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Nottingham one of six new major cities to have 5G switched on by EE

EE today announced it has switched on 5G in Nottingham for the first time, bringing the UK’s latest mobile technology to the city.

The city’s first 5G sites are now live, as well as Clifton and the nearby town of Kimberley.

EE was the first to launch 5G in the UK when six cities were switched on in May, and since then it has been expanding its network on a daily basis. Today, EE has added 5G to Nottingham alongside five other large cities, surpassing its target of introducing 5G to 16 UK cities in 2019.

The mobile network operator, part of BT Group, is leading the UK on 5G rollout, and has set the new aim of having 5G live in more than 70 cities and large towns by March 2020, in time for the next big 5G device launches.

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

“We switched on the UK’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 UK, 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.”

Wendy Sycamore, BT Group regional lead for the Midlands, said:

“It’s great that Nottingham, Clifton and Kimberley are among the first places in the UK to receive 5G thanks to EE.

“This technology will provide faster mobile speeds than ever before. People will be able to download films onto their phone in seconds instead of minutes and will get a better connection even in the busiest places. 5G will also bring major benefits to businesses, and, as well as faster speeds it will enable more partnerships and innovation in key sectors in the future such as manufacturing and healthcare.”

Ian Curryer, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council, said:

“It’s really exciting that Nottingham will be among the first in the UK to benefit from 5G technology.

“5G offers huge potential to transform how we live and work over the next few years so it’s great that Nottingham is at the forefront of this revolution in mobile technology.”

5G is built on top of EE’s award winning 4G network – customers will connect to both 4G and 5G at the same time to get the best possible experience, even in the most crowded areas.

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

Cities:       

London/Edinburgh/Birmingham/Belfast/Manchester/Cardiff/Bristol/Coventry/Leicester/Liverpoo/Glasgow Hull/Leeds/Newcastle/Nottingham/Sheffield/Sunderland /Wakefield Wolverhampton

Towns:

Ashton-under-Lyne/Castlereagh/Chatham/Clifton/Dudley/Gillingham/Grays/Guildford/Hamilton/Harlow/Hoddesdon Huddersfield/Kimberley/Kingston-upon-Thames/Lichfield/Lisburn/Maidstone/Milnrow/Northampton/Oldham/Potters BarRochdale/Romford/Salford/Solihull/Stevenage/Sutton Coldfield/Sydenham/Walsall/Watford/West Bromwich

For more information on EE’s 5G network, 5G Smart plans and 5G devices, customers can visit www.ee.co.uk/5G.


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