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About 5G

What is 5G?

5G is the next generation of mobile network technology. It will improve your mobile experience and helpyou enjoy faster speeds, a more reliable data connection in busy places, and a near-instant connection when opening apps and websites, playing games or connecting to your smart home devices.

But 5G is not a replacement for 4G. It simply adds another layer to our network to provide you with a faster, smoother and better mobile experience.

What are the benefits of 5G?
Even faster

Even faster and better quality
Faster downloads and the highest quality video, thanks to mobile speeds that are faster than ever before.

Instant connection

Instant Connection
An almost instantaneous internet connection to the content you love.

Better connection

Better connection in busy places
5G means a more reliable experience, even in the busiest places, at the busiest times.

Where is 5G?

We're leading the UK on 5G rollout. We launched with 5G coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in May 2019, and are expanding 5G on a daily basis. Click here for the full list of cities and towns.

To give you the very best experience, we’re focusing our efforts on the busiest places, where the power of 5G can make the biggest difference. As well as switching on the first 5G sites in cities and large towns, we've brought 5G to more high footfall places, including London Euston Station, Cardiff Central station, Glasgow’s Bath Street and St Enoch Square, Belfast’s Kingspan Stadium, and Coventry’s Council House and Cathedral ruins.

Don’t forget to check your coverage!

5G Cities
  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Birmingham
  • Belfast
  • Manchester
  • Cardiff
  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • Chelmsford
  • Coventry
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow
  • Hull
  • Leeds
  • Lichfield
  • Lisburn
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Plymouth
  • Salford
  • Sheffield
  • Stirling
  • Sunderland
  • Wakefield
  • Wolverhampton
5G Towns
  • Altrincham
  • Ashford
  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Belshill
  • Birkenhead
  • Borehamwood
  • Bransholme
  • Brentwood
  • Bury
  • Castlereagh
  • Chatham
  • Cheshunt
  • Chesterfield
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Chorley
  • Clevedon
  • Clifton (Notts)
  • Clydebank
  • Cumbernauld
  • Dartford
  • Dinnington
  • Doncaster
  • Dudley
  • Epsom
  • Grays
  • Gillingham
  • Guildford
  • Ilkeston
  • Hamilton
  • Hoddesdon
  • Harlow
  • Huddersfield
  • Inchinnan
  • Jarrow
  • Kimberley
  • Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Loughborough
  • Loughton
  • Maidstone
  • Milnrow
  • Minster
  • Motherwell
  • Newton-le-Willows
  • Northampton
  • North Shields
  • Nuneaton
  • Oldham
  • Paisley
  • Pontefract
  • Potters Bar
  • Rochdale
  • Rochester
  • Romford
  • Rotherham
  • Rugeley (West Midlands)
  • Solihull
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • South Shields
  • Staines-upon-Thames
  • Stevenage
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Swadlincote
  • Sydenham
  • Walsall
  • Waltham Abbey
  • Waltham Cross
  • Walton-on-Thames
  • Washington
  • Watford
  • West Bromwich
  • Westhoughton
  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Weybridge
  • Wickford


To experience 5G, you’ll need to get a 5G-ready device. You’ll also need one of our 5G plans. So choose a Smart or Essential plan on the UK’s no.1 network and get ready for everything 5G has to offer. No other network has 5G in more places right now. And we’re expanding our coverage, fast.

Our Smart and Essential plans are packed with added benefits. Click here for more information.

5G: We’re rolling out 5G across the UK. Check coverage before buying and verify ‘more places’ at Speeds vary by location, coverage and demand. 5G coverage, plan & compatible device needed.

No.1 for network performance: best by ranking first in the RootMetrics®? UK RootScore®? Report H2 2019 testing on 4 national non-5G mobile networks. Tested at locations across the UK with the best commercially available smartphones. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of EE. Visit ROOTMETRICS.CO.UK for more details.

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