EE Reveals New 4G LTE Plans, Details On Expansion


EE, the U.K.’s first and only 4G LTE carrier, revealed its latest network expansion and 4G LTE plans last night. This is a huge benchmark for the company as it strives to stand out from other competitors when they eventually unveil their 4G LTE services later this year.

Hot off the press is EE’s new sharing plans. The new sharing plans will enable customers to share their allowances across different devices, or with different people entirely – much like a business contract. This is particularly useful if you own multiple phones that all run on EE’s network, as you’ll only have one contract and can have the allowances split between the devices.

EE also announced their first PAY&GO mobile broadband plans, this is the first time that EE have ever offered 4G mobile data on the PAY&GO and is a huge milestone for the company. I mean, who wouldn’t want blazing fast internet speeds on their mobile devices? I know I certainly would!

In addition, EE also announced the first 10 cities to receive the ‘double-speed’ upgrade. This will take full advantage of EE’s network, upgrading customers top line speeds up to 80Mbps, whilst the U.K.’s average download speeds increased to 30Mbps. The first 10 cities to receive the ‘double-speed’ upgrade, in the upcoming weeks are:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Sheffield

Believe it or not, there’s still a bunch of towns across the U.K. that still don’t have EE 4G LTE coverage. However, EE are doing their best to expand across the whole of the U.K. (currently covering 50%). So, EE has confirmed a bunch of new towns across the UK that will receive their own LTE expansions in 2013.

People based in Aberdeen, Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Ipswich, Middlesbrough, Northampton, Norwich, Poole, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Swansea and York were specifically mentioned to receive EE’s 4G LTE capabilities in the near future. Alongside these expansion plans to cover towns and cities, the next phase of the LTE upgrade looks like it will be targeting major commuter routes, shopping centres and airports.

This is quite an achievement for the U.K.’s first 4G LTE carrier, considering they already cover 50% of the U.K. and are constantly trying to expand and provide the best service they possibly can to their customers.

  • SourceEE