EE to roll out 4G to 17 new areas by March


EE will almost double the number of towns and cities with 4G by March, as it rolls the service out to areas including Luton, Reading and Bradford

EE will roll out 4G to 17 more towns and cities by March 2013, it announced today.

In the first three months of 2013, the service will be launched in Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton, bringing 4G coverage to approximately four million more people across the UK.

This will almost double the number of towns and cities with 4G, as by the end of this year EE will have launched it in 18 areas.

Leicester’s deputy city major councillor Rory Palmer said: “I am delighted that the 4G network will be going live in Leicester in early 2013. EE clearly recognises that Leicester is a city that will benefit significantly from 4G mobile coverage – superfast mobile internet will have real benefits for our residents, homes and businesses across the city.”

EE says network density is being “rapidly increased” in existing 4G launch areas to improve speeds and coverage.

It also says it is “significantly increasing” speeds on its 3G network by upgrading to DC-HSPA, a slightly faster version. This will be available on 40 per cent of the EE network by the end of the year.