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EE exceed 2 million 4G customers
Wednesday 08 January 2014 11:51:56 by John Hunt

EE has bridged the two million 4G customer mark, over twice the target the company had set for 2013. The company has seen the fastest sign-up rate for 4G services in the world, outside of South Korea. 1 million 4GEE customers were achieved in the first 10 months with the second million joining in just four further months.

"We're incredibly proud of being the first UK operator to bring 4G to the UK and, in just over a year, exceeding our target by reaching two million 4G customers across the country. We continue to have particular success converting our existing base to 4G, with approximately two out of three new 4G customers moving over from Orange and T-Mobile plans."

"This year, our network priority is to deliver the benefits of superfast mobile internet to more of the UK and invent even more innovative ways for our customers to make the most of their 4G experience."

Olaf Swantee, (CEO) Everything Everywhere

EE currently reach 160 towns and cities across the UK and their LTE coverage will exceed 70% of the population this month. EE also boast the claims of the fastest 4G network. Their average speeds are 12-15Mbps, but with 'double speed 4GEE', customers can get up to 60Mbps in 20 towns and cities. This speed boost is available at an added cost and the average speeds seen are 24-30Mbps.

Comments

Posted by Kushan over 3 years ago
I feel this says more about the state of 4G in this country than it says about EE themselves.
Posted by shaunhw over 3 years ago
Meanwhile their 3G services seem to be complete rubbish, at least where I live. At night they make Dial Up look fast.
Posted by pcoventry76 over 3 years ago
where I am 3 make EE look slow even when it's 3G vs 4G - I am sure 3's 4G will wipe the floor with them too.

Oh to get more than 8mbps on 4G is my target!
Posted by bartman007 over 3 years ago
Have they got it working 100% yet?
Posted by 21again over 3 years ago
It will be interesting to see if real rural areas will get the benefit of this new technology, I guess not due to cost, hills and mountains :P
Posted by jroadley over 3 years ago
In Norfolk, there is no 3G/4G in the suburbs let alone rural areas!

Posted by otester over 3 years ago
So we have 2 million confirmed idiots in our country...
Posted by chilting over 3 years ago
@Jroadley Its no better here in rural West Sussex. We mainly get 2G with a fair few not spots thrown in. I'm not sure where they get their impressive coverage figures from?
Posted by gsxrubber over 3 years ago
Service is fast but their website is an utter disaster to try and do anything. As for being one of the 2 million 'idiots' as they now do PAYG I get it for very little more than my old T-mobile plan.
Posted by martins over 3 years ago
They've done a great job of converting users over to 4G mostly by throttling their 3G service to oblivion. That said, EE is still faster than Vodafone in my experience. Three still have the best network.
Posted by madkingsoup over 3 years ago
Blimey. 2 million people with way too much money. I bet only a small fraction of them actually need 4G speeds.
Posted by leexgx over 3 years ago
well EE do currently have more 4G coverage then other networks at the moment,saying its faster bit low at the moment as not many are using the 4G part at one location yet

cant even consider 3UK until they fix the issues with the DPI/TM injecting fake disconnect packets, (youtube having to press Retry to make the video start), all three need to do is slow the top 5% top data abusers down (o they all ready do that :) )

well in Norfolk you should be getting some 3G/4G coverage maybe with O2 as part of getting the 4G band as they have to cover most of the UK with it
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