EE announces £1.5 billion network investment to bring 4G to everyone in the UK

UK mobile operator EE today announced plans to invest £1.5 billion in network improvements over the next three years, with the aim to deliver 4G to more than 99% of the population. The company also plans to roll out double-speed 4G to 90% of the UK by 2017. The plan is the result of pressure from the UK government for operators to tackle signal 'not spots'.

Rural investment is on the cards, which will bring enhancements for both voice and data services to 90% of the UK, connecting every home to minimise areas where reliable signal is hard to come by. These pledges are to see EE combat inevitable problems that will arise through changes of how the general population is using mobile infrastructure.

To read more on EE's investment plans, see the official announcement on the network website.

Source: EE (opens in new tab)

Rich Edmonds
  • I'll believe it when I see it. I can't get any EE service where I live, and I'm in a decent sized town in the Midlands. I use Three which barely works here. UK phone coverage is fine in cities, but everywhere else is hit or miss at best. I can't see how any provider could get to even 75% coverage within the next decade. There are still giant patches of the country, especially in Wales, with no coverage for miles and miles.
  • Sounds horrible, especially considering how small the UK is. Sent from the iMore App