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EE to launch in further 27 towns by June 2013 – Oxford, Aldershot and Blackpool included

Everything Everywhere’ s EE expansion is continuing at full speed ahead after last week the network announced that a further 9 locations had been turned on for the ultra-fast 4G/LTE connectivity, which brings the total number of areas up to 27 for the network.

Well today EE takes things up a notch as the company has announced that it will be expanding the 4G EE coverage to a further 27 towns and cities across the UK by June 2013, which will bring the total amount of areas with coverage to 65.

This further promise from EE means that a large amount of well known British cities and towns will get coverage including holiday hot spot Blackpool, education hub Oxford and… well, Stevenage.

Also included in the switch to 4G between April and June will be:

  • Aldershot
  • Ashford
  • Basildon
  • Basingstoke
  • Blackpool
  • Bracknell
  • Camberley
  • Colchester
  • Crawley
  • Farnborough
  • Guildford
  • Horsham
  • Huddersfield
  • Leatherhead
  • Maidstone
  • Milton Keyne
  • Oldham
  • Oxford
  • Redhill
  • Reigate
  • Sevenoaks
  • Stevenage
  • Tonbridge
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Warrington
  • Wigan
  • Woking

This roll-out means that by June approximately 55 per cent of the UK’s population will be in the region of EE’s 4G service, which is up 10% from the current 45 per cent coverage the network currently has.

However, by this time EE will probably have considerable competition in the from of the other UK networks, as by then the Ofcom 4G spectrum auction will have ended and other networks such as Three, O2 and Vodafone will all be launching/running their own 4G services.


EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced that 4G will be switched on in a further 27 towns across the country by June 2013, expanding superfast coverage to more than 65 UK towns and cities in total.

The 4G rollout, which offers customers speeds up to five times faster than 3G, is proving a huge success with UK businesses, including Addison Lee, Foxtons, Gatwick Airport, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Kier, Microsoft, Morrisons, Sony Music, TNT Post and Urban Outfitters, who are already reaping the benefits of increased efficiencies and productivity both in and out of the office.

Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:

“Our business customers want a 4G network that covers the markets in which they operate, and that is exactly what we are building for them – and at a phenomenal rate. We’re set to cover more than half of the UK population by Summer, staying ahead of the schedule that we set for ourselves at launch, and continuing to demonstrate the amazing value of 4G mobile to many organisations with different challenges and different needs.”

Between April and June, 4G will be launched in Aldershot, Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Farnborough, Guildford, Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Oxford, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Wigan and Woking.

The EE 4G network currently covers 45% of the UK population, and is forecast to increase to more than 55% by summer, as the network grows to cover more than 65 towns and cities as well as much of the suburban and rural areas that surround them. At the end of January, nine new 4G towns were switched on, and this week 4G coverage from EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator, landed in Newbury – the 28th live 4G town.