EE expands 5G coverage to 71 locations

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EE’s 5G service is now live in 71 locations, following the addition of 21 new UK towns and cities to the network.

Among the new locations were Bath, Birkenhead, Clydebank, Motherwell and Rotherham which EE 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.

High footfall places such as Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station were also connected.

The operator said it now brings 5G “to more UK places than any other operator”

Marc Allera (pictured), 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.”

A statement from EE quoted speed tests conducted by RootMetrics, in which its 5G achieved “the highest average download speed and highest 5G availability in London, Birmingham and Cardiff”.

EE launched with 5G coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in May 2019, and has expanded 5G “on a daily basis”.