EE, the UK mobile phone carrier today revealed that it is on track with its plans to cover the majority of the UK’s landmass.
This plan is to cover 95 percent of the UK landmass, which is plans to achieve by the end of 2020, which is a huge 35 percent increase over 4 years.
EE says that the only places left in 2020 will be those which you cannot easily go.
This is part of the targets that the UK government has set, aiming for all the major mobile networks to cover 20% of the UK’s landmass with 2G voice calls by 90 percent.
EE wants to go beyond this, covering 92 percent of the UK landmass with 4G coverage by the end of next year. As well as launching VoLTE services to allow for people to make calls over data in network dead zones.
EE’s CEO Marc Allera, said the following about the news:
“For the average smartphone user, not-spots aren’t tolerated and 2G doesn’t deliver what they need. Customers want 4G speeds everywhere they go, and mobile operators are too used to saying ‘no’ to new coverage. Today, I’m saying ‘yes’, with an ambition to go further than any operator has ever gone, and with the ultimate aim of covering the whole UK with 4G.”
They also aim to begin construction of a number of sites to improve the UK’s infrastructure to be ready for 5G coverage.
It is a great step by EE, and we also expect that other networks will soon follow suit, with the launch of 5G in time hopefully.