Here’s the official statement from EE.
“EE, the UK’s number one mobile network and part of BT Group, announced it is partnering with Samsung to bring Galaxy S10 5G to customers in the UK later this year.
EE is switching on 5G sites in 16 UK cities in 2019. The first launch cities will be the UK’s four capital cities – London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast – and Birmingham and Manchester.
As well as the six launch cities, through 2019 EE will also be introducing 5G across the busiest parts of ten more UK cities: Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry and Bristol.
Galaxy S10 5G on EE will champion a seamless and instantaneous mobile experience, delivering the next step in mobile connectivity.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said: “EE customers enjoy the UK’s best mobile experience today, and as leaders in 5G and converged smart networks we’ll be going even further to keep them connected wherever they go. We’ll be launching 5G across 16 UK cities this year and partnering with leading smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung to give our customers the very best experience – providing the fastest and most reliable connection when they need it the most.”
“We are excited to announce that Samsung is making 5G a reality for UK consumers by collaborating with our partners like EE.” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics, “For over a decade Samsung has spearheaded the global connectivity journey, leveraging a heritage in visionary innovation and unrivalled expertise in hardware and services. Our mobile network partnerships reflect our deep commitment to ongoing open collaboration, so that we can deliver meaningful innovation and unparalleled connectivity that will fundamentally change the way we work, communicate and live our lives.”
5G will launch this year. 2019 is going to be an awesome one!