Everything you need to know about 5G
5G is the next generation of mobile network technology. It will improve your mobile experience and help you enjoy faster internet speeds, a more reliable data connection in busy places, and a near-instant connection when opening apps and websites, playing games or connecting to your smart home devices. But 5G is not a replacement for 4G. It simply adds another layer to our network to provide you with a faster, smoother and better mobile experience.
Where can I get 5G?
Since launch EE have been switching on 5G in the UK, building on theit award-winning 4G network. Initially coverage was restricted to the major cities across the country but things have moved on quickly and 5G coverage is fast becoming available in more remote areas.
Take a look yourself by using EE’s handy coverage checker to see if you’re covered.
You can check our great 5G handset deals here and also out 5G SIM only plans here. As always we offer market leading prices backed up by Grade A support. To save time you can order online but you can always pick up the phone and speak to us on 0161 667 0655 or us our online form and we’ll be on touch.
Let’s do business faster on 5G
Whether you’re making a call, sending a text or connecting to the internet, all wireless communications take place over radio frequencies. 5G mainly uses higher frequencies than 4G – and these frequencies are faster and can carry more information. 5G will also support more devices – or SmartThings – being used at the same time.
A 5G network can also be ‘sliced’, which means operators like EE can ‘slice’ parts of the network and dedicate them to specific tasks. For example, one part of the network can be used for phones connecting to the internet and another part can be used for driverless cars.
Increased speed and capacity
Sometimes the internet connection on your phone can slow down. Networks reach their limit when too many people try to connect in the same place at the same time. With 5G, you’ll get a more reliable connection in the busiest places, so you can video call, stream sports and download the latest TV show at busy train stations, stadiums and festivals.
5G will give you speeds like you’ve never seen before on your smartphone. This means you’ll be able to do things much faster than you currently can using 4G. You’ll be able to reliably stream video at higher resolutions, enjoy higher quality video calls and download content faster. Want to watch something on a long train journey? You could download an entire box-set while the train’s pulling into the station.