EE announces latest 4G locations

EE is obviously acutely aware that it will not have the 4G market to itself for too much longer. So getting new towns and cities online for superfast mobile data is likely to be a priority right now.

The next batch of locations has just been announced, with more said to be going online before the end of March. The latest towns and cities to feel the 4G love are Amersham, Bolton, Chelmsford, Hemel Hempstead, Southend-on-Sea, Stockport, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton. If you live in one of those areas and don't mind paying a premium for a speedy mobile data connection, you might want to nip into your local EE store to have a glimpse at the future.

That's not the last of it either. As we mentioned above, other locations are already set to see the service before March is out, including Bradford, Coventry, Rotherham, Watford and West Bromwich.

EE is pleased with the progress so far: 'As the first operator to bring 4G to the UK, it is important that we make it accessible to as much of the population as possible, as quickly as possible,' commented Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE. 'To be ahead of schedule and covering approximately 45 per cent of the population within just 90 days of the launch is a great achievement for our network team.'

As we have said before, it is a slight risk going down the EE route for 4G ahead of the competition hitting the market. The other networks might compete on price when they get 4G services approved, although that's far from certain.

Vodafone (which is already offering a deal for existing customers) is promising 98 per cent courage by the end of 2013 too, which might also be a factor for anyone planning to go down the 4G route. But if you can't wait and 4G is now down for your town, why not just go for it?

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