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EE's 4G services go live in 12 more UK towns

Now covers over 50 percent of the country
Tue Apr 30 2013, 00:00
EE 4GEE Taxi London Westminster

UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE took its 4G services live in 12 more towns across the UK on Tuesday, bringing the total number of connected areas to 62 in just six months.

EE announced that its 4G mobile connectivity is now available in 12 more towns, good news for those living in Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor.

Today's switch on means that EE's 4G services now cover over 50 percent of the UK's home and businesses, and EE said that this number is set to grow sharply, with 18 more towns and cities set to get 4G before the end of June. EE has yet to announce what these places will be, but has said it expects its LTE services to cover 70 percent of the population before the year is out.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said, "Our rollout of the country's first 4G mobile network is continuing at a great pace to ensure that we are connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible.

"Consumers and businesses in the UK use mobile internet more than any other market, and rely on it for long commutes; there is a demand for the best mobile services, and we're working to meet that demand. We're committed to rolling out 4G to 98 [percent] of the population by the end of 2014, and that includes the double-speed 4G that will launch this summer."

EE's latest announcement comes just days after it posted its first quarterly 2013 results, which revealed that the company now has 318,000 4G customers despite reporting a decline in revenue. EE hopes to bump this figure to one million before the year is out, aided by doubling its LTE speeds. µ


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