New Midlands towns and cities to get 5G switched on by EE
EE today announced it has switched on 5G in 21 new towns and cities across the UK. Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Lichfield, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Loughborough, Rugeley, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and West Bromwich.
The company, part of BT Group, was the first operator to launch 5G coverage in the UK in May 2019 and has been expanding its network daily. As well as switching on the first 5G sites in new cities and large towns, EE has also brought 5G to more high footfall places, including Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station.
Marc Allera, 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.”
Wendy Sycamore, BT Group regional lead for the Midlands, said: “…even more people and businesses in the area can benefit from the latest mobile technology.
“As well as providing faster speeds and more capacity, the future potential for 5G is incredible.”
According to independent 5G testing by RootMetrics, EE’s 5G network achieved the highest average download speed and highest 5G availability in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.