The firm, part of BT, aims to become the UK's first 5G provider and will switch on 5G services in 16 cities in 2019. Throughout 2019, the mobile operator will roll out 5G services across the busiest parts of 10 more United Kingdom cities - Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Glasgow, Nottingham, Hull, Sheffield, Bristol, Coventry and Leicester.
Unlike the current trials, EE said that their commercial deployment will also launch 5G mobile services via "multiple smartphone partners", although they also intend to launch a new EE 5G Home router with external antenna and that will be used to "showcase the power of 5G" for broadband connectivity to individual premises. This is another milestone for the United Kingdom and for our network journey - we'll keep evolving as we move to one, smart network for our customers.More news: Mr Kipling cakes firm to start STOCKPILING ingredients — BREXIT NO DEAL
A spokesman for EE said that 5G will give customers in the busiest parts of the United Kingdom more capacity on their devices and a faster and more reliable mobile experience with a better data connection.
EE rival Vodafone said in September it would have 1,000 5G-enabled network sites in Britain by 2020 capable of delivering blisteringly fast speeds and near-instant response times. Each 5G site will boast transmission links of up to 10Gbps and connect to the Petabit-class BT 21CN backbone network.More news: Cricket Australia says country comes before IPL
The 5G rollout strategy is determined by the number of business and consumer customers the EE network connects in busy places, and the amount of data those customers use. EE is upgrading to 5G where it can make the biggest difference to the most people. "5G is an additional layer on top of a very strong 4G foundation", Mr Allera said.
EE is upgrading transmission to 10Gbps links at each 5G site, and is now testing the new technology at trial sites in Canary Wharf and across East London: new devices are being tested in its Borehamwood test lab.More news: Pence says United States committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control
You've probably heard of EE - they're the largest mobile carrier in the United Kingdom, and part of the even larger holding company BT Group. "This 5G rollout by EE will help meet this demand while ensuring Edinburgh remains one of the most connected cities in the United Kingdom". New devices and functionality are being tested in the state-of-the-art Borehamwood test lab.