EE HAS ANNOUNCED that its 4G service is now available to three out of every four UK residents as it has switched on the high-speed mobile network in 13 more towns.
Taking an above average interest is UK prime minister David Cameron, whose home consituency of Witney is among the latest areas to get 4G coverage.
Taking a break from running the country, Cameron said, "The arrival of EE's 4G mobile services in Witney is a huge boost for local companies and people living in the area. Now the latest generation of mobile technology has arrived, Witney is now an area where it is even more attractive to live, to work and to do business. The arrival of 4G makes this part of Oxfordshire one of the best connected areas in the UK."
The prime minister recently led a call for national roaming to be introduced in the UK after his signal dropped out when he was in the middle of an important call in rural Norfolk, possibly negotiating the catering for the next cabinet meeting.
Earlier this year, Cameron, an advocate against piracy, told a German trade show that he saw a future in which 5G technology will allow him to download a movie in one second, quicker than you can type "Pirate Bay".
EE claims to have the widest 4G network in the UK, with a total of 263 major towns and cities, and a further 2,600 smaller towns and villages in its footprint. The latest provisionings bring availability to a further 300,000 citizens.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee said, "4G is now a well-known and well understood technology, with businesses and communities increasingly demanding 4G coverage because they see the significant economic benefit. Our fast, nationwide rollout continues, with hundreds of new sites being switched on every month to bring 4G to more places, often giving people a fast broadband experience for the very first time."
The full list for today's EE 4G rollout is Buckingham, Burntwood, Chesham, Chesterfield, Dalkeith (Scotland), Glossop, Hertford, Rugeley, Sheerness, Thornaby-on-Tees, Ware, Wickford and Witney. µ
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