EE has increased the size of its 4G network, adding 14 towns and bringing its coverage to a total of 229 towns and cities.
The firm promised a blanket of coverage that extends from Scotland to Devon and boasted that its mobile network is the UK’s largest.
Mobile internet users in Mansfield, Swinton, Jarrow, Kirkby, Wishaw, Ilkeston, Castleford, Walton-on-Thames, Totton, Carrickfergus, Newton Abbot, Wimborne Minster, Ramsbottom and Dumbarton will get coverage from today. They are the first places to be upgraded since a significant service update announcement by EE last week.
Olaf Swantee, chief executive of EE, 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.”
In April EE announced that its 4G user base hit 2.9 million people, including enterprises, an achievement the firm said is down to its wide coverage and investment.
While the mobile operator also revealed a fall in revenues at the time, EE said it is on target to hit six million 4G customers by the end of this year. By comparison Vodafone announced 500,000 4G customers earlier this year.
EE chief financial officer Neal Milsom said at the time: “We are delivering strong, consistent commercial performance and continue to successfully create value through our award-winning network. We signed up nearly 900,000 4G customers in a single quarter, with over one in four new customers opting for EE’s exclusive double-speed 4GEE Extra plans.”