by Joe White
April 30, 2013
EE ("Everything Everywhere"), the only carrier in the United Kingdom to offer a 4G network, has announced the availability of 4G in an additional 12 towns and cities across the country. The new markets are: Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St. Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame, and Windsor. An additional 18 towns and cities are to get 4G coverage by the end of June, and EE hopes to have 70 percent of the country covered once 2013 draws to a close. EE CEO Olaf Swantee had this to say:
Our rollout of the country’s first 4G mobile network is continuing at a great pace to ensure that we are connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible. [...] Consumers and businesses in the UK use mobile internet more than any other market, and rely on it for long commutes; there is a demand for the best mobile services, and we’re working to meet that demand. We’re committed to rolling out 4G to 98% of the population by the end of 2014, and that includes the double-speed 4G that will launch this summer.At the minute, 62 towns and cities in the United Kingdom can access EE's 4G network. EE currently offers the iPhone 5 and iPad mini, along with a number of other 4G-ready devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the BlackBerry Z10. If you're based in the United Kingdom, are you connected to EE's 4G network? For further industry news stories, see: Even Donald Trump Thinks Apple Should Build A Supersized iPhone, Free Instant Messages Now More Popular Than SMS, and A Word Of Warning For Would Be Samsung Galaxy S IV Buyers.