EE’s 4G UK network reaches 12 more towns/cities today, taking the total to 62


EE’s 4G network rollout in the UK has been nothing short of blistering. Including today’s new towns and cities, the company has gone from 0-62 cities and towns since the end of October. Today’s new LTE sites are: Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St. Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame, and Windsor.

CEO Olaf Swantree is pretty pleased with the continued growth of EE’s coverage:

Our rollout of the country’s first 4G mobile network is continuing at a great pace to ensure that we are connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible. [...]

Consumers and businesses in the UK use mobile internet more than any other market, and rely on it for long commutes; there is a demand for the best mobile services, and we’re working to meet that demand. We’re committed to rolling out 4G to 98% of the population by the end of 2014, and that includes the double-speed 4G that will launch this summer.

With other carriers not able to offer 4G until at least the end of this summer, EE has a fantastic head start, and if it does have 70% of the UK covered by the end of 2013 as planned, it will be hard for Vodafone and O2 to compete initially.

On a more personal note, Carlisle continues to be neglected for the time being. Leaving me without super-fast mobile coverage. Sad face.

Via: AppAdvice

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