BT owned telecoms giant EE are to launch their new 5G high speed mobile network on 30 May.
The launch will start in six cities, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast, other cities will follow later this year and throughout 2020.
5G technology is the next generation of mobile network offering higher speeds than the current 4G, EE are planning to reach 1,500 this year.
With the 5G launch next week the operator said the new 5G mobile plans will be available to pre-order from Wednesday.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said: “This is the start of the UK’s 5G journey and great news for our customers that want and need the best connections. We’ve started with 5G in some of the busiest parts of the UK, the widest range of 5G devices in the UK, and plans that give customers the best mobile connection and great benefits.
“We’re adding 5G to the UK’s number one 4G network to increase reliability, increase speeds, and keep our customers connected where they need it most. 5G will create new experiences with augmented reality, make our customers’ lives easier, and help launch entirely new businesses that we haven’t even imagined. We’re upgrading more than 100 sites to 5G every month from today to connect more places to what 5G can enable.
“Our partnerships with Google and Niantic are just the start of our commitment to work with the most innovative and exciting companies in the world to ensure that EE customers are the first to benefit from the exciting new experiences that 5G will bring.”
Vodafone are to launch 5G across seven cities on 3 July and by the end of the year another 12 cities will follow.