EE expanding UK 4G reach

Everything Everywhere (EE), Britain’s largest phone operator, will double the number of cities that can access its 4G network as it accelerates plans ahead of the state auction of frequencies that will allow competition for superfast mobile Internet next year.

EE has revealed that a further 17 cities will be added to its 4G network, meaning that its total coverage of the UK will grow by about 4 million people across 35 cities before the end of the auction expected in March 2013.

The new cities to get a 4G network are Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Watford.

Superfast 4G mobile is about five times faster than existing 3G services, allowing rapid access to the web and faster downloads.

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