EE launches 5G is 35 new cities
EE is back with another boost to its network, bringing even more customers in the UK to much faster speeds. The company says it has now added another 35 cities to its 5G coverage, allowing anyone with the latest smartphones, such as the iPhone 12 or Galaxy S21, to download files at speeds in excess of 300Mbps.
To put that in context, the average UK broadband speed is just 60Mbps, making 5G about five times faster.
With a connection of 300 Mbps, you could download a full HD blockbuster movie in just under two minutes – it can take more than 10 minutes for the same movie to arrive on your TV if you download over standard fixed broadband.
If this has got you in the mood for serious streaming or boxset binging, here are all the extra areas where you can access 5G with EE right now.
Aldridge • Alexandria • Aylesbury • Ayr • Barnsley • Biggleswade • Blackburn • Bolton • Brighton • Chester • Colchester • Dundee • Exeter • Grantham • Gravesend • Harrogate • Lincoln • Milton Keynes • Norwich • Paignton • Poole • Portsmouth • Rickmansworth • Runcorn • Southport • Stockton-on-Tees • Stoke-on-Trent • Stratford-upon-Avon • Sunbury-on-Thames • Swansea • Swindon • Widnes • Wigan • Worcester • York
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In addition to these 35 new areas, EE has also added outdoor 5G coverage to some of the UK’s most popular tourist landmarks, historic sites and coastal locations.
That means if we all hit the road again after the shutdown, there should be better connections when we try to upload that selfie to Instagram.
Once open in the coming weeks, EE customers can enjoy using 5G technology at Brighton Pier, Exeter Cathedral, Norwich Cathedral, Paignton Sands, Sandbanks Beach, Poole, Swansea Maritime Quarter & Swansea Bay, V&A Museum Dundee, York Minster and York Museum Gardens.
Marc Allera, CEO Consumer Division, BT, said of the latest update: “We have announced that we have enabled our award-winning 5G network in an additional 35 cities across the UK, delivering on our promise. last year to double our number of 5G places. With the gradual relaxation of lockdown restrictions expected in the coming weeks and months, the increased capacity and faster speeds of our 5G network will keep our customers connected as the number of visitors increases in historically busy places. “
As we mentioned earlier to access 5G you need a 5G ready smartphone and a 5G contract with EE. All the major tech companies are rapidly bringing these phones to market with the latest iPhone 12 range now compatible.
Samsung has also recently released its new S21 phones with 5G and there is also the much cheaper A52 5G that was announced last month.
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