EE offers 5G home broadband from £45 per month. You’ll get the 5GEE Home Router 2021 with average download speeds of 146Mbps on 5G.

If you’re looking for superfast home broadband with no need for a phone line, EE now offers a 5G home broadband service from £45 per month. Powered by the latest 5GEE Home Router 2021, it offers an average download speed of 146Mbps on EE’s 5G network. You can use this to connect up to 64 devices at home to the internet.

In this article, we’ll review EE’s 5G home broadband and the 5GEE Home Router 2021 that’s provided on the service. We’ll also compare it to alternative services, including both fibre broadband and other 5G home broadband plans.

Prices From: £45 per month
Contract Length: 18 month contract
Download Speed: 146Mbps average download speed
Will vary based on the signal strength & coverage in your area
Router: 5GEE Home Router 2021
Coverage: 50% of UK households (check your postcode)

EE 5G Home Broadband Plans

If you’re looking for a convenient alternative to fibre broadband, EE offers a 5G home broadband service in the UK.

Powered by EE’s superfast 5G network, it can give you an average download speed of 146Mbps with no need for a phone line. You can set it up yourself without an engineer visit, and there’s a choice of plans available depending on how much data you require.

5GEE Router 2021 Plans

At present, EE offers 5G home broadband plans from £45 per month on the 5GEE Home Router 2021. Their entry-level £45/month plan comes with 500GB data, or you can upgrade to the £50/month plan with unlimited 5G data.

The following table shows EE’s 5G home broadband plans:

ServiceData AllowanceContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price

5GEE Home
500GB Data18 month contract£50£45/month

5GEE Home
Unlimited Data18 month contract£50£50/month

To put the data allowances into perspective, the average UK household consumed 429GB of data per month on their home broadband connection in 2020 (up from 315GB in 2019). For this reason, we’d normally recommend choosing the unlimited data plan. However, the 500GB per month plan can also be a good option if your household tends to use less data or fewer devices than average.

If you choose the unlimited data plan on 5GEE Home, it’s worth being aware of EE’s 1000GB per month fair use limit:

Personal, non-commercial use only. We will consider usage above 1000GB/month to be non-personal use and have the right to apply traffic management controls to deprioritise your mobile traffic during busy periods or to move you to a business plan.

If you’re also an EE pay monthly mobile customer, you’ll get a mobile data boost when you sign up for 5GEE Home. This gives you an extra 20GB of data on your EE phone plan every month, for as long as you have 5GEE Home broadband.

EE 5G Broadband Speeds

With EE’s 5G home broadband, the download speeds available will depend on the signal strength and coverage in your area. You can use EE’s online coverage map to get an idea of what the signal is like where you live.

EE says the average download speed on their 5G network is 146Mbps. This average speed is for all users across the UK and it does not take your individual location into account.

Check EE 5G Broadband Coverage →

The exact placement of your 5GEE Home Router can also make a major difference to the speeds available (ideally, you should place the router near an upstairs window that faces in the direction of your local mast). In addition, using an external antenna can improve the speeds and the reliability of your 5G broadband service.

5GEE Home vs EE Fibre Broadband

If you’re able to get EE’s full fibre broadband where you live, this will normally give you better performance at a lower price than on 5GEE Home.

As a comparison, you’ll currently pay £30.99 per month for EE Full Fibre 150 with an average download speed of 150Mbps. This comes with unlimited data and no fair usage limits on how much you can download. In contrast, you’ll pay £50 per month for unlimited data on 5GEE Home, with an average download speed of 146Mbps and a fair use limit of 1,000GB per month.

The following table shows EE’s full fibre plans:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
EE
EE Full Fibre 150
150Mbps download24 month contract£31.99£30.99/month
EE
EE Full Fibre 300
300Mbps download24 month contract£0£34.99/month
EE
EE Full Fibre 500
500Mbps download24 month contract£0£39.99/month
EE
EE Full Fibre Gigabit
900Mbps download24 month contract£0£44.99/month
EE
EE Full Fibre 1.6 Gigabit
1600Mbps download24 month contract£0£64.99/month

In addition, when you choose EE’s fibre broadband service, there are a range of cheaper fibre broadband plans available from only £29.99 per month:

ServiceAverage SpeedContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price
(may rise during contract)
EE
EE Fibre 67
67Mbps download24 month contract£0£29.99/month
EE
EE Full Fibre 74
74Mbps download24 month contract£0£29.99/month
EE
EE Fibre 36
36Mbps download24 month contract£31.99£29.99/month
EE
EE Fibre 50
50Mbps download24 month contract£31.99£34.99/month

For more information, see our in-depth EE broadband review.

5GEE Home Router 2021

When you sign up for EE’s 5G home broadband, you’ll now receive the 5GEE Home Router 2021. This connects to EE’s 5G network, producing a Wi-Fi network from it that your other devices are able to connect to.

You can use the 5GEE Home Router 2021 to connect up to 64 devices to the internet at the same time. You’ll get up to 30 metres of wi-fi range from it, with support for the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology included (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax). There are also two Gigabit Ethernet sockets included, which can be used for connecting wired devices to your home network (including mesh wi-fi systems).

If you’d like to use an external antenna to improve your 5G coverage, the 5GEE Home Router 2021 has 4 TS-9 external antenna ports.

The following table shows the full technical specifications of the 5GEE Home Router 2021:

5GEE Home
(EE 5GEE Home Router 2021)
Home Broadband Plans
Price:From £45/month
Data:500GB - Unlimited
Unlimited Data:£50/month
Contract Length:18 months
Mobile Connectivity
5G Connectivity:Up to 4670 Mbps download
5G Bands:5G NR bands TBC
4G Download Speed:Up to 1600 Mbps download
4G Bands:LTE bands TBC
External Antenna:Yes, 4x TS-9 connectors
Home Network Connectivity
Dual-Band Wi-Fi:Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity:802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Wi-Fi Devices:Up to 64 devices
Ethernet:2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Other
Dimensions:13.1 x 22.7 x 13.3 cm
Weight:650g
Model:EE 5GEE Home Router 2021
Colour:White
More Information:See shop.ee.co.uk

The 5GEE Home Router 2021 is manufactured by Zyxel, It is based on a white-label version of the Zyxel NR5103. It replaces the older Huawei 5G CPE Pro router (H112-370) which was previously offered to customers on 5GEE Home.

Alternatives

If you’re looking for an alternative 5G home broadband service, you’ll currently get much better value on Three Broadband.

On Three, you can pay as little as £24/month for unlimited 5G home broadband. This makes it significantly cheaper than 5GEE Home. The downside, however, is that Three’s 5G home broadband is only available in selected postcodes across the UK.

ServiceData AllowanceContract LengthUpfront PriceMonthly Price

Three 5G Hub
Unlimited Data24 month contract£0£12/month
for 6 months,
then £24 per month

Three 5G Hub
Unlimited Data1 month contract£0£28/month

See all Three Broadband deals →

You can also get 5G home broadband from Vodafone on their GigaCube service. Plans currently start from £30 per month for 100GB of data. To get unlimited 5G data, you’ll need to pay £60 per month.

For more information, see our in-depth guide to 5G home broadband in the UK. You can also consider a 4G home broadband solution if you don’t need the faster speeds offered by 5G.

Coverage & Availability

EE’s 5G home broadband uses a wireless 5G connection to get broadband into your home (or a 4G connection if 5G isn’t available in your area). This is different from traditional fixed-line home broadband services, where a phone line or cable is used to deliver broadband into your home.

At present, EE says their 5G network covers around 50% of the UK’s population (mainly restricted to larger towns and cities). In addition, their 4G network covers 99% of the UK’s population and around 85% of the UK’s landmass.

Before you sign up for 5GEE Home, it’s important to double-check the coverage in your area. You can do this by entering your postcode on EE’s online coverage map:

Check EE Coverage (ee.co.uk) →

If you prefer, you can use EE’s combined coverage checker which will check for 4G broadband, 5G broadband and fibre broadband at your address. It will also show you the speeds and data plans available on each service.

For more information, see our EE broadband review. There’s also more information in our guide to EE’s mobile coverage in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does 5G home broadband cost on EE?
You can get EE’s 5G home broadband from £45 per month. For this, you'll get 500GB of data and average download speeds of 146Mbps. If you want unlimited data, you’ll need to pay £50 per month.

It’s worth comparing this against other 4G home broadband deals and other 5G home broadband deals. For instance, Three only charges £24/month for unlimited 5G home broadband.

What speeds will I get on EE’s 5G home broadband?
According to EE, the average download speed on their 5G home broadband is 146Mbps. However, this can vary depending on your location and depending on the quality of the 5G coverage available where you are.
How many devices can I use with EE’s 5G home broadband?
You can connect up to 64 devices wirelessly to your 5GEE Home Router 2021 (such as your laptop, tablet, smartphone, smart TV or other smart home devices). Additionally, you can connect a further 2 devices to the router using a Gigabit Ethernet connection.
What coverage will I get on 5GEE Home?
At present, EE offers 50% population coverage across the UK on their 5G network. You can use their online coverage map to see whether 5G is available in your area.

More Information

For more information about EE’s 5G home broadband, please see EE’s website.

You may also find it useful to read our EE broadband review and our guide to 5G home broadband in the UK.

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  • Note – 5G is disabled on EE’s cheap PAYG “pack” sims. It is available only on their pay-monthly plans. There is no mention of this on their website, in their T’s and C’s or on the promotional packaging supplied with the sims. Their third party vendors will happily sell you one of these sims claiming they are 5G enabled. If you’re looking for a sim to test EE’s 5G speeds, avoid these

  • Brian Davie said:

    I’m looking to replace my landline broadband at home with a mobile function so I can have the best of both worlds and have broadband at my own home through the week and my holiday home at the weekends.
    I will be using it to connect three mobiles for internet browsing and sky q tv
    What can you recommend that will give me the best service , both my home and holiday home have great are and Vodaphone coverage
    Both my holiday home and home have great EE and Vodaphone coverage
    Thank you

  • Hi Ken
    could you put the EE 5g sim £39 into HTC 5g Router to get over the data cap
    as the law has no changed regarding type of sim / device
    BTW great information

    • Hi David,
      Thanks for your comment. Indeed, you can do this if you like. However, you’ll need to keep a close eye on their fair usage limit, which prevents you from tethering more than 12 devices at the same time. I’m not quite sure how they track and enforce that, but it’s worth bearing in mind if you use the unlimited data SIM.
      Ken

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