EE has announced that it now has 5.6 million 4G customers on its network, and over 6,200 business users, including MasterCard and Reading Council, as demand for faster mobile services continues to grow.
EE announced the figures as part of its Q3 results. The operator added 1.4 million customers over the period, its biggest 4G growth in a single quarter. The rise means there are now 31 million connections on the EE network in total.
The growth in 4G connections puts EE well on track to surpass its target of six million 4G customers by the end of the year. EE also confirmed that double-speed 4G will be in 40 cities by end of the year.
EE revealed that the number of connections on its network via mobile virtual network operator deals, such as with Asda or BT which use the EE network to sell mobile services to customers, is now 3.8 million, up 5.6 percent year on year.
However, despite the growth in 4G users, EE saw its Q3 revenues fall by 1.2 percent to £1.52bn owing to the impact of regulatory cuts.
Neal Milsom, chief financial officer at EE, said the company is delivering on its goals and confident that its move into areas such as TV would help to grow revenues.
"We are delivering consistent underlying performance in a highly competitive environment while continuing to face significant regulatory pressure on our revenues," he said.
"We are investing to further innovate on behalf of our customers by delivering not just the best network, but improvements in customer service, a range of attractive EE-branded devices, shared plans, and soon EE TV."
The firm also expects its acquisition of 58 stores from Phones 4u to boost sales by providing an increased retail presence in high streets across the UK.
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