UK LTE Customer Base Rises
UK based mobile network, EE — which is 50:50 owned by Orange and Deutsche Telekom — has announced that its LTE customer base has now reached 687 thousand, and that it expects to sign up 1 million customers by the end of this year. Existing customers migrating to 4G are showing an ARPU uplift of approximately 10%.
The total customer base fell through to 28.18 million — down 2.4 percent as the rate it signs up contract customers failed to offset losses of prepay customers. Just over half (55%) of the customers are now on postpaid plans that generate six times higher ARPU than prepaid, with underlying ARPU growth in Q2 of 2.8% over the year.