EE will switch on its 5G services is 16 UK cities next year, starting with London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham and Manchester.
These will be followed during 2019 by Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and Bristol.
Alongside a range of 5G handsets, the network says it will launch an EE 5G Home router with external antenna, “to showcase the power of 5G for broadband”.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said: “Adding 5G to the UK’s number one 4G network will increase reliability, increase speeds, and keep our customers connected where they need it most.
“This is another milestone for the UK and for our network journey – we’ll keep evolving as we move to one, smart network for our customers.
“We have an ambition to connect our customers to 4G, 5G or WiFi 100% of the time.”