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In a move that the incumbent telco says marks its continued commitment to deliver best connections, service and customer experience, BT has revealed that it is to launch 5G services in the UK this autumn.

BT 5G 3July2019BT Plus customers will be the first BT mobile customers to have an option to upgrade to 5G, a move which BT claims it the first UK provider to offer 5G as part of a converged mobile and broadband package.

5G from BT Mobile will use the EE 5G network, which launched in May in six UK cities. 5G will be rolled out to the busiest parts of a further ten cities across the UK by the end of 2019. This will see coverage in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and Bristol by December.

“We’re bringing together the best fibre and mobile connections to help keep our customers connected, both on the go and at home,” said Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, explaining the move.

“Launching 5G for BT customers will give them the opportunity to experience the fastest mobile speeds in the busiest areas of the UK, and our BT Plus customers will have the first opportunity to sign up for 5G.”