EE 4G population coverage hits 75 per cent

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281 large towns and cities now covered across the UK by EE’s network

EE has switched on 4G connectivity in a further 18 large towns and cities, meaning the network now covers 75 per cent of the UK’s population.

The latest rollout includes towns in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales as the number of cities and large towns hit 281.

The towns to go live today are: Abingdon, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Brownhills, Corringham, Faversham, Fleetwood, Formby, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Hoddesdon, Holywood, Hythe, Prestatyn, Sandhurst, Spennymoor, Tilbury, Waltham Abbey and Wombourne.

EE was the first operator to launch 4G services in the UK in October 2012. It was followed by Vodafone and O2 in August 2013 and Three later that year.

EE’s network, as a result of being first-to-market, has far greater population coverage than its rivals. O2 covers approximately 45 per cent of the population on 4G while Vodafone covered 40 per cent at the last count.

EE has six million customers on 4G, O2 has two million and Vodafone had one million customers, the last time they made the figures available in July. Three has automatically switched its contract customer base onto 4G earlier this year.

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