EE Adds 13 New Towns to 4G List, Claims Half the Population is Now Covered

By Gary Cutlack on at

Here's an interesting stat courtesy of EE. Around half of the UK's population lives in and around just 50 towns and cities. And they're all now able to pay a premium to access EE's 4G mobile service.

EE has today announced that its LTE masts in Bradford, Bingley, Doncaster, Dudley, Harpenden, Leicester, Lichfield, Loughborough, Luton, Reading, Shipley, St Albans and West Bromwich are open for business, taking the total number of locations up to 50 and, apparently, meaning 50% of the UK population can access 4G.

By the end of June, another 30 locations ought to be online. Obviously the next 50% is going to be quite a bit harder, as it means sending a man out in a van to wire up a bit of the countryside rather than just hooking up the big towns.