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April 27, 2016

EE to extend 4G coverage to 95% of the UK

EE to extend 4G coverage to 95% of the UK


EE the UK’s largest mobile phone network is to extend its 4G coverage to 95% of the UK’s land mass by 2020. This ambitious plan would give it a huge competitive advantage over its rivals and allow consumers in rural areas to benefit from superfast 4G services and in some cases give them use of the internet for the first time. The move will benefit those wishing to use laptops, tablets and home PCs aswell as mobiles. Some people are already moving away from traditional internet providers if they live in a strong 4G signal area as the speed on offer can be as fast if not faster than a wire based internet connection.

Many people in rural areas still struggle to get a satisfactory internet connection either because their service is too slow or in some cases non-existent, a 4G service would solve this and extend the benefits of the internet to these people allowing them to enjoy films, streaming services, internet voice calls etc. The service will be popular with politicians who know that the internet allows businesses to operate opening up wider job opportunities in more remote locations.

The expansion is being carried out on the back of winning a contract with the Home Office to connect emergency services to allow vital communications between the police, fire and ambulance services. The new contract has been awarded to take over from the existing radio network that such services use.

To achieve their ambitious plan the company will roll out 750 new sites over the coming years. The move, if successful, will make the UK one of the best covered countries for 4G services in Europe and indeed the world.