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EE's 4G rollout hits 200th UK town milestone

Operator's LTE speeds now reach 72 percent of the population
Fri Apr 25 2014, 10:43

EE logoUK MOBILE OPERATOR EE switched on 4G connectivity in its 200th UK town on Friday, meaning it now covers over 70 percent of the British population.

Following yesterday's report that a Welsh street suffers from the UK's worst broadband speeds, EE announced on Friday that Rhyl, a seaside town in Wales, has become the 200th town to benefit from its 4G connecitivty. This move sees Ryhl become the first Welsh town to boast access to LTE speeds.

As well as Rhyl, EE also today switched on 4G connectivity in Armadale, Bishop Auckland, Brighouse, Cumbernauld, Hamilton Kirkintilloch, Larne, Newry, Peterlee, Staines, Stockton-on-Tees, and Washington.

This means the operator's 4G network now covers 72 percent of the British population, and reaches two million subscribers, EE boasted, 18 months after the start of its 4G rollout, and seven months after it hit one million sign-ups.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said, "Today we switch on our 200th 4G town just 18 months after pioneering the service in the UK.

"We now have over two million customers using superfast 4G. That's the fastest rollout and uptake of any technology in Britain, and means that the UK's mobile digital infrastructure is now ahead of many other nations. We're proud to have been the driving force that made that happen, but we won't stop there.

"Our continued drive to deliver 4G to more of the UK means that our customers have access to by far the biggest network in the country. Hitting this landmark highlights that 4G from EE is available wherever people need it - at home, at work, or enjoying the sunshine on the beach in Rhyl, our 200th town."

This news comes as reports claim that EE is moving to phase out the Orange and T-Mobile brands. µ

 

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