At an event in London, the carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) announced that it would switch to its 5G network in the UK on May 30.
The country’s first 5G network will at the beginning will be available in the busiest parts of six cities. The network will further expand to 10 more cities by the end of 2019.
Eventually, EE’s 5G will be spread to more locations and will attain speed as well as features.
On 30th May 2019, EE’s 5G network will be launched in various parts of London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, and Manchester.
Similarly, from June onwards, EE aims to add ‘more than 100 new 5G sites’ in a bid to offer 5G in Bristol, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, and Glasgow, already in 2019.
In 2020, EE expects to offer 5G locations in Aberdeen, Cambridge, Derby, Gloucester, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Worcester, and Wolverhampton.
EE will be rolling out its 5G network in manifold phases.
At the initial stage, the new technology will complement 4G in the busiest areas to improve user experience.
From 2022, 5G will become more prevalent. It will take advantage of new capabilities and will offer faster speeds and lower latencies.
The 3rd phase is set to start its roll out in 2023 and promises to provide more reliable communications, multi-gigabit speeds, and other features. With fast speeds, it will open doors for a new range of applications, such as real-time traffic management of fleets of autonomous vehicles.