EE extends 4G coverage for rail, road and airport routes

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EE has announced plans for an expansion of its 4G network across major transport routes and hubs in the UK, and an improvement of voice coverage for major road routes. It has also extended 4G coverage to 14 more towns and cities.

EE said the plans were part of a £275m investment it will be making in 2014 to boost its network, with railway lines, airports and road routes all given priority.

This will see 4G coverage rolled out along railway lines from London Euston to Birmingham, and on to Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. In the south, this will cover London Victoria to Brighton. EE has already announced plans to bring 4G to Eurostar services this year.

The firm will also bring 4G to 18 airports in the UK, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool John Lennon, Belfast International and Blackpool.

The firm also said that 2G services for voice calls would be improved across numerous motorway routes, including the M25, M6 and M5. Train routes around the country will also be given better 2G coverage.

Finally, 4G is now available in locations including Hartlepool, Torquay and Keighley, meaning 70 percent of the UK is now covered by its superfast network.

Olaf Swantee, CEO at EE, said the plans underlined the importance of boosting both voice and data services for customers across the country.

“More towns right across the UK now have access to the country’s biggest 4G network, and more people can use it where they need it most – in airports and on the busiest commuter route,” he said.

“Phone calls are still an incredibly important part of the mobile experience, and we’re investing to ensure that people travelling all over the UK can make phone calls in more places and with better quality than ever before.”

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