EE 4G Goes Live In 10 New Towns Across The U.K. As Subscriber Base Nears 700,000
EE has today announced that its super speedy 4G network has reached ten new towns across the United Kingdom. The move comes just as the carrier, which is the first and only one to offer 4G in the U.K., prepares to celebrate 700,000 4G subscribers.
From today, EE 4G is available in Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge, and Welwyn Garden City. What’s more, customers in Belfast, Newcastle, and Southampton can now enjoy double the data speeds they had before.
Following today’s expansion, EE 4G covers 95 cities and towns across the U.K. — that’s almost 60% of the population — 15 of which have access to double speeds. That’s not bad for a service that’s just nine months old. EE is aiming to bring 4G to 98% of the U.K. by the end of 2014.
EE also announced today its interim results for the past six months, in which it reveals that there are 687,000 customers now subscribed to its 4G network. The carrier is on track to surpass the 1 million milestone by the end of this year.
“Today’s results demonstrate our success in building our new brand and differentiating our network to drive commercial momentum while continuing to deliver cost savings to increase our margin performance,” said EE CEO Olaf Swantee. “We’ve doubled the rate at which we’re adding 4G customers and doubled our 4G speeds across 15 cities to deliver the world’s fastest network for our customers – indoors, outdoors and on key commuter routes.”