Mobile operator EE has just revealed that its faster mobile broadband network (4G) will cover 27 more towns across the UK by June 2013.
The 4G service which has 45% population, will be available in towns including Aldershot, Ashford, Basildon, Basingstoke, Blackpool, Bracknell, Camberley, Colchester, Crawley, Farnborough, Guildford, Horsham, Huddersfield, Leatherhead, Maidstone, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Oxford, Redhill, Reigate, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Warrington, Wigan and Woking from April, according to EE.
EE, the merger company of Orange and T-Mobile launched 4G mobile broadband in the UK ahead of its rivals using 1800MHz spectrum band which it shares with another major operator, Three (3) which is yet to launch the service.
Other mobile firms including Vodafone, O2 and Virgin Mobile will join next generation mobile broadband race after Ofcom’s spectrum auction gets over later this year.
LTE based wireless broadband from EE is capable of delivering 5 times faster speeds, when compared to 3G. However, the new technology is considered much expensive in terms of the cost of data. The price could come down in the next few years due to market competition.
EE is expected to achieve 98% of 4G coverage by next year.