Porthcawl 5G Service
New 5G service in Porthcawl welcomed by Council leader Huw David of Bridgend County Borough.
14:01 16 October 2020
On October 13, EE announced that it has officially switched on its 5G network to bring the service to additional 12 UK towns and cities, including Aberdeen, Porthcawl, Blackpool and Oxford. The service, which will deliver faster and more reliable internet connection to residential and commercial areas, was welcomed by Bridgend County Borough Council leader Huw David.
He said: “We’re pleased that Porthcawl is among the first locations in Wales to be connected to 5G.
“The challenges we have all faced this year has meant digital communications have taken on an even more important role. I am sure that 5G will offer a number of new opportunities for people who live and work in Porthcawl.
“It’s an exciting time for Porthcawl, especially given the upcoming regeneration of Porthcawl’s waterfront area and the plans to provide the town with an all-new bus terminus as part of the South East Wales Metro Plus initiative.”
Nick Speed, BT Group’s Director in Wales, said: “It’s great to see Porthcawl being among the first locations in Wales to get 5G. The new technology will enable a faster, more reliable mobile connection for consumers and businesses in the town.
“We know that demands for data from consumers and businesses are continuing to increase, so the arrival of 5G in Porthcawl will make sure it’s ahead of the game in terms of connectivity and competitiveness.”