First Superfast 4G Network in UK Launches Today
iPhone and iPad users in the UK had some great news today with the launch of the first ever superfast 4G network in the UK, from EE. The service kicks off in 11 major cities in the UK: Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Southampton. EE says that its 4G rollout will increase by 2,000 square miles every month in the UK, with the service spreading to five more cities by Christmas. EE says that it expects 98% of the population in the UK to be covered by the end of 2014. EE says that this will be the fastest rollout of any UK network in history, with 4G coverage being made available to around 2 million people in Britain every month between now and the end of 2014. EE also highlighted today the results of the first ever global study into 4G’s business benefits, which found that 74% of UK businesses intend to adopt 4G within 12 months, with 85% of businesses polled in Newcastle saying that they would roll out the service within 12 months, and 78% of London businesses saying the same.