EE has switched on its 5G network in York today (Thursday).
The city is one of 35 locations across the UK getting the new service.
Residents, businesses, and visitors to York “can now benefit from the fast speeds, low latency and increased reliability of EE’s 5G network”, the company says.
The phone network has also added outdoor 5G coverage to some of the UK’s most popular tourist landmarks, including York Minster & York Museum Gardens.
EE says tests by RootMetrics show its 5G availability is higher than all other networks in the UK’s four capital cities – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.
EE is part of the BT Group. The chief executive of BT’s consumer division, Marc Allera, said: “We’ve announced that we’ve switched on our award-winning 5G network in a further 35 towns and cities across the UK, fulfilling the commitment we set last year to double our 5G place count.
“With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions expected in the coming weeks and months, the increased capacity and faster speeds of our 5G network will ensure our customers stay connected as footfall starts to increase in historically busy places.”