EE continues to steam ahead with its 4G rollout, connecting 12 more UK towns including Halifax and Blackburn.
The UK’s first network to switch on 4G has increased its march on the competition, as it recently brought 4G services to its 100th town, round about the same time that O2 and Vodafone were switching on in their first cities.
Today, EE has thrown the 4G switch on in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Beaconsfield, Blackburn, Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Chester-le-Street, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Halifax, Hinckley, Houghton-le-Spring and Reigate.
Read our guide to 4G in the UKOlaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, says: “The whole country is excited about 4G, and today we’re making the UK’s fastest 4G network available to people and businesses in even more towns around the UK. The latest mobile devices are best on 4G, and we’re switching on that superfast experience in more places before the end of the year, making it accessible to even more people.”
EE’s 4G is now available in 117 towns and cities across the UK. It’s begun speed doubling, increasing the top available speed from 40Mbps to 80Mbps (and 150Mbps in some cases) in 20 locations – Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Southampton.
Speed increases will take place across the whole EE network, with London’s Tech City always the first place to benefit thanks to a deal struck earlier this year.
EE is on track to have 98 per cent of the UK’s population able to get 4G by the end of 2014.