EE takes 5G to 12 additional UK locations

EE takes 5G to 12 additional UK locations


BT’s EE has expanded its 5G coverage to an additional 12 locations across the UK, taking the total number of connected towns and cities to 112.

The new locations (see table), followed the extension of services to 71 locations in March and an additional 20 locations since May this year. EE, which launched the UK’s first 5G network in May 2019, said that in the last 12 months it has “more than doubled its amount of 5G sites” in key cities such as Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

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,” Allera continued.

EE’s new locations


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5G download throughput on EE’s 5G network is twice as fast as 4G, and EE customers are already taking advantage. Network insights from EE showed that the top three uses of its 5G network currently are video streaming, social networking and web browsing, with YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and Instagram taking the top spots as the most used service providers.

In OpenSignal’s October Mobile Network Experience report, EE became the first UK operator to win the new “games experience” category, which uses a scale of 1-100 to measure how mobile users experience real-time multiplayer mobile gaming on an operator’s network. EE scored 72.3 points when analysed for “latency, packet loss and jitter” during game play.

Analysis of the UK’s 5G infrastructure by RootMetrics has confirmed EE’s coverage expands to more places than any other MNO and that it has the “highest 5G availability in 16 major UK cities tested”.


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