In the UK, 5G coverage is available in over 160 towns and cities. Further locations are due to get 5G in 2020. Find out when 5G networks will launch in your area.

The introduction of 5G mobile networks is rapidly gaining pace, with 5G coverage now available in 167 UK towns and cities. More than 20 other locations have a confirmed launch date for 5G and further locations are expected to be announced very soon.

In this article, we’ll help you to keep track of where 5G coverage is available and which 5G mobile networks you’re able to use in each area. We’re monitoring the latest 5G announcements from EE, O2, Three and Vodafone in order to keep this guide up-to-date for your town or city.

If you’re living in a 5G coverage area and would like a 5G-ready price plan, see our guide to 5G SIM-only deals. At the time of writing, you can get a 5G price plan from £5/month. This will also work on 3G & 4G networks until 5G coverage finally launches in your area.

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Overview: 5G Coverage By Network

  • EE
  • O2
  • Three
  • Vodafone

In the UK, there are four network coverage providers: EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. Each of the network coverage providers is currently going through the process of rolling out a 5G mobile service. This will deliver greater network capacity, lower latency and faster download speeds.

The following table gives a summary of the key announcements so far as to which towns and cities you’ll be able to use 5G coverage in:

5G NetworkCurrently LivePlanned & Announced
EE
(check coverage)
80 towns and cities live
Ashton-under-Lyne, Bath, Belfast, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Borehamwood, Bransholme, Bristol, Bury, Cardiff, Castlereagh, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Chesterfield, Clevedon, Clifton, Clydebank, Coventry, Dartford, Dinnington, Dudley, Edinburgh, Gillingham, Glasgow, Grays, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Huddersfield, Hull, Inchinnan, Kimberley, Kingston-upon-Thames, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lisburn, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Loughton, Maidstone, Manchester, Milnrow, Motherwell, Newcastle, Newton-le-Willows, North Shields, Northampton, Nottingham, Oldham, Paisley, Potters Bar, Rochdale, Rochester, Romford, Rotherham, Rugeley, Salford, Sheffield, Solihull, South Shields, Southend-on-Sea, Staines-upon-Thames, Stevenage, Stirling, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Swadlincote, Sydenham, Wakefield, Walsall, Waltham Cross, Watford, West Bromwich, Westhoughton, Weybridge, Wolverhampton
9 towns and cities planned
Aberdeen, Cambridge, Derby, Gloucester, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Worcester
O2
(check coverage)
60 towns and cities live
Aberdeen, Ashford, Banstead, Basildon, Belfast, Birmingham, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Chatham, Chesterfield, Coventry, Dartford, Derby, Dundee, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Esher, Gateshead, Gillingham, Glasgow, Grays, Hemel Hempstead, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lisburn, Liverpool, London, Lowestoft, Luton, Manchester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Newtownabbey, North Shields, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Rainham, Redhill, Rotherham, Sheffield, Slough, South Shields, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunbury, Sunderland, Thundersley, Warrington, Weybridge, Windsor, Worthing, York
14 towns and cities planned
Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Eton, Guildford, Hove, Kingston-upon-Thames, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Wolverhampton
Three
(check coverage)
68 towns and cities live
Aberdeen, Abingdon-on-Thames, Aldershot, Aldridge, Balloch, Barrow-in-Furness, Basildon, Bath, Bedford, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Blackpool, Borehamwood, Bradford, Brighton, Brookmans Park, Cannock, Cardiff, Chatham, Clayton-le-Woods, Coventry, Crawley, Cullingworth, Derby, Doncaster, Dundee, Glasgow, Gorebridge, Grays, Grimsby, Guildford, Heanor, Hedge End, Hemel Hempstead, Huddersfield, Inchinnan, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Leyland, Liverpool, London, Lower Stondon, Luton, Maidstone, Manchester, Mansfield, Motherwell, Neston, Newquay, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Peterborough, Plymouth, Preston, Reading, Redcar, Royston, Sheffield, Slough, St Albans, Stevenage, Swadlincote, Swindon, Telford, Westhoughton, Wickford, Wigan
0 towns and cities planned
Vodafone
(check coverage)
45 towns and cities live
Ambleside, Bebington, Belfast, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Bishopbriggs, Bolton, Bootle, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheadle, Droylsden, Eccles, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Guildford, Horwich, Huyton-with-Roby, Isle of Scilly, Kingswood, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Llandudno, London, Manchester, Mangotsfield, Newbury, Paisley, Penarth, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Prestwich, Reading, Rochdale, Salford, Solihull, Southampton, Stockport, Stoke-on-Trent, Stretford, Wallasey, Warrington, Wolverhampton
2 towns and cities planned
Blackpool, Bournemouth

In addition to the four network coverage providers, it’s also possible to use 5G coverage on the following mobile networks:

  • BT Mobile offers 5G coverage using the EE network. You’ll need a 5G-ready price plan on BT Mobile.
  • Sky Mobile offers 5G coverage using the O2 network. There’s no extra charge when you join the Sky VIP loyalty programme. Otherwise, it’ll cost you an extra £5/month.
  • Tesco Mobile offers 5G coverage using the O2 network. You’ll need a 5G-ready price plan.
  • VOXI offers 5G coverage using the Vodafone network. You’ll need to be using their endless data plan to get access to 5G.

5G Coverage In Major Towns & Cities

Unsurprising, it’s the UK’s largest towns and cities that are getting 5G coverage before the rest of the country.

At the time of writing, all 15 of the UK’s largest towns and cities have a 5G signal available. However, due to the staggered roll-out of 5G, different 5G mobile networks may be available in each city. This is summarised in the table below:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
LondonLive
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (August 2019)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
BirminghamLive
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
GlasgowLive
(4 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
LiverpoolLive
(4 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
BristolLive
(3 providers)
EE: Live (October 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
ManchesterLive
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
SheffieldLive
(3 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
LeedsLive
(4 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
EdinburghLive
(3 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
LeicesterLive
(3 providers)
EE: Live (October 2019)
O2: Live (November 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
CoventryLive
(3 providers)
EE: Live (October 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
BradfordLive
(2 providers)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
CardiffLive
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
BelfastLive
(3 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
NottinghamLive
(3 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)

Read on to find out more about 5G coverage in different regions of the UK.

5G Coverage: By Region

Eastern England

In the East of England, 5G coverage is available in a number of locations including Ipswich, Luton, Norwich, Peterborough and Watford.

It will launch in further locations during 2020 with Cambridge already being confirmed to get 5G coverage later in the year:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
EE: Planned (2020)
Basildon
Essex
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Bedford
Bedfordshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (May 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Chelmsford
Essex
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Cheshunt
Hertfordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Grays
Essex
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (May 2020)
Harlow
Essex
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Ipswich
Suffolk
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Loughton
Essex
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Lower Stondon
Bedfordshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Lowestoft
Suffolk
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (May 2020)
Luton
Bedfordshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (March 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Norwich
Norfolk
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Potters Bar
Hertfordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Rainham
Essex
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Royston
Hertfordshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (May 2020)
St Albans
Hertfordshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Stevenage
Hertfordshrie
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Three: Live (May 2020)
Thundersley
Essex
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Waltham Cross
Hertfordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Watford
Hertfordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Wickford
Essex
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
Planned &
Announced
EE: Planned (2020)
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Colchester
Essex
Not Yet
Announced

East Midlands

In the East Midlands, 5G coverage is currently live in locations such as Derby, Leicester, Northampton and Nottingham. At present, EE has the most comprehensive 5G coverage in the region, with O2 and Three following closely behind.

The following locations within the East Midlands have access to 5G coverage:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Derby
Derbyshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (May 2020)
EE: Planned (2020)
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (May 2020)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Clifton
Nottinghamshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Heanor
Derbyshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Kimberley
Nottinghamshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Leicester
Leicestershire
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (October 2019)
O2: Live (November 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Loughborough
Leicestershire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (May 2020)
Three: Live (May 2020)
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
O2: Live (March 2020)
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Swadlincote
Derbyshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
Not Yet
Announced

London

Unsurprisingly, London has been the epicentre of the UK’s 5G coverage roll out.

All four mobile networks offer 5G coverage in London. However, coverage across the city can still be patchy in some places so it’s worth double-checking this for the areas where you live and work. You can do this on the EE, O2, Three and Vodafone websites.

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Kingston-upon-Thames
Greater London
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
London
London
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (August 2019)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Romford
Greater London
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Sydenham
Greater London
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)

North East England

In the North East of England, 5G coverage launched in Newcastle and Sunderland on EE’s network in December 2019.

5G coverage is also available in a number of other locations as follows:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (May 2020)
Middlesbrough
North Yorkshire
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Newcastle
Tyne and Wear
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
O2: Live (May 2020)
Redcar
North Yorkshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
O2: Live (May 2020)
Sunderland
Tyne and Wear
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (June 2020)

North West England

At the time of writing, 5G coverage is available in locations such as Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster and Warrington.

The most comprehensive 5G coverage in the region is available on Vodafone and EE. However, the exact locations covered vary on each mobile network so you should double check before choosing a 5G price plan:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Birkenhead
Merseyside
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Blackpool
Lancashire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
O2: Planned (January 2020)
Vodafone: Planned (2020)
Ambleside
Cumbria
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
Ashton-under-Lyne
Greater Manchester
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Bebington
Merseyside
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Bolton
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Bootle
Merseyside
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Bury
Greater Manchester
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Cheadle
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
Clayton-le-Woods
Lancashire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Droylsden
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Eccles
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Horwich
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Huyton-with-Roby
Merseyside
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Lancaster
Lancashire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Leyland
Lancashire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Liverpool
Merseyside
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Manchester
Greater Manchester
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Milnrow
Greater Manchester
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Neston
Cheshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Newton-le-Willows
Merseyside
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (May 2020)
Oldham
Greater Manchester
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Preston
Lancashire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Prestwich
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Rochdale
Greater Manchester
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
Salford
Greater Manchester
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Stockport
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
Stretford
Greater Manchester
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Wallasey
Merseyside
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Warrington
Cheshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Westhoughton
Greater Manchester
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (May 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Wigan
Greater Manchester
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Blackburn
Lancashire
Not Yet
Announced
Sale
Greater Manchester
Not Yet
Announced
St Helens
Merseyside
Not Yet
Announced

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, 5G coverage is currently available in Belfast on the EE, O2 and Vodafone networks. You can also get 5G coverage in Lisburn and Castlereagh:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Belfast
County Antrim
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
Castlereagh
County Down
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Lisburn
County Antrim
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (November 2019)
Newtownabbey
County Antrim
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)

Scotland

5G coverage is currently available in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee as well as smaller towns including Hamilton, Motherwell and Paisley. The locations covered by each mobile network differ so it’s worth checking this before you buy a 5G plan.

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
EE: Planned (2020)
Bishopbriggs
East Dunbartonshire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
Clydebank
West Dunbartonshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Dundee
Dundee
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
Glasgow
Glasgow
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Gorebridge
Midlothian
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Hamilton
South Lanarkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Inchinnan
Renfrewshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (May 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Motherwell
North Lanarkshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Paisley
Renfrewshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (May 2020)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Stirling
Stirling
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (May 2020)

South East England

The following towns and cities in South East England have 5G coverage, either already live or currently planned and announced:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Guildford
Surrey
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
O2: Planned (January 2020)
Newbury
Berkshire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Portsmouth
Hampshire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
EE: Planned (2020)
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Reading
Berkshire
Live
(2 providers)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
O2: Planned (January 2020)
Southampton
Hampshire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
EE: Planned (2020)
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Abingdon-on-Thames
Oxfordshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Aldershot
Hampshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Ashford
Kent
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Banstead
Surrey
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Brighton
East Sussex
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Brookmans Park
Hertfordshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Chatham
Kent
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (May 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Crawley
West Sussex
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Dartford
Kent
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Eastbourne
East Sussex
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (March 2020)
Esher
Surrey
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Gatwick
West Sussex
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Gillingham
Kent
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Hedge End
Hampshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Maidstone
Kent
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Redhill
Surrey
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Rochester
Kent
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Slough
Berkshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Staines-upon-Thames
Surrey
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Sunbury
Surrey
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Weybridge
Surrey
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (May 2020)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Windsor
Berkshire
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Worthing
West Sussex
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Eton
Berkshire
Planned &
Announced
O2: Planned (January 2020)
Hove
East Sussex
Planned &
Announced
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
Planned &
Announced
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Basingstoke
Hampshire
Not Yet
Announced
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
Not Yet
Announced
Woking
Surrey
Not Yet
Announced

South West England

In the South West of England, 5G coverage is currently available in Bristol, Bath, Plymouth and Swindon. It’s also available in the following locations:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Plymouth
Devon
Live
(3 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
EE: Planned (2020)
Bath
Somerset
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Bristol
Bristol
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (October 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Clevedon
Somerset
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Isle of Scilly
Cornwall
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Kingswood
Gloucestershire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
Mangotsfield
Bristol
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Newquay
Cornwall
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Swindon
Wiltshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Bournemouth
Dorset
Planned &
Announced
O2: Planned (January 2020)
Vodafone: Planned (2020)
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
Planned &
Announced
EE: Planned (2020)
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
Not Yet
Announced
Exeter
Devon
Not Yet
Announced
Poole
Dorset
Not Yet
Announced

Wales

At present, all mobile networks have 5G coverage available in Cardiff.

5G is also available in the following Welsh towns and cities:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Llandudno
Clwyd
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Penarth
South Glamorgan
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Newport
Gwent
Not Yet
Announced
Swansea
West Glamorgan
Not Yet
Announced

West Midlands

5G mobile coverage is currently available in a number of locations including Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Lichfield, Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, and Wolverhampton:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
O2: Planned (Summer 2020)
Aldridge
West Midlands
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (May 2020)
Birmingham
West Midlands
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (May 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Cannock
Staffordshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Cheadle
Staffordshire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
Coventry
West Midlands
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (October 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Dudley
West Midlands
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Lichfield
Staffordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Nuneaton
Warwickshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Rugeley
Staffordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Solihull
West Midlands
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Vodafone: Live (October 2019)
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Telford
Shropshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (May 2020)
Walsall
West Midlands
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
West Bromwich
West Midlands
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Worcester
Worcestershire
Planned &
Announced
EE: Planned (2020)

Yorkshire and the Humber

5G coverage is currently live in cities such as Bradford, Hull, Leeds and Sheffield. It’s also either currently available or planned to launch in the following towns and cities around Yorkshire and the Humber:

Town/City5G Status5G Networks
Bradford
West Yorkshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Bransholme
East Riding of Yorkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Cullingworth
West Yorkshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Dinnington
South Yorkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Grimsby
Lincolnshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (November 2019)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Hull
East Riding of Yorkshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Leeds
West Yorkshire
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (January 2020)
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Royston
South Yorkshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Live
(3 providers)
EE: Live (December 2019)
O2: Live (December 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
York
North Yorkshire
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Which mobile networks offer 5G coverage in the UK?
In the UK, 5G coverage is currently available on the following mobile networks:
Where can I find a 5G coverage map for the UK?
You can see a 5G coverage map for each mobile network by following the relevant link and entering your postcode:
In which towns and cities is 5G coverage available?
5G coverage is currently available in more than 160 UK towns and cities including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Sheffield and others. See the table here for a list of 5G locations that are live on each network.
What are the benefits of 5G coverage?
5G coverage offers greater network capacity so download speeds are much less likely to slow down in busy or congested areas. It also offers lower latency (~10ms) and faster download speeds (around 150-200Mbit/s on today’s 5G networks).
How much does it cost to get a 5G price plan?
At present, it’s possible to get a 5G SIM-only deal from as little as £5/month. Unlimited data is also available on a range of 5G plans, currently starting from £18/month.

More Information

If you’d like to get started on a 5G price plan, see our guide to 5G SIM Only deals. Alternatively, you can visit your mobile network’s website for more information about their 5G plans (e.g. see the EE, O2, Three and Vodafone websites).

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    • Hi Andrea,
      Sadly, no news on these locations just yet. However, both O2 and Vodafone say they’ll be launching 5G in Bournemouth later this year. It’s possible they might extend that to cover Poole as well.
      Ken

    • Hi Stewart,
      Thanks for your comment. Do you know which mobile network has placed 5G masts in Aylesbury? I’ve not heard anything official about this location just yet, but the fact that a couple of masts are going up is a good sign that we’ll hopefully see something in the next few months!
      Ken

    • Hi Fatma,
      Unfortunately, I’ve not heard anything about Ashford yet. Do watch this space as I’ll update the page as soon as there’s news.
      Ken

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