British mobile network operator (MNO) EE has announced the switch-on of its 5G network in 14 new locations across the UK. In a press release, the cellco named the newly-covered towns and cities as being: Castlereagh, Glasgow, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Huddersfield, Kimberley, Lisburn, Liverpool, Maidstone, Sydenham, Watford and Wolverhampton.
Alongside extending the reach of its 5G infrastructure to these new areas, the MNO also said that it has introduced the next generation of mobile broadband connectivity to ‘more high footfall places’ in three of the cities already within its operational footprint. Specifically, it noted that these included Bristol Parkway train station, Cardiff Castle, and Carnaby Street and Camden Market in London.
With EE also highlighting recent the results of recent independent testing by RootMetrics, which it claimed showed it currently has the ‘broadest’ 5G network, Marc Allera, CEO of EE parent company BT’s consumer division, was cited as saying: ‘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. RootMetrics’ early 5G testing shows that we are a long way ahead in terms of 5G performance, and our engineers are continuing to build new sites every day, on our journey to keeping our customers connected 100% of the time.’
EE plans to roll out fifth-generation services to 45 cities and large towns by the end this year and following its latest update is close to achieving this target, with its full list of covered locations currently comprising: Ashton-under-Lyne, Birmingham, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Castlereagh, Chatham, Clifton, Coventry, Dudley, Edinburgh, Gillingham, Glasgow, Grays, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Huddersfield, Kimberley, Kingston-upon-Thames, Leicester, Lichfield, Lisburn, Liverpool, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Milnrow, Oldham, Potters Bar, Rochdale, Romford, Salford, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Sydenham, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.