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EE's 4G population coverage reaches 75 percent

EE, the UK's largest 4G provider, has just connected up another 18 large towns and cities to its network, which now covers 75 percent of the population.
October 2, 2014

EE has been slowing rolling out its 4G data service to UK customers over the past two years, and has just connected up another 18 large towns and cities. EE now claims to have 75 percent of the UK’s population covered with its 4G signal, although London probably accounts for a good portion of that percentage alone.

The latest towns to receive EE’s 4G treatment are Abingdon, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Brownhills, Corringham, Faversham, Fleetwood, Formby, Hebburn, Helensburgh, Hoddesdon, Holywood, Hythe, Prestatyn, Sandhurst, Spennymoor, Tilbury, Waltham Abbey and Wombourne. This brings the total number of towns covered up to 281, and over 2,500 villages also fall within EE’s speedy network.

EE 4G coverage map

EE is by far the UK’s largest 4G data provider, mostly due to being first to market with the service. So far, EE’s rivals have only managed to offer 4G coverage to around 45 percent of the population. As recently as July, the company has six million customers on its 4G network, compared with O2’s two million and Vodafone’s one million customers. However, the fastest data speeds in the country are still limited to heavily built up areas, for now.

It might be taking a while, but the UK’s 4G rollout is set to continue over the coming years.