EE has switched on its double-speed services in Belfast, Southampton and Newcastle, and has also added 10 new locations to its wider 4G network as the firm continues to expand its superspeed mobile network ahead of rollouts by rivals O2 and Vodafone.
The double speed 4G services went live on 3 July in a number of cities including Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Sheffield. They offer speeds of up to, theoretically, 150Mbps, and on average around 30Mbps.
Customers on the EE 4G network in the new cities can now access the faster network as normal, for no additional charge.
Additionally, the firm’s normal speed 4G network has been turned on in 10 more locations. These are Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City.
EE said this means it has now covered 60 percent of the UK population with its network in under a year since the network first went live on 1 November 2012.
EE chief executive Olaf Swantee said the ongoing work to boost the 4G network would enable the firm's customers to get the best from their contracts and devices.
“The arrival of double-speed 4G in a further three cities means we remain one step ahead, and on track to provide our customers with a world-leading mobile experience,” Swantee said.
The push continues EE’s relentless growth in the UK ahead of rivals O2 and Vodafone, both of which are still not expected to make their rival services available until the autumn to coincide with the launch of the next iPhone from Apple.
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