A MOBILE phone network has launched 5G in Glasgow giving its customers access to the latest technology.

EE will also switch on 5G in Hamilton after first launching the service in Edinburgh in May.

Jane Wood, BT Group director for Scotland, said: “It’s great to see Glasgow and Hamilton amongst the first locations in the UK to welcome 5G. The new technology will enable a faster, more reliable mobile connection for both consumers and businesses in the area and is set to play a pivotal role in our lives.”

Glasgow Times:

Stuart Patrick, chief executive of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, added: “We welcome plans to strengthen the city’s digital infrastructure, using technology to remain competitive, attract inward investment and develop the region’s overall skills base.

“5G will bring in a new era where everyone and everything is better connected, creating extensive opportunities for local businesses, students and residents – enabling ultrafast internet access to drive forward innovation across key sectors.”

Glasgow Times:

According to the latest 5G testing by RootMetrics, EE’s 5G network achieved the highest average download speed and 5G availability in London, Birmingham, and Cardiff. RootMetrics’ availability’ measure shows how often devices connected to 5G during download testing across each city.

EE has 5G in more places in the UK than other networks and is targeting 5G connectivity in 45 cities and large towns by the end of the year.