Published: 11:05, 08 April 2021
| Updated: 11:11, 08 April 2021
It means users should expect average speeds of between 150-200Mbps - much faster than most home broadband connections - and up to a lightning fast 1Gbps.
EE - owned by BT - has already turned its new network on in Dartford, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Minister (in Thanet) and Maidstone.
It is one of 35 towns across the UK which is seeing the service switched on this week.
Users will need a 5G-ready phone in order to benefit from the fast download speeds.
Adam Bryan, chief executive efficer of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) said: “The need for digital connectivity is predicted to grow even further over the next few years and this will be particularly important for our businesses, as well as general consumers.
“The fact EE has extended its 5G network to Gravesend is extremely welcome and I believe it puts us in a great position to take advantage of the benefits of this new technology.”
Jane Thomas, BT Group regional lead for the South East, added: “With more people set to stay closer to home for short breaks and holidays this year, the fact people will have faster and more reliable connectivity is a real positive. We know how important it is for people to keep in touch with family and friends, post updates on social media, or use a navigation app to find their way around a new place, so the arrival of 5G here is a timely boost.”