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EE launches 4G network in 10 more towns bringing 60% coverage to the UK

EE has launched 4G in ten more towns across the UK, meaning the superfast mobile network now covers 60 per cent of the country.

Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City are all now covered by EE's 4G network, bringing the total to 95 towns and cities across the UK.

Additionally, the company has doubled 4G speeds in three cities - Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton. EE's double speed 4G, which offers speeds up to 60Mbps and averages of 24-30Mbps, is now available in fifteen cities.

EE launched its 4G network nine months ago and now plans to bring coverage to 98 per cent of the population by 2014. The company also announced that it now has 687,000 4G customers.

Olaf Swantee, EE's CEO, said: "It has been a busy summer with the launch of next generation services including Cash on Tap and new Shared 4GEE plans, and we're continuing to keep up the pace of our 4G rollout.

"Today we're launching in a further 10 UK towns bringing superfast 4G services to more and more businesses and consumers. The arrival of double speed 4G in a further three cities means we remain one step ahead, and on track to provide our customers with a world leading mobile experience."

EE is currently the only 4G provider in the UK after it successfully applied to Ofcom to transfer bandwidth used for 3G to 4G, before the 4G spectrum auction, leaving its competitors behind.

Vodafone, O2 and Three are expected to launch rival 4G services in the coming months.

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