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EE brings 4G to a dozen more UK towns

From Reigate to Coalville
Thu Sep 26 2013, 11:01
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UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE has added 12 more towns to its roster of 4G supported locales, bringing its number of high speed venues to well over 100.

The firm has turned on its 4G network in the towns of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Beaconsfield, Blackburn, Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Chester-le-Street, Fleet, Gerrards Cross, Halifax, Hinckley, Houghton-le-Spring and Reigate.

Ten were added in August, which took the firm's total up to 105 cities and towns. Now it is powering high speed mobile communications in 117 places.

"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," said EE CEO Olaf Swantee.

"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 said that its 4G network now reaches over 60 percent of the UK population. It aims to hit a target of 98 percent coverage by the end of 2014.

EE offers what it calls "Double speed 4GEE" in 20 UK cities including Belfast, Cardiff, Derby, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton.

"We are ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of the digital revolution," said Swantee in April as he announced EE's 4G rollout plans.

"Having already pioneered 4G here, we're now advancing the country's infrastructure again with an even faster, even higher-capacity network, and at no extra cost to our customers." µ


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