Mobile network operator EE has announced it is expanding its 4G network with 14 more large towns across the UK are to get 4G service. The 4G expansion follows major investment in voice services for rural areas on the mobile network.
EE’s 4G service are now also available in Mansfield, Swinton, Jarrow, Kirkby, Wishaw, Ilkeston, Castleford, Walton-On-Thames, Totton, Carrickfergus, Newton Abbot, Wimborne Minster, Ramsbottom and Dumbarton.
Last week, EE announced it was investing £275m in extending the reach of its voice services. The telecoms company said it is using innovative 4G and WiFi calling, and upgrading 2G and 3G equipment.
In other news, EE’s bespoke 4G, 3G and 2G network went live this week at the Glastonbury Festival, with the 4G-powered ‘high-speed herd’ of festival-themed fibre glass cows providing 4G speeds for visitors to the music festival.
Olaf Swantee, chief executive of EE, said: ‘We’re continuing to invest in bringing superfast 4G and the best quality of phone calls to more places in all four corners of the UK. We are switching on hundreds of 4G sites, and upgrading as many 2G and 3G sites, each month, and many of those are in rural areas where there is a real demand for voice and data services.’
EE now covers 73% of the UK population.