EE to provide blanket 4G mobile internet across UK

EE to provide blanket 4G mobile internet across UK

In a recent announcement, EE has revealed that it plans to provide blanket 4G mobile internet across the UK, by tapping the resources of its new owner, BT.

Pledging an investment to the tune of a £1 billion in network and customer services improvement, EE said that, by the year 2020, it will expand its 4G coverage in the UK from 60 percent of the country’s landmass to 95 percent.

EE has also disclosed that it aims to provide 4G coverage in Shetland and the Isles of Scilly, which – despite their small populations – have a high number of visitors each year. The planned 4G coverage by EE in Shetland and the Isles of Scilly will likely be enabled by subsea fibre broadband links which have been deployed by BT.

In addition, EE also said that would eliminate so-called mobile “not spots” in the UK by ensuring that the reach of its superfast mobile Internet services is expanded beyond the current 2G or 3G signals.

Furthermore, revealing that EE will also roll out 4G calling — or voice over LTE — across the UK to enable both voice and data over the 4G platform, Chief Executive Marc Allera said that EE’s plans will take 4G to the edges of the country.

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