EE has rolled its 4G service to 18 more towns and cities in the UK, including Sandhurst, home of the Royal Military Academy.
To celebrate the arrival of the new services, which delivers double digit download speeds, EE has released this rather cheesy picture of a Prince Harry-lookalike sneakily using his phone while on duty at the Academy.
The latest expansion sees EE pushing deeper into more remote parts of the UK, from Helensburgh in Scotland to Holywood in Northern Ireland. Over 75 per cent of the population can currently get 4G from EE, a figure which the network wants to see jump to over 90 per cent by the end of the year.
Spencer McHugh, director of brand at EE said: “Our ongoing 4G roll out means that our customers have access to by far the biggest network in the country. Whether you’re at work or on the go, 4G lets you do so much more.
“From superfast web browsing to streaming HD video, even the most disciplined people won’t be able to resist getting on their mobile!”
While the fast download speeds mean you’ll be able to watch the latest viral video hits with greater ease, we’re not sure that the discipline of the British Armed Forces would break so easily.
EE has rolled out standard 4G in 281 UK towns and cities across the UK and superfast 4G in 20 cities – Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.
The lastest locations to benefit from EE 4G are Abingdon, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Brownhills, Corringham, Faversham, Fleetwood, Formby, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Hoddesdon, Holywood, Hythe, Prestatyn, Sandhurst, Spennymoor, Tilbury, Waltham Abbey and Wombourne.
Even faster LTE-Advanced speeds should start rolling out across the UK once Ofcom gives it the green light.
Last week, EE announced it would be trialling 400Mbps 4G in the UK next year, with Wembley Stadium and east London’s Tech City hub at the top of the list.
EE is also preparing to trial voice calls over 4G, which would allow for clearer, faster voice calls and improved reception in rural areas.
It’s not clear if EE will make use of BT’s MiiS product – a new technology which sees telephone poles doubling as 4G mobile masts – or if it’s alreay planned to use money from the Mobile Infrastructure Plan to expand its coverage.