Everything Everywhere (EE), the joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and Orange S.A in the UK, is rapidly expanding its LTE coverage in the kingdom and has now reached 200 towns and a total of 72% of the UK population. As part of the expansion the Welsh town of Rhyl has become the 200th to receive 4G coverage.
EE has switched 4G on in 13 towns across the UK this week and opens the next-gen connectivity today in Armadale, Bishop Auckland, Brighouse, Cumbernauld, Hamilton Kirkintilloch, Larne, Newry, Peterlee, Staines, Stockton-on-Tees, Rhyl and Washington.
According to EE's own standards a town isn't considered 4G-ready until at least 80% of its area is covered by LTE so users in those locations are said to expect reasonably reliable coverage throughout - at work, at home, on the go.
This isn't LTE-A (Long Term Evolution Advanced) we're talking about here but "regular" LTE (150 Mbps and not 300 Mbps). EE recently rolled out LTE-A in London and currently offers it in a total of 20 cities among which are Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and others.
4G speeds from EE are available starting at £13.99. And here's Kevin Bacon.
Vodafone is a disgrace. Massive under investment in 3G. They are a solid network for voice but for data, at the rear again. For Vodafone very much how the Romans lost Rome. They went off to conquer the rest of the world and forgot about the heartland...
Vodafone covers 30% of population but it's service is excellent, again it's all set to prove slow and steady wins the race, even in the Ultrafast 4G race :)))
I thought they still used tin cans on strings for communication in Newry and Larne!