EE’s 4G LTE rollout continues apace, with the super-fast mobile network now reaching 50 towns and cities across the UK.
The company just added another 13 locations to its 4G roster, bringing the total number up to 50.
So which are the new towns and cities to be covered by EE? They are Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich.
The rollout is now ahead of schedule, apparently, and EE 4G is now accessible to more than 50 per cent of the UK population, the company boasts.
The next target is the end of June, when another 30 locations will be covered. By the close of this year, 70 per cent of the UK should be covered – and by the end of 2014, the tricky final third will be tackled, and 98 per cent of Brits will have access to the service. If the firm can make that a reality, the rollout will indeed have been an impressively organised affair.
EE claims customers are currently getting an average speed of 15Mbps on its LTE network.
Of course, the sticking point for many is still the price of the EE 4G plans. As EE currently holds a monopoly on 4G, it is certainly making customers pay for the privilege of super-fast mobile – even though the network has lowered prices (and offered discounts) since launch.
When the rest of the network’s 4G services start to go live, we can expect to see EE become a lot more competitive. Otherwise, it’ll be in trouble in the future…