EE to invest £1.5 billion into UK expansion

12 February 2015 |


EE is to invest £1.5 billion in expanding its 4G network and LTE-A service over the next three years.

The operator aims to extend its coverage to 99% of the population and make 4G+ available in 20 major cities by 2017. 

Other plans include using micro network technology such as small-cells to bring connectivity to 1,500 communities not connected and the deployment of low frequency 800MHz spectrum to expand its network by more than 1,500 square miles.

“Stage one of our network strategy saw us overhaul UK mobile networks, launching 4G and changing the way people and businesses use their smart devices. This revolution of the mobile landscape has made the UK a leader in global communications once again,” said Olaf Swantee, EE’s CEO.

“Today we’re announcing the next stage with a commitment to, once again, radically improve mobile coverage, this time with a strong focus on rural UK, all while continuing to increase speeds and capacity with deeper coverage in more cities.”