EE announces 4G roll-out in 27 more areas by June


Service will cover 55 per cent of the population by the summer, according to the operator

EE has announced 27 more urban areas will have 4G switched on by the Summer, meaning the service will cover over half of the UK population.

By the end of June the operator aims to have 65 UK towns and cities covered, which accounts for 55 per cent of the population. The service is currently available to around 45 per cent.

The new areas to receive the service by June will be: Aldershot, Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Farnborough, Guildford, Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Oxford, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Wigan and Woking.

EE also announced it has signed up a number of high profile business onto the service including taxi firm Addison Lee, estate agents Foxtons, Gatwick Airport, Morrissons and Sony Music.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: “Our business customers want a 4G network that covers the markets in which they operate, and that is exactly what we are building for them – and at a phenomenal rate.

“We’re set to cover more than half of the UK population by Summer, staying ahead of the schedule that we set for ourselves at launch, and continuing to demonstrate the amazing value of 4G mobile to many organisations with different challenges and different needs.”