EE Signs Up 500,000 Customers for LTE Service
EE has announced that it has now signed up over half a million customers to its 1800 MHz based LTE network.
The company launched its LTE network in phases over the past seven months, after being granted an early waiver from the regulator to reform its GSM spectrum for LTE services.
EE has also announced that it will be introducing a range of new tariffs over the next few months, which would look timed to be available as the rival networks launch their own LTE services.
By the end of June, EE’s 4G network will reach over 55% of the UK population, and will cover 98% by the end of 2014. EE will also be boosting its LTE download speeds to a theoretical 80Mbps in ten cities within weeks. Double-speed will first arrive in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
As well as bringing 4G to more of the UK population throughout 2013, the next phase of EE’s 4G rollout will target major commuter routes, shopping centers and airport hubs, such as Gatwick airport which has recently switched on 4G for customers across its site.