EE filling in more not-holes

In the last year EE have successfully filled in some 12,000 square kilometres of mobile not-spots. That works out 4633 square miles, which is almost the size of Connecticut (4,845) in the USA.

That’s basically all of Devon and all of Norfolk plus some change.

This has all happened in the last 12 months, so they’ve hit 1,000 square kilometres of growth for each month as they head towards their 95% UK 4G geographic coverage target by 2020.

Despite my ham-fisted attempts at trying to visualise the additional coverage, that extra signal isn’t just in Norfolk and Devon. The new sites are spread across Scotland, north Wales and northern England. Some of the more remote sites of the UK are getting coverage for the first time. There’s 105 brand new sites and the network has worked to upgrade some 4,000 existing sites to provide 4G.

Here’s the stats…

· EE is building a further 350 new sites to continue filling in mobile not-spots
· New coverage for EE customers and the Emergency Services Network
· EE recently named as the number one overall network in Scotland, Wales and England by RootMetrics

EE also tell us that most of the new 4G and 2G coverage covers roads in remote locations that previously had zero mobile connectivity from any provider.

EE won the contract for the Emergency Services Network, so they have an extra impetus to ensure coverage for this rather important customer plus their existing mobile subscribers.

Further details can be found below.