EE have just announced an additional 14 locations have been switched on for their 4G service. This brings the total to 229 large towns or cities, meaning a 73% population coverage.
EE are on a big push for their 4G rollout, meaning many more can experience the benefits of 4G. It is something that, once you have used it, becomes rather hard to give up – especially for large downloads.
The new locations added to the list are as follows..
- Newton Abbot
- Wimborne Minster
EE also state that there are not only lots of sites being switched on for EE superfast 4G, but they’re also upgrading existing 2G and 3G sites. This will help improve coverage, signal strength and data speeds across the country.
Here is the full press release from EE
FROM WHISKY VALLEY TO THE LAND OF CLOTTED CREAM
MORE 4G COVERAGE ACROSS UK’S RURAL TOWNS
- 14 more large towns across the UK to get 4G, from West Scotland to Devon
- 4G from EE now covering 73% of the population, across 229 large towns and cities, and more than 2,500 villages and small towns
- 4G expansion follows major investment in voice services for rural areas on the UK’s biggest mobile network
26 June, 2014 – EE is expanding its 4G network right across the UK to reach another 14 towns in all four corners of the UK, bringing the number of large towns and cities covered to 229. So whether you’re sampling whisky in the distilleries of Western Scotland or enjoying clotted cream in Devon, you can now keep in touch with friends and family and upload pictures of the tasty regional delicacies.
4G from EE goes live today in: Mansfield, Swinton, Jarrow, Kirkby, Wishaw, Ilkeston, Castleford, Walton-On-Thames, Totton, Carrickfergus, Newton Abbot, Wimborne Minster, Ramsbottom and Dumbarton.
The further 4G rollout on the UK’s biggest mobile network follows last week’s announcement that EE is investing £275 million in extending the reach of its voice services, using innovative 4G and WiFi calling, and upgrading 2G and 3G equipment, with a specific focus on rural areas. EE’s bespoke 4G, 3G and 2G network has also gone live this week at the Glastonbury Festival, with the 4G-powered ‘highspeed herd’ of festival-themed fibre glass cows providing 4G speeds for visitors to the show.
Olaf Swantee, EE CEO, said:
“We’re continuing to invest in bringing superfast 4G and the best quality of phone calls to more places in all four corners of the UK. We are switching on hundreds of 4G sites, and upgrading as many 2G and 3G sites, each month, and many of those are in rural areas where there is a real demand for voice and data services.”
For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk.