EE has expanded its 4G network to cover an additional 12 towns in the UK. The service has now gone live in Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor, taking the total of connected towns and cities to 62.
The latest expansion sees EE 4G reach more than 50% of the UK population and puts the company on course to meet its target of 70% coverage by the end of the year.
EE pledged to double the speed and capacity of its 4G mobile network this summer, taking average speeds to more than 20Mbps and headline speeds to 80Mbps plus.
“Our rollout of the country’s first 4G mobile network is continuing at a great pace to ensure that we are connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible,” said EE chief executive Olaf Swantee.
“Consumers and businesses in the UK use mobile internet more than any other market, and rely on it for long commutes; there is a demand for the best mobile services, and we’re working to meet that demand.
“We’re committed to rolling out 4G to 98% of the population by the end of 2014, and that includes the double-speed 4G that will launch this summer.”
EE announced earlier this month that its 4G customer base has reached 300,000 six months after its launch.