Blackberry-loving David Cameron may have to switch to a new phone for the best speeds after EE switched on 4G in his home town of Witney in Oxfordshire.
EE has added 13 more towns to its 4G line up – Buckingham, Burntwood, Chesham, Chesterfield, Dalkeith (Scotland), Glossop, Hertford, Rugeley, Sheerness, Thornaby-on-Tees, Ware, Wickford and Witney – bringing UK coverage to 75 per cent of the population.
The Prime Minister said the introduction of 4G in the area will be a ‘huge boost’ for residents and businesses in his constituency.
Cameron added: “The arrival of 4G makes this part of Oxfordshire one of the best connected areas in the UK.”
EE 4G is now available in 263 UK towns and cities, plus 17 airports, giving it the most coverage of any next-generation network around the country.
Although EE is the first mobile provider to supply the town with 4G, it’s not the first company to put double-digit download speeds in David Cameron’s town – BT’s cabinet reshuffle saw FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) installed in Witney in February this year.
Olaf Swantee, EE’s CEO, said: “4G is now a well-known and well understood technology, with businesses and communities increasingly demanding 4G coverage because they see the significant economic benefit.
“Our fast, nationwide rollout continue s, with hundreds of new sites being switched on every month to bring 4G to more places, often giving people a fast broadband experience for the very first time.”