The UK's largest mobile operator, EE, has announced new plans to bring 4G speeds of 60 Mbps to 90 per cent of the UK by 2017. Twenty of the UK's busiest cities will also get a boost up to 150 Mbps speeds during the same time frame.
EE made its announcement today and will be throwing £1.5 billion at the project. EE also hopes to bring 4G coverage to 99 per cent of the country by 2017 so it has a lot to work on. Boosting 4G up to 60 Mbps for most users is going to be a fairly big job and most users will see their speeds double.
EE Chief Executive, Olaf Swantee, said: “Stage one of our network strategy saw us overhaul UK mobile networks, launching 4G and changing the way people and businesses use their smart devices. This revolution of the mobile landscape has made the UK a leader in global communications once again.”
“Today we’re announcing the next stage with a commitment to once again radically improve mobile coverage, this time with a strong focus on rural UK, all while continuing to increase speeds and capacity with deeper coverage in more cities. Smart devices are playing an ever-increasing part in our customers’ lives in every part of the UK.”
The operator will be putting £1.5 billion in to this expansion project, making it a hefty investment.
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KitGuru Says: EE has been heavily focused on bringing 4G to all areas of the UK for the last few years. Now that it has its bases mostly covered, it is time to give customers better speeds. Are any of you guys using EE? What do you think of the 4G service?