4GEE now available in 200 locations


13 more cities switched on this week bringing total to 200 areas receiving 4G coverage from operator 

EE has rolled out 4G to 13 more towns and cities with 72 per cent of the UK’s population now covered by high-speed mobile internet from the operator.

Rhyl became the 200th town to be switched on to 4GEE this week along with 12 others including: Armadale, Bishop Auckland, Brighouse, Cumbernauld, Hamilton Kirkintilloch, Larne, Newry, Peterlee, Staines, Stockton-on-Tees, Rhyl and Washington.

EE claims it does not consider areas to be covered by 4G unless more than 80 per cent of the catchment area is covered.

“We now have over 2 million customers using superfast 4G. That’s the fastest rollout and uptake of any technology in Britain, and means that the UK’s mobile digital infrastructure is now ahead of many other nations,” said chief executive officer Olof Swantee.

4GEE is also available in many towns and cities such as Belfast, London, Liverpool, Bicester, Livingston, Loughborough and Chester.

O2 announced last week it was embarking on an ‘ambitious’ network upgrade programme and that its 4G network covered a third of the population. In February, Vodafone claimed that its network covers 36 per cent of the population, while Three claims that 4G is available in 36 towns and cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Reading and Liverpool.