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EE’s 4G Customer Base Doubles in 4 Months

By Kevin Thomas on 08th January 2014

EE Olaf Swantree


EE confirmed it now has 2 million 4G customers and its 4G mobile network will be accessible to over 70% of the UK population this month.


EE were the first mobile operator to launch 4G in the UK back in October 2012 and hit 1 million subscribers 10 months later and they've added another million in four months after that.


However, Olaf Swantee (above), CEO, EE confirmed that “approximately two out of three new 4G customers moved over from Orange and T-Mobile plans”, which means that just a third have switched from another mobile operator to EE.


On the business front, EE is also achieving impressive growth figures with over 4000 corporate businesses and 75% of all new and upgrading SMEs now choosing 4G. A sample of companies include : Canon, Expedia, Foxtons, IKEA, Jewson, Kimberly-Clark, RAC, Renault and Tate & Lyle.


EE also reported a 25% increase in voice calls and an increase of over 70% in the average data use over the 4G network during 2013. The company is currently investing £275 million in improving 4G voice quality and reliability on its network.


To date EE has launched 4G in 160 towns and cities across the UK with 20 of these benefiting from "double speed" 4G which offers download speeds of 10 times that of 3G and five times faster than standard 4G LTE.


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