The network, essentially Orange and T-Mobile combined, has announced the next batch of cities – 17 in total – scheduled for 4G action. Huzzah! And stuff.
The 17 new EE 4G cities are: Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.
EE reckons the sexy 17 should be fully active by the end of Q1 2013, or “March” to you and me.
By my count, that’ll make 33 cities (11 at launch, 16 total by the end of the year, and the 17 newbies) in the UK with EE 4G. The target of 98% EE 4G coverage is expected by the end of 2014.
In addtion, EE has announced that it’ll improve 4G services in those areas already active. We’ve been hearing mixed accounts to date. Incidentally, is anyone here on 4G? Let us know how you're getting on.
Finally, EE has also reached 40% coverage with its DC-HSPA 3G service, which is ideal if you’re not rolling in money. See, EE 4G is a wee bit expensive.