Bridgend County Borough Council leader Huw David has welcomed the launch of a new 5G service in Porthcawl.

EE announced today (Tuesday, October 13) it has switched on its 5G network in 12 new towns and cities across the UK, including Porthcawl, Aberdeen, Blackpool and Oxford.

The company, part of BT Group, launched the UK’s first 5G service in May 2019 with Cardiff becoming one of the first cities in the UK to receive 5G at the time.

Nick Speed, BT Group’s Director in Wales, said: “It’s great to see Porthcawl being among the first locations in Wales to get 5G. The new technology will enable a faster, more reliable mobile connection for consumers and businesses in the town.

“We know that demands for data from consumers and businesses are continuing to increase, so the arrival of 5G in Porthcawl will make sure it’s ahead of the game in terms of connectivity and competitiveness.”

Bridgend County Borough Council leader Huw David said “We’re pleased that Porthcawl is among the first locations in Wales to be connected to 5G.

“The challenges we have all faced this year has meant digital communications have taken on an even more important role. I am sure that 5G will offer a number of new opportunities for people who live and work in Porthcawl.

“It’s an exciting time for Porthcawl, especially given the upcoming regeneration of Porthcawl’s waterfront area and the plans to provide the town with an all-new bus terminus as part of the South East Wales Metro Plus initiative.”