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EE switches on 5G in Plymouth

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Authored by Mary
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 14:19

EE announced today it has switched on its 5G network in Plymouth.

Plymouth joins more than 30 new towns and cities across the UK connected to 5G by EE since May this year.

The company, part of BT Group, launched the UK’s first 5G service in May 2019 and has now expanded to a total of 112 towns and cities across the UK.

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.”

Paul Coles, BT Group’s English regions director, said: “It’s great to see Plymouth being connected to EE’s 5G network. The new technology will enable a faster, more reliable mobile connection, helping a range of sectors in the city.

“We know that demands for data from consumers and businesses are continuing to increase, so the arrival of EE’s 5G in Plymouth will make sure it’s ahead of the game in terms of connectivity and competitiveness.”

Network insights from EE show that the top three uses of its 5G network today are video streaming, social networking and web browsing, with YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and Instagram taking the top spots as the most used service providers. 5G download throughput* on EE’s 5G network is twice as fast as 4G, giving the best experience yet, whether watching video, gaming or catching up with friends and family.

Independent testing by RootMetrics found EE’s 5G network to be the no.1 in the UK, offering 5G in more places than any other UK network. According to the tests, EE’s 5G offers the best combination of fast speeds and coverage, with the highest 5G availability in all 16 major UK cities tested.

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