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Three key benefits of 5G explained 

13th May 2019

5G is fast approaching and we can’t wait for you to experience all the benefits it brings when we turn 5G on in our six launch cities.

But what are the big benefits of 5G? These are our top three reasons to get excited.

A better connection in busy places

If you’ve ever struggled to get online while at a music festival or in a stadium, even though you appear to have a full signal, you’ll know how frustrating it is when your content eventually uploads much later, or sometimes not at all. This happens when too many people try to connect in one place at the same time – networks reach their limit, and everything slows down.

With 5G, our network will give you a more reliable connection in the busiest places and at the busiest times. That’s because 5G has a greater bandwidth than 4G and can support more devices. So you can stream sports in a stadium, download videos at a busy train station and share photos while partying at a music festival.

Faster speeds, better quality

5G gives you faster mobile speeds than ever before, making everyday tasks on your smartphone feel super-quick.

You’ll be able to download films onto your phone in seconds instead of minutes, so if you’re stuck for something to watch on the way home from work you can quickly fill up your phone with the latest blockbusters and box sets. You’ll be able to stream in the highest resolutions, so you can watch the big sporting events in all their glory, and you’ll enjoy smoother and better overall video calls.

Not to mention that EE already has the UK’s best and most capable 4G network with the highest speeds and widest coverage. 5G adds an additional layer to our network. 

Instant connection

5G gives you an almost instant internet connection. So whether you want to play a video, load an app, or control smart devices in your home, everything feels super-quick with 5G.

The faster speeds at which our 5G network responds to your commands is really important for gamers, because it responds even more quickly to your button commands. What’s more, 5G opens up exciting possibilities for new augmented and virtual reality experiences, which could transform the way you play games on the move.

Find out everything you need to know about 5G > 

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