EE adds another twelve towns to its LTE footprint

1 May 2013

EE has announced that it has extended the footprint of its 4G network to cover twelve more towns across the UK, bringing the total number of towns and cities covered to 62. The country’s largest cellco by subscribers has switched on access to its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in: Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor. Noting that it now has coverage of 50% of the UK’s population, EE also reiterated its aims to launch 4G in at least another 18 towns and cities by June this year, while it is targeting 70% population coverage by end-2013. Commenting on the rollout progress and the operator’s future plans, EE CEO Olaf Swantee noted: ‘Our 4G rollout is ensuring that we’re connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible. Consumers and businesses in the UK use mobile internet more than any other market, and we’re working to meet that demand right across the country. We’ll roll out 4G to 98% of people in 2014, including the double-speed 4G that will launch this summer.’

United Kingdom, EE