EE is also continuing to improve 4G coverage in cities which are already connected - the number of which will hit 18 by the end of the year, two more than EE's initial predictions. 4G is being enabled on an increasing number of masts to improve network density, and EE is updating its network's backhaul.
“By the end of the first quarter of 2013, 4G will be available in 35 towns and cities across the UK, making superfast mobile accessible to thousands more customers and businesses every day," said EE CEO Olaf Swantee. "We’re delighted with the progress of the 4G rollout – we are improving the network every day, delivering superfast mobile to more and more people right across metropolitan areas, whether they’re using their devices outdoors or in their homes and offices.”
The full list of towns where 4G will be switched on are Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.