5/8/2013 11:23:56 AM
EE extends 3G coverage in Northern Ireland
EE has almost trebled its 3G coverage in Northern Ireland, rolling out the service to an extra half a million customers during the past six months.
The operator is spending £37m in the country, which has had historically poor 3G coverage, upgrading its network. In late 2012, geographical coverage was 26.4% but it sits today at 70.91%. In total, 85% of Northern Ireland's population can access 3G services. Belfast had 4G switched on in December 2012.
EE's chief technology officer Fotis Karonis said: 'We are delighted to have so rapidly brought 3G mobile coverage to half a million Northern Ireland residents that previously had no access to mobile internet services. Our network team has worked incredibly hard to get the ambitious upgrade project to this milestone, and we will continue until we have reached 95% population coverage for 3G. We’ve had great commercial success here as a result of the investment that we’re making, and that will only improve as our teams offer Northern Ireland businesses and consumers this outstanding network performance.'
Author: Graeme Neill