EE 4G reaches more than 75 per cent of UK population


Operator has switched on 13 new towns and expects new 4G sites to cover an additional 300,000 people.

EE has introduced 4G coverage in 17 new towns and locations meaning the network now covers over 75 per cent of the UK population.

The UK’s largest operator reached 250 locations last month but has now added 13 more towns, including UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s constituency of Witney, in Oxfordshire.

EE currently has over 30 million customers and provides 4G to 263 major towns and cities and over 2500 smaller towns and villages.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: “4G is now a well-known and well understood technology, with businesses and communities increasingly demanding 4G coverage because they see the significant economic benefit. Our fast, nationwide rollout continues, with hundreds of new sites being switched on every month to bring 4G to more places, often giving people a fast broadband experience for the very first time.”

On the service coming to his town, David Cameron said: “The arrival of EE’s 4G mobile services in Witney is a huge boost for local companies and people living in the area. Now the latest generation of mobile technology has arrived, Witney is now an area where it is even more attractive to live, to work and to do business. The arrival of 4G makes this part of Oxfordshire one of the best connected areas in the UK.”

The new towns covered in the rollout are:Buckingham, Burntwood, Chesham, Chesterfield (pictured), Dalkeith (Scotland), Glossop, Hertford, Rugeley, Sheerness, Thornaby-on-Tees, Ware, Wickford and Witney