EE achieves LTE coverage milestone as its surpasses 100 towns and cities

28 Aug 2013

EE, the UK’s largest cellco by subscribers, has announced that its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network now covers more than 100 towns and cities across the country, with it having named Accrington as the location where the milestone was achieved. Its 4G network, meanwhile, is now said to be available in a total of 105 towns and cities, representing population coverage of around 60% just ten months after it first launched commercial services over the infrastructure. Among the other locations to have recently been added to the cellco’s EE footprint are: Ashford, Bicester, Colchester, Guildford, Milton Keynes, Redhill, Sevenoaks, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Woking.

Alongside the announcement regarding the coverage expansion, EE has also confirmed that it has now introduced its ‘double speed’ 4G service, which offers increased download speeds of up to 150Mbps. With Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton named as the latest locations to benefit from the upgrade, the cellco confirmed that it is now offering the increased transfer rates in a total of 20 towns and cities.

Commenting on the developments, EE CEO Olaf Swantee noted: ‘As the pioneers of 4G in the UK, we’ve made a commitment to deliver not only the biggest 4G network, but the fastest too … Today we reach our 100th 4G town and double the 4G speeds in five more locations. But we’re not stopping there. With more devices, more unique plans and more coverage than ever before, 4G from EE really is paving the way for the UK’s digital revolution.’

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