British mobile network operator (MNO) EE has announced the switch-on of its 5G network in a further 21 towns and cities across the country, bringing the total number of locations covered by its next generation mobile broadband infrastructure to 71. In a press release outlining the development, the MNO confirmed that it has made 5G connectivity available in the following locations: Bath, Birkenhead, Bransholme, Bury, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Clevedon, Clydebank, Dartford, Dinnington, Loughborough, Loughton, Motherwell, North Shields, Rotherham, Rochester, Rugeley, Swadlincote, South Shields, Staines and Waltham Cross. In addition, the cellco also highlighted that it had ‘brought 5G to more high footfall places, including Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station’.
Commenting, Marc Allera, CEO of EE parent company 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.’
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, EE launched its 5G network in May 2019, with initial coverage of London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester. Seven months later, in December, it confirmed that it had achieved a self-imposed target of having rolled out 5G in at least 45 towns and cities, with 50 locations covered at that date.