EE switches on 5G in 21 more Towns and Cities

Motherwell and Clydebank are among the latest locations to be given access to EE's 5G network.

EE has switched on 5G in twenty one new UK locations, taking the number of towns and cities with access to the operator’s 5G network to 71.

The firm’s new data network is now available in parts of Bath, Birkenhead, Bransholme, Bury, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Clevedon, Clydebank, Dartford, Dinnington, Loughborough, Loughton, Motherwell, North Shields, Rochester, Rotherham, Rugeley, Swadlincote, South Shields, Staines, and Waltham Cross.

The mobile operator – which is owned by BT – began its 5G network rollout in May, initially launching coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester.

EE said that, as well as beginning the rollout of 5G networks in the new towns and cities, it is also taking it to a number of new “high footfall” locations, including London Bridge, Bath’s Royal Crescent and Thornton Heath railway station.

Marc Allera, chief executive 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,”

EE 5G is now available in parts of the following towns and cities:

EE 5G Cities


EE 5G Towns

ChathamKingston-upon-ThamesSouth Shields
CliftonMaidstoneSutton Coldfield
DudleyNorth ShieldsWaltham Cross
GraysPotters BarWest Bromwich

This week, the government confirmed that EE and its competitors have agreed to join the Shared Rural Network project to expand rural mobile network coverage across the entire UK. The project will focus on improving mobile coverage across areas which lack sufficient infrastructure at present.

The goal is to achieve 95 per cent 4G coverage of the UK by the end of 2025 (up from 65 per cent in 2018). The burden of expanding 4G networks to the hardest-to-reach areas will be shouldered by all four operators, which have agreed to share some infrastructure

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