4G or not 4G? Cumbernauld gets mobile network speed boost

Written by Scott Campbell. Scott Campbell
Published at 21:22 on 25 April 2014.
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CUMBERNAULD has become one of the latest British towns to get a superfast mobile connection, as the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, EE, announced today (25th April) that customers in the town would be able to receive the superfast 4G mobile broadband connection.

EE, the largest and most advanced digital communications company in the United Kingdom, announced that from today (25th April) customers in Cumbernauld will be able to load webpages, run applications and watch movies faster than ever before.

The company made the announcement earlier today and confirmed that Cumbernauld follows on from the switch on 4GEE in Rhyl, in North Wales, which became the 200th town in the UK to benefit from the superfast connection. The latest boosts to mobile broadband connections now means that 72 per cent of the UK population are covered by EE’s ‘4GEE’ signal, with 13 towns switched on this week alone.

Other towns who came on the 4GEE signal today include Armadale, Bishop Auckland, Brighouse, Hamilton Kirkintilloch, Larne, Newry, Peterlee, Staines, Stockton-on-Tees, Rhyl and Washington, with more towns planned in the near future.

Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE said: “Today we switch on our 200th 4G town just 18 months after pioneering the service in the UK.”

The company’s CEO went on to describe the switch on of 4G services as the “fastest rollout” of any such technology to date.

Mr Swantee added: “We now have over 2 million customers using superfast 4G. That’s the fastest rollout and uptake of any technology in Britain, and means that the UK’s mobile digital infrastructure is now ahead of many other nations. We’re proud to have been the driving force that made that happen, but we won’t stop there.

“Our continued drive to deliver 4G to more of the UK means that our customers have access to by far the biggest network in the country. Hitting this landmark highlights that 4G from EE is available wherever people need it - at home, at work, or enjoying the sunshine on the beach in Rhyl, our 200th town.”

EE’s rigorous switch on requirements mean that locations aren’t considered official 4GEE towns until at least 80% of the area is covered, ensuring new customers get the best 4G experience possible. EE continues to switch on hundreds of 4G sites all over the UK every month, and many additional towns are set to be announced in the near future.

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