EE Says 5G Network Covers 50% of UK
EE is the first mobile network operator to take 5G technology to 50% of the UK population.
00:34 17 May 2022
EE 5G network has successfully reached more than 50per cent of the UK population.
The mobile operator rolled out its 5G network in 2019, allowing users to download or stream content much more quickly. The technology is also considered a pathway to the wider introduction of data-intensive innovations like remote surgery and autonomous vehicles.
Marc Allera, the boss of the BT Group consumer division, said: “Today’s milestone is a huge achievement in our 5G journey,”
“EE was the first network to launch 5G in the UK and now we’re the first mobile network operator to take the technology to 50% of the UK population.
“Our ambitions for 5G don’t stop here. We’ll continue to invest in our network to provide our customers with unrivalled connectivity.
“As part of its ongoing network investment, EE has pledged to offer 5G anywhere in the UK by 2028 through its macro network and ‘on demand’ connectivity solutions.”
Digital infrastructure minister Julia Lopez said: “I am delighted to see EE has made good progress rolling out 5G to half of the country.
“The technology, which can be up to 20 times faster than 4G, will help us in our aims to level up our economy and unleash the potential of communities across the UK.
“We are working alongside industry to boost rural coverage through a £1 billion deal with mobile phone operators and are developing a new strategy to boost further investment in 5G and help operators rapidly expand their networks.”