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EE pumps super-speed 4G into 12 more UK towns

James Temperton
28 Mar 2014
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New towns in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all hooked up to EE's 4G network

Super-fast mobile broadband is now available in 12 more UK towns after EE announced another expansion to its 4G network.

EE, which launched its 4G network in October 2012, said the service was now available in 187 locations across the UK.

The new towns to be connected in England are Burnley, Leigh, Macclesfield, Nuneaton, Sittingbourne and Tamworth. In Northern Ireland Antrim, Coleraine and Newtownabbey can now access EE 4G, with Bridgend and Pontypool in Wales and Livingstone in Scotland also hooked up.

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EE boss Olaf Swantee said his company was determined to bring its 4G network to more and more people:

“Our 4G rollout is continuing at an industry-leading pace, reaching more and more people in places right across the UK. We're connecting major towns to make sure that consumers, commuters and businesses have 4G where they live and where they work," he said.

EE is also improving its existing 4G services to improve speeds and coverage. Since it launched in October 2012 more than two million people have signed up to EE 4G.

The expansion comes after EE announced plans to launch its own 4G handset for just £100. Kestrel, which is launching in April, will cost £100 on pay-as-you-go and be the first EE-branded phone.

Built by Huawei, the Kestrel has a 4.5in 960x540 screen, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. EE said the phone will be free on its new entry-level £14 a month deal.

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