EE expands 5G coverage with 21 new towns and cities


EE has announced it has switched on 5G in 21 new towns and cities across the UK, bringing the UK’s best mobile experience to a total of 71 locations, and 5G to more places in the UK than any other operator.

EE launched with 5G coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in May 2019, and has expanded 5G since then.

Today, EE has added 5G to 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 first 5G 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.

  • EE introduces 5G to 21 new towns and cities, bringing 5G to more UK places than any other operator
  • First sites switched on in Chelmsford, Loughborough, Rochester and more  
  • More high footfall places now covered with 5G, including Bath’s Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, London Bridge and London’s Thornton Heath railway station
  • Rollout continues, with 5G from EE now live in 71 cities and large towns

 Says Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division:

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.”

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.

EE business and consumer customers with a 5G device on a 5G plan can now enjoy 5G in the following cities and large towns today:


Bath Glasgow Manchester
Belfast Hull Newcastle
Birmingham Leeds Nottingham
Bristol Leicester Salford
Cardiff Lisburn Sheffield
Chelmsford Lichfield Sunderland
Coventry Liverpool Wakefield
Edinburgh London Wolverhampton


Ashton-under-Lyne Hamilton Rochester
Birkenhead Harlow Romford
Bransholme Hoddesdon Rotherham
Bury Huddersfield Rugeley
Castlereagh Kimberley Solihull
Chatham Kingston-upon-Thames South Shields
Cheshunt Loughborough Staines
Clevedon Loughton Stevenage
Clifton Maidstone Sutton Coldfield
Clydebank Milnrow Swadlincote
Dartford Motherwell Sydenham
Dinnington Northampton Walsall
Dudley North Shields Waltham Cross
Gillingham Oldham Watford
Grays Potters Bar West Bromwich
Guildford Rochdale  

For more information on EE’s 5G network, 5G Smart plans and 5G devices, visit


Chris Price
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