EE has turned on 4G in its 50th town or city, with its next generation service now covering half of the UK's population.
4G went live today (28 March) in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich. EE said the roll out continues to be ahead of schedule and it plans to launch in another 30 towns and cities by the end of June. While it has largely stuck to introducing 4G to built up areas so far, it did roll out the service to rural Cumbria last week.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: 'With these major milestones of 50 towns and cities and 50% of the population, we’re remaining ahead of our schedule to equip UK consumers and businesses with 4G. Our customers are at the heart of our rollout and we are working hard to deliver 4G to 70% of the UK population by the end of this year, and 98% of the population by the end of 2014.'
Author: Graeme Neill