EE now provides 5G home broadband in a total of 50 cities, with the recent additions of Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Sunderland. By March 2020, EE says that it will have wire-free broadband for renters and homeowners in 70 cities and towns.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division, said:
“We switched on the U.K.’s first 5G network in May, and this is another milestone towards keeping our customers connected 100% of the time. We’re leading the way in the U.K., with 4G and 5G coverage in more places than any other operator. Adding 5G to more cities and towns – and expanding our 5G coverage in each place – is helping us to always deliver the best mobile experience to our customers.”
With lower latency and higher bandwidth will mean that EE can offer immersive mobile gaming and augmented reality to users on the go, or in their place of residence - without having to purchase broadband for their home that requires wires.
When 5G really gets into the swing of things, such as Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), is when the UK will start to really reap the benefits of a 5G network.