EE 4G live in 50 towns and cities just five months after launch
- 4G arrives in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich, delivering superfast mobile to more consumers and businesses
- EE 4G rollout pace increases with today's launches, bringing total 4G connected towns and cities to 50, just five months after launch
- Major milestone reached as 50% of the UK population now covered by the country’s first and only 4G mobile network
EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available in 13 new towns and cities across the UK, bringing the total number of towns and cities covered by superfast mobile technology to 50, just five months after the launch of the service.
Today, 4G is being switched on in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich as roll out continues to progress ahead of schedule. 4G from EE now covers the homes and businesses of 50% of the UK population. By the end of June, EE is committed to launching 4G in another 30 towns and cities, bringing the total to 80.
Superfast 4G mobile is approximately five times faster than 3G. On the 4G EE network, customers are seeing average speeds of more than 16Mbps and peak speeds of 50mbps on a frequent basis as investment in strengthening the network continues.
4GEE mobile customers have instant web access while travelling; they can download large files quicker than ever, watch live TV on mobiles without buffering, and play live multiplayer games on the go. Customers have access to a wide range of mobile handsets, tablets and dongles, including iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE, iPad mini, Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi, Blackberry Z10, and the newly launched HTC One, all available from EE stores now. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will also be available soon on EE.
Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said: "With these major milestones of 50 towns and cities and 50% of the population, we're remaining ahead of our schedule to equip UK consumers and businesses with 4G. Our customers are at the heart of our rollout and we are working hard to deliver 4G to 70% of the UK population by the end of this year, and 98% of the population by the end of 2014."
Last week EE announced a breakthrough for high-speed broadband in rural areas, delivering 4G mobile to the businesses and residents of the Northern Fells area of Cumbria.
As 4G is switched on in each town and city, EE engineers turn their focus to increasing network density*, ensuring the continued advancement of the service to increase speeds and further improve indoor coverage. The speed and availability of 4G from EE is continually increasing, so that users have consistent, superfast access to 4G when travelling, and during their commutes. This continued investment is enabling businesses and consumers to have the full, superfast 4G experience of web, social media, email and multi-media, wherever they are.
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Notes to Editors
*Network density describes the number of 4G activated masts in a given area, constantly being increased by EE.
4GEE is available in 50 UK towns and cities today – Amersham, Barnsley, Belfast, Bingley, Birmingham, Bolton, Bradford , Bristol, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Chorley, Coventry, Derby, Doncaster, Dudley, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Luton, Maidenhead, Manchester, Newbury, Newcastle, Newport, Nottingham, Preston, Reading, Rotherham, Sheffield, Shipley, Slough, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, St Albans, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. EE is aiming for 98% of the UK population to be covered by the end of 2014.
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EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed-line services to 27 million customers, and is the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fibre.
EE is the company that runs the Orange, T-Mobile and EE brands in the UK.
Its 4G service will cover more than half of the UK population by June and EE continues to improve the speed and reach of the UK’s first 4G network. Its fibre service already covers 50% of the population.
EE's mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.
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