  2. Kidderminster
  3. Peterborough 
  4. Bedford 
  5. Luton
  6. Southampton
  7. Newport
  8. Dewsbury 
  9. Sutton in Ashfield 
  10. Newcastle-under-Lyme 
  11. Hemel Hempstead
  12. East Kilbride
  13. Bridgend
  14. Carlisle

The move furthers EE’s position as the number one network for smartphones in the UK and follows the recent launch of new Essentials, All Rounder and Full Works pay monthly plans. With a wide range of monthly data allowances to suit all needs,  customers on EE also receive access to EE’s Stay Connected Data, Data Gifting, Device Care Extras, EE’s award-winning customer service as well as new WiFi Coverage Boost - providing seamless access to over 150,000 securely encrypted BT WiFi hotspots across the UK.

Christian Thrane, Managing Director of Consumer Marketing, EE said: “To provide customers with the best smartphone experience, we are continually upgrading and expanding our 5G network. By increasing capacity, our customers will get faster speeds and an even more reliable experience. When combined with the enhanced benefits and services our great new pay monthly packages offer – then for those planning to get a new 5G smartphone, the message is simple: there’s only one UK network that offers the best smartphone experience.”

EE recently took the top spot in RootMetrics Everyday 5G rating – a combination of widespread availability plus strong performances for speed and reliability – and has 5G coverage in more places than any other operator. 

Customers can check indoor and outdoor 5G connectivity in their area by entering their postcode and device into EE’s online Coverage Checker here: EE Coverage & Network Status Checker | Check your signal. Alternatively they can view the great range of EE plans and benefits available at



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.

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