EE has announced it will launch its 5G network in the United Kingdom on May 30, beating rival Vodafone who was expected to be come the first carrier in the country to launch 5G support in early July.
At an event today, EE chief executive Marc Allera revealed the company will offer 5G to pre-order from today, with the service initially going live next week in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester.
The network, which launched in 2010 as part of a merger between T-Mobile and Orange, is now offering a set of new 5G plans with next-generation devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G.
This is the start of the UK’s 5G journey and great news for our customers that want and need the best connections. We’ve started with 5G in some of the busiest parts of the UK, the widest range of 5G devices in the UK, and plans that give customers the best mobile connection and great benefits.
Last week, Vodafone announced plans to turn its new 5G network live on July 3, at the time believing it would be the first carrier in the United Kingdom to roll-out support for the new cellular technology.