EE’s 4G rollout has reached yet another milestone as Rhyl in North Wales becomes the 200th UK town to be switched on.
This weekend will also see the ultrafast service go live in Armdale, Bishop Auckland, Brighouse, Cumbernauld, Hamilton Kirkintilloch, Larne, Newry, Peterlee, Staines, Stockton-on-Tees and Washington.
The latest round of network upgrades will see 4G reach 72% of the UK population. Earlier this month operator rivals O2 announced that its own rollout had extended to 191 towns and cities since its launch last August.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: ‘Today we switch on our 200th 4G town just 18 months after pioneering the service in the UK.
‘We now have over 2 million customers using superfast 4G. That’s the fastest rollout and uptake of any technology in Britain, and means that the UK’s mobile digital infrastructure is now ahead of many other nations. We’re proud to have been the driving force that made that happen, but we won’t stop there.
‘Our continued drive to deliver 4G to more of the UK means that our customers have access to by far the biggest network in the country. Hitting this landmark highlights that 4G from EE is available wherever people need it - at home, at work, or enjoying the sunshine on the beach in Rhyl, our 200th town.’