Friday 11 October 2019 12:01 am

BT Mobile rolls out 5G for consumer and business plans

BT has become the latest UK mobile network to launch 5G, rolling out its next-generation network in more than 20 towns and cities across the country.

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London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester are among the first locations to gain access to the network, while BT aims to reach a further 25 towns and cities by the end of the year.

The telecoms firm said its BT Plus and BT Business customers will be the first to benefit from the boosted speeds.

 “Our 5G service provides customers with a faster and more reliable connection in high demand, crowded areas across the UK at peak times,” said Marc Allera, chief executive of BT’s consumer division.

“When combined with the best fibre, the UK’s fastest 4G network and biggest wi-fi network, BT is helping consumers and businesses stay connected wherever they are and whatever they need to do.”

BT Mobile will launch four 5G plans across smartphones made by Samsung, Oppo, Oneplus and Huawei.

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The firm’s mobile service will use the 5G network launched by subsidiary EE earlier this year. Vodafone and Three have both launched their 5G services, while O2 is expected to unveil its network next week.

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