EE launches 4G in nine new UK towns


Network now covers 45 per cent of the UK population following switch-on in areas including Bolton, Chelmsford, Sunderland and Wolverhampton

EE has switched on 4G in nine more towns across the UK, bringing the total number of urban areas now able to receive the service up to 27.

The network now covers around 45 per cent of the population following its launch in: Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton.

As well as adding the new locations, the operator has also improved network density in existing areas, improving the service – according to EE.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: “As the first operator to bring 4G to the UK it is important that we make it accessible to as much of the population as possible, as quickly as possible. To be ahead of schedule and covering approximately 45 per cent of the population within just 90 days of the launch is a great achievement for our network team.”