EE 4G GOES LIVE IN 12 MORE TOWNS ACROSS THE UK

30/05/2013

  • 4G arrives in Ashton-under-Lyne, Chatham, Gillingham, High Wycombe, Merthyr Tydfil, Oldham, Oxford, Rochester, Runcorn, Sale, Stafford and Wigan
  • EE now delivering superfast 4G mobile to businesses and consumers in 74 towns and cities across the UK, just seven months after launch

EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G is available in 12 more towns across the UK. The superfast mobile network now covers 74 towns and cities across the UK.

Today, 4GEE is being switched on in Ashton-under-Lyne, Chatham, Gillingham, High Wycombe, Merthyr Tydfil, Oldham, Oxford, Rochester, Runcorn, Sale, Stafford and Wigan as the rapid pace of the roll out continues. 4G from EE covers the homes and businesses of more than 50% of the UK population.

Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:

“The pace of our 4G network roll out continues to keep us at the forefront of the UK mobile market. Just seven months after launch, we’ve covered millions of consumers and businesses with one of the fastest mobile networks in the world.”

Recent reports of network experience in Manchester and Hull from independent network testing company RootMetrics ranked EE highest for mobile internet and overall combined performance. RootMetrics will be testing mobile networks in more major cities across the UK in the coming weeks. Reports are available at http://rootmetrics.com/uk/.

4GEE mobile customers have instant web access while travelling; 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 newly launched 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 74 UK towns and cities today – Amersham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Aylesbury, Barnsley, Belfast, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Bingley, Birmingham, Blackpool, Bolton, Bradford , Brentwood, Bristol, Cardiff, Chatham, Chelmsford, Chorley, Coventry, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Dudley, Edinburgh, Gillingham, Glasgow, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Liverpool, London, Loughborough, Luton, Lytham St Annes, Maidenhead, Manchester, Marlow, Merthyr Tydfil, Newbury, Newcastle, Newport, Nottingham, Oldham, Oxford, Pontefract, Preston, Reading, Rochester, Rotherham, Runcorn, Sale, Sheffield, Shipley, Slough, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, St Albans, Stafford, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Telford, Thame, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich, Wigan, Windsor, and Wolverhampton, and EE is aiming for 98% of the UK population to be covered by the end of 2014.

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

ee@nelsonbostock.com

0845 373 7070

 

About EE

EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed-line services to more than 26 million customers. EE is the first company in the UK to provide superfast 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fibre, and runs the Orange, T-Mobile and EE brands in the UK.

Its 4G service is on track to cover more than 70% of the population by the end of 2013 and 98% by the end of 2014. EE’s mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.

EE’s fibre service is currently available to 50% of the UK population.

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