EE adds 15 towns to 4G network including Gateshead, Wallasey and Wakefield

EE brings superfast broadband 4G services to West Kirby donkeys

EE has expanded its 4G network to another 15 towns as it continues to boost coverage in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Joining the 200 towns and cities already connected are: Gateshead, Birkenhead, East Grinstead, Leighton Buzzard, Wallasey, South Shields, Wakefield and West Kirby in England; Bangor, Lisburn, Newtownards and Omagh in Northern Ireland; Port Talbot and Neath in Wales; and Coatbridge in Scotland.

In the seaside town of West Kirby, the rollout will be celebrated with 4G-powered donkey rides. Four donkeys – Bolt (pictured above), Zip, Lightning and Flash – will be fitted out with 4G hotspot and giving free rides on Saturday.

This latest rollout takes EE’s 4G coverage to 72 percent of the UK, including 2,588 villages. To date EE has over two million 4G customers, including 4,000 business users.

EE marketing chief Pippa Dunn said bringing 4G to yet more locations would ensure more people than ever could enjoy a superfast summer.

“EE is bringing 4G to more regions across the UK than ever before and with summer just around the corner, we wanted to make the ‘best of British’ even better,” she said.

“It’s great for everyone to be able to stay connected all the time, even in more remote spots like on the beach.”

The rollout underlines the growing demand for faster and greater capacity mobile broadband access, underlined by Ofcom’s recent suggestion it may move TV spectrum into a new band, to free up more frequency for 4G services.

6 June 2014 | 6:30 am – Source:

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