EE has switched on 5G in 35 new UK towns and cities, bringing total place count to 160
Compared to existing transmitters, 5G uses different kinds of antennas, operates on different radio spectrum frequencies, connects many more devices to the internet.
4G uses frequencies below 6 GHz while some 5G networks use higher frequencies around 30 GHz or more.
Harrogate is one of the latest places to have 5G transmitters:
Marc Allera, CEO Consumer Division, BT, said:
We’ve announced that we’ve switched on our award-winning 5G network in a further 35 towns and cities across the UK, fulfilling the commitment we set last year to double our 5G place count.
With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions expected in the coming weeks and months, the increased capacity and faster speeds of our 5G network will ensure our customers stay connected as footfall starts to increase in historically busy places.