EE 4G GOES LIVE IN 10 MORE TOWNS ACROSS THE UK, WITH DOUBLE SPEED LAUNCHING IN AN ADDITIONAL THREE CITIES

24/07/2013

  • 4G arrives in Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham , Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City
  • EE switches on double speed 4G in Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton
  • EE now delivering superfast 4G mobile to businesses and consumers in 95 towns and cities across the UK, and double speed 4GEE to 15 cities
  • 4G now covering almost 60% of the UK population, just nine months after launch

EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available in 10 more towns across the UK. The superfast mobile network now covers 95 towns and cities across the UK.

Today, EE 4G is being switched on in Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham , Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City as the rapid pace of the roll out continues. 4G from EE now covers the homes and businesses of almost 60% of the UK population.

EE is also continuing the roll out of double speed 4G and today the service, which offers speeds up to 60Mbps and averages of 24-30Mbps, is being switched on in Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton, adding to the 12 cities launched earlier this month.

Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:

“It has been a busy summer with the launch of next generation services including Cash on Tap and new Shared 4GEE plans, and we’re continuing to keep up the pace of our 4G rollout. Today we’re launching in a further 10 UK towns bringing superfast 4G services to more and more businesses and consumers. The arrival of double speed 4G in a further three cities means we remain one step ahead, and on track to provide our customers with a world leading mobile experience.”

EE 4G mobile customers have instant web access while on the move, so they can download large files quicker than ever, watch live TV on mobiles without buffering and play live multiplayer games on the go. Consumers and businesses have access to the UK’s widest range of 4G mobile handsets, tablets and dongles including iPhone 5, iPad mini, Huawei Mobile Wi-Fi, Blackberry Z10, HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, all available from EE stores and ee.co.uk.

For more information, please visit www.ee.co.uk.

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Notes to Editors

4GEE is available in 95 UK towns and cities today – Aldershot, Altrincham, Amersham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Barnsley, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bedford, Belfast, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Bingley, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bracknell, Bradford , Brentwood, Bristol, Camberley, Cardiff, Crawley, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chorley, Coventry, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Edinburgh, Farnborough, Farnham, Gillingham, Glasgow, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Hitchin, Horsham, Huddersfield, Hull, Leatherhead, Leeds, Leicester, Letchworth, Lichfield, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Manchester, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Newbury, Newcastle, Newport, Nottingham, Oldham, Oxford, Pontefract, Preston, Reading, Rochdale, Rochester, Rotherham, Runcorn, Sale, Sheffield, Shipley, Slough, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, Stevenage, St Albans, Stafford, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Thame, Tonbridge, Walsall, Warrington, Watford, Welwyn Garden City, Weston-super-Mare, West Bromwich, Wigan, Windsor, and Wolverhampton, and EE is aiming for 98% of the UK population to be covered by the end of 2014.

Double speed 4GEE is available in 15 cities today - Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Southampton.

For more information, please contact the EE press team on:

ee@nelsonbostock.com

0845 373 7070

About EE

EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. With more than 15,000 employees and 600 retail stores, EE serves more than 27 million customers on EE, Orange and T-Mobile mobile and broadband plans.

EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, having introduced the UK's first and only superfast 4G mobile service in 2012. In July 2013 EE's 4G coverage reached nearly 60% of the UK population, with plans to cover 98% of the population by 2014.  EE’s 2G coverage today reaches 99% of the population and 3G reaches 98% of the population. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population. 

EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards. 

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