EE adds 14 towns and cities to 5G rollout and takes top spot in RootMetrics report

EE has switched on 5G in a 14 new towns and cities across the UK, while coming out top in an independent 5G test by RootMetrics.

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The RootMetrics test has found EE to have the best performing 5G network, while coverage in many towns and cities greatly exceeds that of its rivals.

For example, 5G availability in London is now at 60.6% compared to 21.7% on Vodafone, 43.4% to 14% in Cardiff and 51.6% in Birmingham to Vodafone’s 10.8%.

Data for O2 is not yet available, while Three is still to activate its own 5G network for handset users.

Three quarters of tests carried out by RootMetrics in London achieved 50 megabits or more, either on 4G or 5G, while 60% exceeded 100 megabits per second.

“Switching on 5G in more places is helping us deliver the best mobile experience to our customers, keeping them connected to the things that matter most. RootMetrics’ early 5G testing shows that we are a long way ahead in terms of 5G performance, and our engineers are continuing to build new sites every day, on our journey to keeping our customers connected 100% of the time.”

Marc Allera, CEO, BT consumer division

The current list of locations receiving 5G is now as follows:


  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Birmingham
  • Belfast
  • Manchester
  • Cardiff
  • Bristol
  • Coventry
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow
  • Wolverhampton


  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Castlereagh
  • Chatham
  • Clifton
  • Dudley
  • Gillingham
  • Grays
  • Guildford
  • Hamilton
  • Harlow
  • Hoddesdon
  • Huddersfield
  • Kimberley
  • Kingston-upon-Thames
  • Lichfield
  • Lisburn
  • Maidstone
  • Milnrow
  • Oldham
  • Potters Bar
  • Rochdale
  • Romford
  • Salford
  • Solihull
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Sydenham
  • Walsall
  • Watford
  • West Bromwich

More info: EE Website


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