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EE's double-speed 4G goes live in Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton

Standard 4G arrives in 10 additional towns
Wed Jul 24 2013, 07:05
Smartphone dispalying EE 4G logo

UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE announced on Wednesday that its double-speed 4G has gone live in three more cities, as it continues to push for one million customers.

EE announced plans to double the speed of its 4G network in April, and has since rolled out the service that is capable of reaching speeds up to 80Mbps in 12 cities across the UK including London, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Today the mobile network announced plans to extend this rollout, and has switched on double-speed 4G in the cities of Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton. While speeds can reach up to 80Mbps, EE said that average speeds will be between 24Mbps and 30Mbps.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said, "It has been a busy summer with the launch of next generation services including Cash on Tap and new Shared 4GEE plans, and we're continuing to keep up the pace of our 4G rollout.

"The arrival of double speed 4G in a further three cities means we remain one step ahead, and on track to provide our customers with a world leading mobile experience."

As well as pushing out super-fast 4G in three new cities, EE also announced on Tuesday that its standard LTE service is now available in 10 additional towns across the UK. This is good news for people living in Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham , Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City.

The rollout comes at a good time, too, as EE earlier this month increased the size of its data packages without increasing the cost. For example, the operator increased its 500MB plan to 1GB, its 3GB plan to 10GB and its 5GB plan to 20GB. µ

 

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