Mobile network provider EE has announced that Edinburgh will be one of six cities across the country chosen for the first phase of the launch, which will take place by mid-2019.
With the number of residents, businesses and visitors to the city growing...This will help meet this demand while ensuring Edinburgh remains one of the most connected cities in the UK...Adam McVey, Leader, The City of Edinburgh Council
A spokesman for EE said that 5G will give customers in the busiest parts of the UK more capacity on their devices and a faster and more reliable mobile experience with a better data connection.
EE is building 5G in the UK’s busiest places, where the power of 5G technology can really make a difference by providing a more reliable data connection even in the biggest crowds.
Michael Matheson, Scottish Government cabinet secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, said: “Commercial rollout of 5G by EE and the other mobile network operators supports our wider ambition of Scotland having an early advantage of this new and emerging technology."
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s consumer division, said: “Our 5G trials are going well, giving us valuable insight into both the performance of the new technology and the challenges of upgrading sites with this new equipment. We’re confident that we can bring 5G to the busiest parts of Edinburgh and the UK in 2019..."