Next-generation 5G technology is coming to 14 new towns around the UK
Jeff Parsons | November 20, 2019
The company has detailed 14 new locations for the rollout around the UK including Liverpool, Glasgow and Huddersfield for the first time. The mobile operator said independent tests by network performance firm RootMetrics had also found its network now covered 60% of London. As part of the new expansion, EE said it had introduced 5G in Castlereagh, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Kimberley, Lisburn, Maidstone, Sydenham, Watford and Wolverhampton. 5G is the next generation of mobile data network, offering speeds several times that of current-generation 4G. EE – which is owned by BT – began its 5G network rollout in May, initially launching coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester. Fellow operators Vodafone, O2 and Three have since begun their own introductions of 5G coverage. BT consumer division chief executive Marc Allera said of the update: ‘Switching on 5G in more places is helping us deliver the best mobile experience to our customers, keeping them connected to the things that matter most.