UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE added 1.2 million 4G customers in the second quarter as coverage hit 90 percent of the country.
EE said during a Q2 earnings call on Monday that the operator now has 10.9 million 4G subscribers, and is on track to have 14 million people using its high-speed mobile services by the end of the year.
The company also saw its B2B user base grow seven percent during the quarter, adding another 600 corporate customers to reach 8,300. New customers using 4G services include Abercrombie & Fitch, Lufthansa, Yorkshire Water and thetrainline.com.
EE saw a tiny 0.1 percent increase in revenue over the quarter to £2.97bn, delivering earnings before taxes and interest of £830m.
Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, said: "Our established leadership in 4G and key differentiators such as Wi-Fi calling are working well for the business.
"We’re the clear network market leader and this, combined with our strong operational performance, has led to a return to revenue growth while delivering our best ever EBITDA margin.
"The business continues to focus squarely on improving customer satisfaction and on cross-selling our innovative range of consumer and B2B 4G connected products."
EE also announced on Monday that its 4G network is now available in 6,000 villages and 600 towns across the UK, and that Exmouth is the latest to get switched on.
This means that 90 percent of the UK is now able to access the firm's 4G network, while EE's double-speed LTE network is available to 70 percent of the population.
Commenting on the milestone, Ed Vaizey, minister of state for culture, communications and creative industries, said: "Faster mobile internet is an increasingly important issue for businesses and residents in Exmouth, so I'm delighted it has been named EE’s 600th 4G town.
"With the arrival of the latest generation of mobile technology, Exmouth has become an even more attractive place to live, to work and to do business.
"Thousands of people will now be able to benefit from living and working in one of the best connected areas in the south west." µ
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