EE have just announced that they have switched on 4G in 50 more cities and towns just five months after they originally launched, thee include, Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich.
EE are also claiming that these new additions now mean that they cover 50% of the UK population, making them both the first and the largest UK4G provider.
And they want to expand even further, adding that they are aiming to launch services in another 30 towns and cities by the end of June, bringing the total to 80.
See the press release below for more information:
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· 4G arrives in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich, delivering superfast mobile to more consumers and businesses
· EE 4G rollout pace increases with today’s launches, bringing total 4G connected towns and cities to 50, just five months after launch
· Major milestone reached as 50% of the UK population now covered by the country’s first and only 4G mobile network
March 28, 2013 – EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available in 13 new towns and cities across the UK, bringing the total number of towns and cities covered by superfast mobile technology to 50, just five months after the launch of the service.
Today, 4G is being switched on in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich as roll out continues to progress ahead of schedule. 4G from EE now covers the homes and businesses of 50% of the UK population. By the end of June, EE is committed to launching 4G in another 30 towns and cities, bringing the total to 80.
Superfast 4G mobile is approximately five times faster than 3G. On the 4G EE network, customers are seeing average speeds of more than 16Mbps and peak speeds of 50mbps on a frequent basis as investment in strengthening the network continues.
4GEE mobile customers have instant web access while travelling; they can download large files quicker than ever, watch live TV on mobiles without buffering, and play live multiplayer games on the go. Customers have access to a wide range of mobile handsets, tablets and dongles, including iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE, iPad mini, Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi, Blackberry Z10, and the newly launched HTC One, all available from EE stores now. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will also be available soon on EE.
Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:
“With these major milestones of 50 towns and cities and 50% of the population, we’re remaining ahead of our schedule to equip UK consumers and businesses with 4G. Our customers are at the heart of our rollout and we are working hard to deliver 4G to 70% of the UK population by the end of this year, and 98% of the population by the end of 2014.”
Last week EE announced a breakthrough for high-speed broadband in rural areas, delivering 4G mobile to the businesses and residents of the Northern Fells area of Cumbria.
As 4G is switched on in each town and city, EE engineers turn their focus to increasing network density*, ensuring the continued advancement of the service to increase speeds and further improve indoor coverage. The speed and availability of 4G from EE is continually increasing, so that users have consistent, superfast access to 4G when travelling, and during their commutes. This continued investment is enabling businesses and consumers to have the full, superfast 4G experience of web, social media, email and multi-media, wherever they are.
For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk.