EE have announced their 250th town in the UK now has 4G coverage with the Cornwall area now being included in the 4G rollout which has now hit 0ver 73% population coverage.
EE is still plugging away switching as many sites as on as possible to allow even more people access to a super fast 4G network at single speed up to 100Mbps, and are still focussed on boosting the ‘double speed’ sites allowing 150Mbps from 20 towns to 40 towns before the end of the year.
Launching first using their existing 1800Mhz spectrum has allowed EE a great jump start on the competition with 4G coverage, with it’s competitors around the 45% mark against over 73% for EE.
The company also announced recently their plans to introduce the 800Mhz spectrum into their network which was purchased at auction, which when paired with their high end 2600Mhz offering will allow even faster 300Mbps 4G also known as LTE-Advanced or LTE-A for short.
Here is the full, and short press release we received with this news
4G FROM EE SWITCHED ON IN CORNWALL – SALTASH IS THE 250TH TOWN COVERED BY SUPERFAST MOBILE NETWORK
- Saltash is the first town in Cornwall to benefit from mobile internet speeds five times faster than 3G
- 21 more communities across the UK can now access 4G from EE, from Bellshill in North Lanarkshire to Nailsea in Somerset, bringing the total to 250 towns and cities
- 4G from EE now covers 73% of the population, including over 2,500 villages and small towns
31st July 2014 – EE today announced that 4G is available to customers in Cornwall for the first time. Saltash, a town of 15,000 people next to the river Tamar, is the first Cornish town to be covered by 4G and is EE’s 250th 4G town, alongside more than 2,500 villages and small towns.
21 new 4G towns have been switched on today, including many rural towns in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the south west, east midlands, and north west of England. The focus on bringing superfast connectivity to communities traditionally underserviced by mobile and fixed telecommunications services continues.
Olaf Swantee, EE CEO, said:
“This is a landmark in our work to bring superfast mobile internet to as many people in as many places as possible. We know the benefits that 4G offers to consumers and businesses, and we’re investing heavily in areas that have not previously had good mobile or fixed line coverage where those benefits can have an ever greater impact.”
4G from EE goes live today in: Saltash, Bellshill, Sutton in Ashfield, Gravesend, Craigavon, Tyldesley, Cheshunt, Swadlincote, Bishop’s Stortford, Leyland, Guiseley, Ballymena, Frimley, Ormskirk, Potters Bar, Banbridge, Nailsea, Keynsham, Armagh City, Strabane and Dungannon.
Earlier this year, EE was ranked number one mobile network in across the UK following comprehensive independent testing from RootMetrics®.
For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk.