EE announces 4G network now covers half of UK population


Operator launches service in 13 new towns, taking its total to 50

Half of the UK population can now receive EE’s 4G service after it launched in 13 new areas today (March 28).

The operator announced customers in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich could now receive the service, taking its total number of towns and cities covered to 50.

By the end of June the network will be launched in a further 30 areas with EE aiming to cover 70 per cent of the population by the end of this year and 98 per cent by 2015.

EE added it is also increasing the quality of the network in areas where the service has already launched.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: “With these major milestones of 50 towns and cities and 50 per cent of the population, we’re remaining ahead of our schedule to equip UK consumers and businesses with 4G. Our customers are at the heart of our rollout and we are working hard to deliver 4G to 70 per cent of the UK population by the end of this year, and 98 per cent of the population by the end of 2014.”