EE's 4G network now covers 75% of the population

29 Aug 2014

EE, the UK’s largest mobile network operator in terms of subscribers, has announced yet another expansion of its Long Term Evolution (LTE) infrastructure, with 13 ‘large towns’ added to its network footprint. Noting that around 300,000 people will gain access to its 4G services as a result of the expanded coverage, the cellco confirmed that 75% of Britons are now able to access the LTE network, which is available in 263 major towns and cities and over 2,500 villages and small towns.

Olaf Swantee, EE’s chief executive, said of the development: ‘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.’

United Kingdom, EE