EE, the UK’s largest cellco by subscribers, has announced another coverage milestone in its LTE network rollout, revealing that it has made its 4G services available in Cornwall for the first time. According to the company, having added another 21 locations to its network footprint, it named Saltash, which has a population of around 15,000, as the 250th ‘small town’ which it serves. Meanwhile, among the new locations covered, EE said it had sought to switch on its network in rural towns in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the South West, East Midlands, and North West of England as it focused on bringing services to traditionally underserviced communities.
Olaf Swantee, EE’s chief executive, said of the development: ‘This is a landmark in our work to bring superfast mobile internet to as many people in as many places as possible. We know the benefits that 4G offers to consumers and businesses, and we’re investing heavily in areas that have not previously had good mobile or fixed line coverage where those benefits can have an ever greater impact.’
In total, EE now claims to offer its 4G service in 250 UK towns and cities across the UK, with more than 70% of the population within its network footprint, while its ‘double speed’ services are now available in a total of 20 cities.