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EE boosts 5G signals

Saf Malik
September 14, 2021

The 700MHz band will be available next month

BT will be boosting EE 5G coverage through an “enhanced” 700MHz band that will be available to its users next month. 

The MNO revealed it is combining 5G, fibre, and Wi-Fi to deliver convergence that will deliver business opportunities to itself and its customers. 

Redditch, Morecambe and Cramlington will be the first towns to benefit from the service and the MNO plans for it to reach 90 per cent landmass by 2023. 

BT Consumer CEO Marc Allera said: “We’re building and bonding two next-generation networks simultaneously to create a single smart infrastructure available in every part of the UK.” mobiles expert Ernest Doku said: “This announcement by EE is great news for its customers, and is another step towards making 5G access easier across the UK.

“The extra spectrum it won in March will help improve 5G access indoors – which can be weakened by higher-frequency signals being blocked by thick walls.

“EE recently broke the bad news that it would be reintroducing mobile roaming charges in the EU, so this goes some way to soothing the sting for customers.

“EE can rightly be proud of its extensive 5G network, and with plans to cover 90 per cent of the UK by 2028, these improvements could encourage hesitant mobile users to adopt the fifth-generation technology.”

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