EE switches on 5G in Halifax

EE has announced it has switched on 5G in Halifax, bringing the latest technology to more people in Yorkshire on its network.

Halifax is among 13 new towns announced by EE to receive 5G. EE has already brought its next generation mobile network to more than a dozen places across Yorkshire and The Humber, including Leeds, Huddersfield, Sheffield and Wakefield.

EE launched the UK’s first 5G service in May 2019 and has now expanded to 125 towns and cities across the UK. The mobile network operator was also today named the UK’s no.1 network for gaming. According to the latest independent testing by RootMetrics, EE’s network recorded the fastest aggregate median download speed of any network, the lowest packet loss, and the lowest jitter during Rootmetrics UK-wide testing.

Network insights from EE show increased appetite for mobile gaming. The launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in November 2020 saw peak traffic for gaming services increase by more than 50 per cent compared to the same time the month before. Mobile traffic for PlayStation alone increased almost three-fold between October and November 2020.