Network operator EE has switched on its new 5G service in Bath, allowing customers across the area to receive the latest mobile technology.
EE has switched on 5G in 21 new towns and cities across the UK, bringing the latest mobile experience to a total of 71 locations, and 5G to more places in the UK than any other operator.
EE was the first to launch 5G in the UK with six cities, London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester, seeing the service switched on in May 2019.
Since then, it has been expanding its 5G network on a daily basis.
The 5G service was switched on in Bristol in December 2019.
EE has now added 5G to locations including Bath, Birkenhead, Clydebank, Motherwell and Rotherham and switched on its first 5G sites in Bransholme, Bury, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Clevedon, Dartford, Dinnington, Loughborough, Loughton, North Shields, Rochester, Rugeley, Swadlincote, South Shields, Staines and Waltham Cross.
As well as switching on the sites in new cities and large towns, EE has also brought 5G to more high footfall places, including Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station.
Marc Allera, CEO of 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.”
Paul Coles, BT Group regional director for the South West, said: “It’s great to see Bath joining other UK cities being connected to 5G.
“The new technology will offer a faster, more reliable mobile connection for people and businesses in the area.
“We know that demands for data from consumers and businesses are continuing to increase, so the arrival of 5G in Bath will make sure it remains one of the most connected and competitive cities in the UK.”
According to independent 5G testing by RootMetrics, EE’s 5G network achieved the highest average download speed and highest 5G availability in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.