EE switches on 4G in 12 more towns
- 4G arrives in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Beaconsfield, Blackburn, Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Chester-le-Street, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Halifax, Hinckley, Houghton-le-Spring and Reigate
- EE now delivering superfast 4G mobile to businesses and consumers in 117 towns and cities across the UK
- 4G covering more than 60% of the UK population, just 11 months after launch
EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available to consumers and businesses in 12 more towns across the UK. The superfast mobile network from EE is now in 117 towns and cities across the UK.
Today, 4GEE is being switched 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 as rapid roll out of the UK's first and fastest 4G network continues. 4G from EE now covers the homes and businesses of more than 60% of the UK population, on target to reach 98% by the end of 2014.
Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said: "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 4G mobile customers have instant web access while on the move, so they can download large files quicker than ever, watch live TV on mobiles without buffering and play live multiplayer games on the go. Consumers and businesses have access to the UK's widest range of 4G mobile handsets, tablets and dongles including iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad mini, Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi, Blackberry Z10, HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, all available from EE stores and ee.co.uk.
For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk.
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Notes to Editors
4GEE is available in 117 UK towns and cities today – Accrington, Aldershot, Altrincham, Amersham, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Ashford, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Barnsley, Basildon, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Bedford, Belfast, Berkhamsted, Bicester, Billericay, Bingley, Birmingham, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bracknell, Bradford , Brentwood, Bristol, Burton upon Trent, Camberley, Cardiff, Coalville, Crawley, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chester-le-Street, Chorley, Colchester, Coventry, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Edinburgh, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Gillingham, Glasgow, Guildford, Halifax, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Hinckley, Hitchin, Houghton-le-Spring, Horsham, Huddersfield, Hull, Leatherhead, Leeds, Leicester, Letchworth, Lichfield, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Newcastle, Newport, Nottingham, Oldham, Oxford, Pontefract, Preston, Reading, Redhill, Reigate, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Runcorn, Sale, Sevenoaks, Sheffield, Shipley, Slough, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Stevenage, St Albans, Stafford, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Thame, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Walsall, Warrington, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-super-Mare, West Bromwich, Wigan, Windsor, Woking and Wolverhampton, and EE is aiming for 98% of the UK population to be covered by the end of 2014.
Double speed 4GEE is available in 20 cities - Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Southampton.
EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market.
With more than 15,000 employees and 600 retail stores, EE serves more than 27 million customers on EE, Orange and T-Mobile mobile and broadband plans.
EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, having introduced the UK's first and only superfast 4G mobile service in 2012. In August 2013 EE's 4G coverage reached 60% of the UK population, with plans to cover 98% of the population by 2014. 2G and 3G coverage currently reaches more than 99% of the population. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.
EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards.
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