UK Long Term Evolution (LTE) provider EE has announced that its 4G network has gone live in an additional 13 towns and cities across the UK bringing the total number of locations covered to 50, just five months after the launch of the service. Today, the LTE network is being switched on in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich, as the rollout continues to progress ahead of schedule. 4G from EE now covers the homes and businesses of 50% of the UK population. By the end of June, EE is committed to extending coverage to another 30 towns and cities, bringing the total to 80. Olaf Swantee, EE CEO, commented: ‘Our customers are at the heart of our rollout and we are working hard to deliver 4G to 70% of the UK population by the end of this year, and 98% of the population by the end of 2014’.