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)
100 towns and cities live
Altrincham, Ashford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bath, Belfast, Belshill, Birkenhead, Birmingham, Borehamwood, Bransholme, Brentwood, Bristol, Bury, Cardiff, Castlereagh, Chatham, Chelmsford, Cheshunt, Chester-le-Street, Chesterfield, Chorley, Clevedon, Clifton, Clydebank, Coventry, Cumbernauld, Dartford, Dinnington, Doncaster, Dudley, Edinburgh, Epsom, Gillingham, Glasgow, Grays, Guildford, Hamilton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Huddersfield, Hull, Ilkeston, Inchinnan, Jarrow, Kimberley, Kingston-upon-Thames, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lisburn, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Loughton, Maidstone, Manchester, Milnrow, Minster, Motherwell, Newcastle, Newton-le-Willows, North Shields, Northampton, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Oldham, Paisley, Plymouth, Pontefract, 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 Abbey, Waltham Cross, Walt
8 towns and cities planned
Aberdeen, Cambridge, Derby, Gloucester, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Southampton, Worcester
O2
(check coverage)
73 towns and cities live
Aberdeen, Ashford, Banstead, Basildon, Belfast, Birmingham, Blaydon, Bradford, Bridge of Don, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Chatham, Chesterfield, Chipstead, Coventry, Dartford, Derby, Dewsbury, Dundee, Dyce, Eastbourne, Edinburgh, Esher, Gateshead, Gillingham, Glasgow, Grays, Hemel Hempstead, Huddersfield, Hull, Jarrow, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Lisburn, Liverpool, London, Lowestoft, Luton, Manchester, Mansfield, Middlesbrough, Morley, Newcastle, Newtownabbey, North Shields, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Orpington, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Rainham, Redhill, Rotherham, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sheffield, Slough, South Shields, Staines-upon-Thames, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunbury, Sunderland, Thundersley, Tynemouth, Warrington, Washington, 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)
Brentwood
Essex
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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 Abbey
Essex
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 2020)
Waltham Cross
Hertfordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Watford
Hertfordshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (November 2019)
Wickford
Essex
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (July 2020)
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)
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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)
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 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)

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)
Orpington
Greater London
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 2020)
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
Blaydon
Tyne and Wear
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 2020)
Chester-le-Street
County Durham
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 2020)
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (May 2020)
Jarrow
Tyne and Wear
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (July 2020)
O2: Live (September 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)
Tynemouth
Tyne and Wear
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 2020)
Washington
Tyne and Wear
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (July 2020)
O2: Live (September 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)
Altrincham
Greater Manchester
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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)
Chorley
Lancashire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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)
Belshill
North Lanarkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 2020)
Bishopbriggs
East Dunbartonshire
Live
(Vodafone)
Vodafone: Live (May 2020)
Bridge of Don
Aberdeen
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 2020)
Clydebank
West Dunbartonshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Cumbernauld
North Lanarkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 2020)
Dundee
Dundee
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Dyce
Aberdeen
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 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
(2 providers)
EE: Live (July 2020)
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)
Chipstead
Surrey
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 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)
Epsom
Surrey
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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)
Minster
Kent
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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)
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Kent
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 2020)
Slough
Berkshire
Live
(2 providers)
O2: Live (October 2019)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Staines-upon-Thames
Surrey
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (March 2020)
O2: Live (September 2020)
Sunbury
Surrey
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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
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)
Plymouth
Devon
Live
(4 providers)
EE: Live (July 2020)
O2: Live (June 2020)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Vodafone: Live (July 2019)
Swindon
Wiltshire
Live
(Three)
Three: Live (February 2020)
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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
(2 providers)
EE: Live (July 2020)
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)
Dewsbury
West Yorkshire
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 2020)
Dinnington
South Yorkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (March 2020)
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
Live
(2 providers)
EE: Live (July 2020)
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)
Morley
West Yorkshire
Live
(O2)
O2: Live (September 2020)
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
Live
(EE)
EE: Live (July 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 Neville,
      Thanks for your comment. Sadly, no news about 5G in Newscastle-upon-Lyme at the moment. Keep an eye on this page for updates, however.
      Ken

    • 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

    • Hi Poggy,
      Unfortunately, no news on Scarborough just yet. Do keep an eye out on this page as I’ll update it as soon as I hear anything about Scarborough.
      Ken

    • Hi Haroon,
      Thanks for your comment. Sadly, I haven’t heard any news about High Wycombe yet! Do keep your eyes peeled, however, as I’ll update this page as soon as I get any news.
      Ken

    • Hi Sarah,
      Thanks for your comment. As far as I know, 5G isn’t currently available on the Isle of Wight. Keep an eye out on this page, however, as I’ll update it as soon as 5G launches there.
      Ken

    • Hi Allan,
      Thanks for your comment. What information are you looking for specifically in a CSV? Unfortunately, I don’t believe there is currently a CSV available with 5G coverage information.
      Ken

  • Hi ken
    Do you know when 3 will expand its 5g coverage in Swindon? Or any other providers planning anything anytime soon?
    Cheers

    • Hi Jim,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, I’ve not heard any news about Swindon yet. Do keep watching this page, however, as I’ll update it as soon as I hear anything about Swindon!
      Ken

    • Hi Joyce,
      Sadly, I haven’t heard any news about Canterbury yet. I’ll update the information on this page as soon as I hear anything, so do keep posted!
      Ken

    • Hi Jason,
      Sadly, I haven’t heard any news just yet regarding 5G on EE in Doncaster and Scunthorpe. Do keep a close eye for updates on this page, however – I’ll be sure to add it as soon as they make an announcement.
      Ken

    • Hi Stuart,
      Sadly, no news yet on 5G in Oxford yet. Do keep a close eye on this page, however – we’ll update it as soon as we get any news.
      Ken

    • Hi Rob,
      Sadly, I haven’t heard anything yet about Vodafone 5G in Sheffield, though do watch this space in case things change soon! I believe the other major networks like EE, O2 and Three do have some 5G coverage in Sheffield, so it might be worth having a look at them as well to see if they’re available where you live.
      Ken

    • Hi John,
      Thanks for your comment. Sadly, I haven’t had any information about Three’s 5G service in Hull, though do watch this space in case anything is announced soon!
      Ken

  • Vodafone offering Gigafast Fibre home broadband 100 – 500 mbps speed in Milton Keynes, please advise, should we take that or wait for 5G home broadband until summer 2020. Thanks

  • Hi Ken,
    any news on Bedford? When I went to the 5g en-suite and down the checker it said Q1 2020 for three and summer 2020 for o2 in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

    • Hi Rhys,
      Sadly, I’m not aware of 5G coverage being announced for Bedford, though it has been announced for Luton in Bedfordshire (currently scheduled for summer 2020 on O2). Like you said, it has also been announced for Milton Keynes.
      Ken

  • Jon Neighbour said:

    Only a few select parts of Plymouth are covered by Vodafone 5G – and not the City Centre at all. Was planned to be properly live in September – but still not live despite them selling me a 5G router in July and telling me it was live. Very frustrating!

  • I live in zone one London, Edgware Road to be precise which is close walking distance to Baker Street and Oxford Street and still no 5G. Why I even struggle to get just 4G. So, do not tell me that London is covered because it is not, only a very small percentage is under ‘Testing’, which is a far cry from Lond 5G active.

    Unless you can guarantee a great connection that will remain solid especially after the 14 day cancelation period (you would be surprised how many connections drop after this period.) stay away from 5G until they have it configured 100% otherwise you may find yourselves tide into crapola contracts for long periods where watching buildings rise and fall will be a lot quicker than your connection speeds.

    HH

  • Wow 5g is terrible in Manchester my device is being returned on Monday looks like it will be another year till it’s up and running properly

  • Hi there,

    Can you add Walsall to the list since EE is already live in walsall and Three has confirmed that Walsall will have 5G at the same time they Launch 5G in Birmigham and Wolverhampton (End of December)

  • Hi Ken – If you look at some of the coverage maps (EE in London) it looks like almost the entire Zone 2 London is covered with some small gaps. Do you think this coverage is actually real? I haven’t read any updated articles on actually using a 5G phone since the launch back in May. Thoughts?

    • Hi Brian,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, I haven’t actually tested this out for myself on EE in Zone 2, so it’s difficult for me to comment on the completeness of coverage. My understanding, however, is that EE does have more comprehensive 5G coverage than other networks in the cities they currently serve.
      Ken

    • Hi Buggerlugs,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, the new frequency is being used to deploy 5G-NR technology, which is spectrally much more efficient than 4G-LTE. Therefore, the total amount of bandwidth should dramatically increase on the networks (which will also benefit 4G users, as some usage migrates over to 5G). Eventually, I imagine we’ll see some 4G spectrum being “upgraded” or “converted” to 5G, which will give a further increase in capacity as well – albeit, I imagine it’ll probably be about half a decade before that starts to happen.
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

    • Hi Terry,
      Sadly, I don’t think Three have announced 5G coverage for Newcastle just yet. I imagine it’ll probably come sometime next year (so far, they’ve only confirmed their 2019 launch plans).
      Ken

      • Thanks for the info Ken my contract ends in January and was hoping it was going be done too but I guess 3 will have to step up if they want to keep there clients happy

  • Hi Ken its looking like January for ee 5g in Oldham ee said the rollout is well in front of schedule across the whole of the UK but have no dates set in stone as it’s bt openreach installing it

    • Hi Jozef,
      I believe Three should have 5G in Bradford before the end of the year. O2 have also said that they’ll be launching 5G in Bradford sometime during summer 2020.
      Ken

    • Hi Ian,
      Sadly, I haven’t heard anything about Oldham yet. The good news is it’s now available in Manchester, so hopefully it’ll spread out from there and launch in Oldham soon as well.
      Ken

  • Will I have 5G available in BS6 very soon, as I noticed some Bristol postcodes already have it according to the coverage checker map ?

    • Hi Wendy,
      I believe Vodafone have started rolling out 5G coverage in Bristol. I don’t have any more information about the exact postcodes that are covered, so I’d probably just keep a close eye on their coverage map – fingers crossed this will be available in your area very soon1
      Ken

  • Veronique Almaraz said:

    Hi i have been reading about 5g and how harmful it is!!!!! There is a lot of science to prove the theory of how bad 5g is to all living things. Do you agree ? Please just do not say its safe i need prove it is and explain why other scientist and tecs say its harmful. I have seen many videos and articles about how harmful 5g is…would love for Ken to comment since he is a graduate from Imperial college and would know . Hopefully he gets back to us. As i am a concern parent for my boys.

    • Hi Veronique,
      There’s a lot of misinformation out there on potential health risks of 5G, and I definitely don’t think there’s anything you need to worry about here 🙂 Firstly, 5G is just a new technical standard that your mobile phone can use to communicate with the networks. Like other types of networks, it’s a radio-based technology (just like Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G, 4G, FM radio, TV, Bluetooth, etc). Currently, 5G mobile networks use radio waves around 3.4-3.6GHz. This sits in the middle of two frequencies that have been used for Wi-Fi for many years (2.4GHz and 5GHz). It’s non-ionising radiation with low energy (and certainly far too little to interfere with cells).
      Ken

    • Hi Charlie,
      I haven’t heard anything about these areas just yet. Fingers crossed, and we’ll keep this page updated as soon as there’s an announcement 🙂
      Ken

  • Can you add Walsall onto the List… Three has already confirmed it’s planning to bring 5G to walsall. Three is planning 5G in walsall at the end of 2019

    • Hi Emma,
      We’ll add Walsall to this list as soon as a launch date for 5G has been confirmed! I don’t believe Walsall is currently on the list of towns & cities with a confirmed launched date for 5G on Three (though do let me know if I’m mistaken and if they’ve announced it somewhere else).
      Thanks,
      Ken

  • Muhammad Rashid said:

    hi Ken
    how much area cover 5G tower as i am living in the middle of your 2 mentioned towns where Newcastle is about 8 miles and Sunderland is about 12 miles away?
    And when 5G will be available like 4G
    Thanks

    • Hi Muhammad,
      Thanks for your comment. The best way to check this is by using the relevant coverage checker for your network. Just tap on the relevant “check coverage” link for your mobile network here. You’ll be able to enter your postcode, to see if 5G coverage is available where you live.
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

    • Hi John,
      Sadly, no mobile network has yet announced a launch date for 5G for Walsall 🙁 However, I’ll make sure this guide is listed as soon as they do!
      Ken

  • Paul Faulkner said:

    My home near Bognor Regis is to be a safe haven as I am told the local council has no plans for using 5G for street lights. However my same question regarding 5G towers etc has not yet been answered, maybe ignored? plenty of towers appearing!!
    I belong to the Bognor ‘Stop 5g group’ and have today written to my doctors surgery to ensure they are aware of the dangers of 5G.
    Thank you for the great work, please continue for the sake of everyone.

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