EE has named another 14 towns ‘in all four corners of the UK’ that are set to benefit from access to its 4G network. In announcing the coverage development the mobile network operator confirmed that the rollout in these new areas will mean it now offer LTE-based services in 229 large towns and cities across the country. In the latest round of expansion, the locations where coverage will be added are: Mansfield, Swinton, Jarrow, Kirkby, Wishaw, Ilkeston, Castleford, Walton-On-Thames, Totton, Carrickfergus, Newton Abbot, Wimborne Minster, Ramsbottom and Dumbarton.
With EE having announced last week that it was investing GBP275 million (USD540 million) in extending the reach of its voice services, using innovative 4G and Wi-Fi calling, and upgrading 2G and 3G equipment, with a specific focus on rural areas, CEO Olaf Swantee noted in the wake of this latest announcement: ‘We’re continuing to invest in bringing superfast 4G and the best quality of phone calls to more places in all four corners of the UK. We are switching on hundreds of 4G sites, and upgrading as many 2G and 3G sites, each month, and many of those are in rural areas where there is a real demand for voice and data services.’