EE 5G has landed in twelve new towns and cities

13 October 2020


EE’s 5G network is growing at a rapid rate, as the network has just announced that it’s brought 5G to 12 additional towns and cities across the UK, bringing its total covered locations to 112.

The new 5G locations are:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aldershot
  • Barrhead
  • Blackpool
  • Castleford
  • Crawley
  • Mirfield
  • Oxford
  • Porthcawl
  • Shipley
  • Stafford
  • Warwick

So there are some major locations in that mix, with the likes of Aberdeen and Oxford being especially notable.

Those locations are in addition to 20 others that EE has brought 5G to since May this year, for 32 in total over around six months, which is very good going and has ensured EE has retained its lead over rivals.

At last count, O2 had 5G in 75 UK locations, Three had it in 68, and Vodafone had it in 54. The latter also offers 5G roaming in 193 places, but in terms of UK coverage EE seems to have a clear lead.

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Of course, the amount of coverage offered in each location could vary too, but EE isn’t neglecting that side of things either, as it has also more than doubled the amount of 5G sites it has in key cities such as Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh, meaning that coverage in those places should be improving.

Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer business, said: “Delivering the best mobile experience for our customers has never been more important. Our 5G rollout continues apace, with our engineers building and upgrading new sites every day to bring the latest mobile technology to even more people in the places they need it. We have 5G coverage in more places than anyone in the UK, and we remain focused on connecting many more areas this year and beyond.”

EE’s investments seem to be paying off too, as the network recently took the lead in the latest Opensignal Mobile Network Experience Report. So it’s definitely a good network to be on, but its rivals continue to improve too, and ultimately the best 5G network to be on is the one that provides the best coverage where you need it.

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