The telecom leader EE is launching the first 5G consumer mobile network in UK today. The network is beginning with a launch in six cities.
Starting with today, EE is making 5G cellular connectivity in six locations in the U.K. London, Cardiff, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, and Edinburgh will be the first cities to get this connectivity. Of course, customers seeking to get onboard with the 5G experience will have to avail a 5G handset. EE is making four 5G smartphones which will help customers access the 5G network including Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Oppo Reno 5G, LG V50 ThinQ 5G, and OnePlus 7 Pro 5G.
EE is expecting that the customers will get to experience speeds of around 100-150 Mbps. EE’s 5G plan will start at £53 per month. Though EE’s offering is not a standalone deployment, it is combining 4G and 5G to provide its customers with the best “broadband experience they’ve ever had”. It was reported that EE plans to build its coverage further by establishing 100 cell sites to 5G per month.
The company plans to roll out 5G further to ten more cities in the country by the end of this year. Among the cities touted to get 5G are: Bristol, Coventry, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, and Sheffield.