EE has today announced that its 4G network is now available in another 12 towns across the United Kingdom, bringing the total number of 4G connected towns and cities to 62 in just six months following its launch. That’s 50% of the U.K. now covered by 4G, and EE is aiming to increase that to 70% by the end of the year.
EE is still the only 4G provider in the U.K., but its rivals are expected to rollout their own 4G networks in the coming months. Until then, those who want super fast data speeds only have the one option. Fortunately, EE has been quick to make its network available to as much of the U.K. as possible.
From today, 4G will be available in Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame, and Windsor. This will bring EE’s coverage of the U.K. to 50%, and another 18 towns and cities are to be added by the end of June.
By the end of 2013, the company hopes to cover 70% of the U.K. population.
“Our rollout of the country’s first 4G mobile network is continuing at a great pace to ensure that we are connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible,” said Olaf Swantee, EE CEO.
“Consumers and businesses in the UK use mobile internet more than any other market, and rely on it for long commutes; there is a demand for the best mobile services, and we’re working to meet that demand. We’re committed to rolling out 4G to 98% of the population by the end of 2014, and that includes the double-speed 4G that will launch this summer.”
EE currently offers a range of 4G devices, including the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, the HTC One, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note II, and the BlackBerry Z10.