The BT-owned telecoms giant said it will be the first operator in the UK to launch the new, high-speed mobile network, with Edinburgh at the centre of the roll-out as one of just six cities to get the upgrade first.
5G technology is the next generation of mobile network and is expected to offer internet speeds several times that of the existing generation 4G.
EE said it will initially launch in six cities. Outside of Edinburgh, the others are London, Cardiff, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester, with more to follow before the end of the year and into 2020. It said it planned to reach 1,500 sites by the end of 2019. EE also announced its new 5G mobile plans would be available to pre-order from today, ahead of the launch next week.
EE boss Marc Allera said the rollout would help “keep the UK at the forefront of digital technology...”