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EE in the UK boosts 4G at airports, on trains and in 14 more towns

By James Richardson on 21 Feb 2014 04:31 am EST

Things this week in the UK have had a boost in the 4G department thanks to the network EE. The company who was first to launch 4G LTE in Great Britain has announced not only that the 4G service is now available in 14 new towns, but they are also getting fully equipped to supply commuters with the fastest data speeds possible - perfect for BlackBerry 10 users, both consumer and business

First up we have airports. EE now has coverage in 18 of the UK's largest airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool John Lennon, Bristol, Nottingham East Midlands, Leeds-Bradford, Belfast International, George Best Belfast City, Robin Hood and Blackpool.

Next up is the UK rail network where EE is also bringing 4G to some of the busiest rail routes this year. The first stage of the 4G rail expansion project will make superfast mobile data available along the line from London Euston to Birmingham New Street; stage two will extend north to Manchester and Liverpool, and south from London Victoria to Brighton; stage three will reach Glasgow by the end of the year, with coverage expanding all the time.

EE is also building a 4G network for passengers travelling to France on the Eurotunnel, set to be complete by late summer.

Finally, the 14 latest towns to have access to superfast 4G are Belper, Cannock, Ellesmere Port, Grangemouth, Harrogate, Hartlepool, Keighley, Motherwell, Paignton, Richmond (North Yorkshire), Skelmersdale, Torquay and Widnes.

Olaf Swantee, CEO at EE, said:

“More towns right across the UK now have access to the country’s biggest 4G network, and more people can use it where they need it most – in airports and on the busiest commuter routes. We are leading the way with 4G, with twice as much coverage as any other provider, connecting more customers in more places. But our network investment in 2014 is not just about giving people faster mobile data – phone calls are still an incredibly important part of the mobile experience, and we’re investing to ensure that people travelling all over the UK can make phone calls in more places and with better quality than ever before.

With the other UK networks still playing catch up, EE certainly have a big lead in the 4G wars. However, with Three recently rolling out 4G (currently in limited locations) at no extra cost I suspect within the next year or so the gap will close. 

Either way it's good news all round and of course that all BlackBerry 10 devices are 4G enabled. 



I dont know if I'm the only one to have seen, but in a video removed from YouTube by BlackBerry ( I saw at 1:19 this photo! !

A BlackBerry phone with a big screen AND a keyboard!!



Oohh and i forgot: First! First! ;)


F u Adam! Iwas trying to be first to comment! Lol

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Great to see this article tied in with a BlackBerry.

Observation Junkie

What, the same EE that only has two blackberry 10 phones?
T-Mobile with Q5
Orange with Q10

Great support EE- not!!!!

Catapulted from my Z10.


And the same EE that appears to be Throttling Back the 3G/H+/2G signals!!
A fair few of Orange/EE users in my area have noticed the signal Drop off!

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Peter Morris

O2 4G unofficially available in York (UK) plus I have picked up o2 4G from my local mast in Wakefield area (UK)

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What's shocking in this article is that there's a place called Liverpool John Lennon and their CEO is named Olaf.

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And why is this shocking??

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That's massive!

C0038297E Quote of the Day (BBM Channel)

Mark Edward Carr

I have noticed issues with my ee signal of 3g. Phone keeps jumping from full signal to emergency / no signal

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Unless you are getting both data and voice over 4G, there is no point to 4G. :)


Don't believe the hype
I'm on EE so called 4G network all I'm getting most of the time is 3G on my phone.

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

kez plant

Had speeds of up to 78mbs download and 27 mbs upload and my friends not on EE have been very jealous.

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I have the z10, and live in a 4g area, at best I get full signal most of the time it shows H+ in a 40 min conversion it dropped the call 3x , (more than one occasion) , Internet......more times than none it won't connect and I have the latest software......

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