EE has switched on its 4G services in 12 more locations across the UK, taking the total number of towns and cities with the service to 117.
The new locations include Blackburn, Fleet, Halifax and Hinckley. Users there will be able to benefit from the firm’s faster 4G network, offering speeds up to five times faster than previous 3G networks.
EE said the rollout means 60 percent of the UK population is now covered, as it races towards a goal of 98 percent by 2014. So far over a million EE customers are using its 4G services.
The rest of the rollout locations are: Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Beaconsfield, Burton upon Trent, Coalville, Chester-le-Street, Gerrards Cross, Houghton-le-Spring and Reigate.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee said the continued rollout was bringing benefits to users across the UK. “The whole country is excited about 4G, and today we’re making the UK’s fastest 4G network available to people and businesses in even more towns around the UK,” he said.
The rollout announcement underlines the strength of EE’s position in the 4G market, with O2 and Vodafone only just live with their services in a handful of locations.
The benefits of 4G services are also being realised by businesses, as witnessed in the recent 4G-themed V3 Tablet App earlier this year.
The Berkshire NHS Trust also revealed to V3 that it is using 4G dongles to help its field staff send data back from home visits, rather than having to return to the office to enter it manually.
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