EE makes 4G available in 14 additional towns


Network now covering 229 large UK towns and cities with population coverage of 73 per cent

EE has expanded its 4G network to a further 14 towns in four corners of the UK, bringing the number of large towns and cities covered to 229.

The operator’s 4G network has gone live today in Mansfield, Swinton, Jarrow, Kirkby, Wishaw, Ilkeston, Castleford, Walton-On-Thames, Totton, Carrickfergus, Newton Abbot, Wimborne Minster, Ramsbottom and Dumbarton.

In addition to the large towns and cities covered, more than 2,500 villages and small towns now have access to the network, with EE now covering 73 per cent of the UK population.

The further 4G rollout follows EE’s announcement last week that it is equalling its investment from last year of £275 million for 2014 to extend the reach of its voice services, introducing WiFi calling and upgrading 2G and 3G equipment, with a specific focus on rural areas.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: “We’re continuing to invest in bringing superfast 4G and the best quality of phone calls to more places in all four corners of the UK.

“We are switching on hundreds of 4G sites, and upgrading as many 2G and 3G sites, each month, and many of those are in rural areas where there is a real demand for voice and data services.”