British network EE announced that it has managed to attract some 500,000 customers to its 4G LTE network.
EE launched 4G network in phases over the past seven months, after being granted an early waiver from the regulator to refarm its GSM spectrum for LTE services.
In addition, the carrier also said that it is preparing new tariffs to get even more customers on board, and to compete with other networks offering their own LTE services.
By the end of this month, EE will cover 55% of the UK population with its LTE network, only to reach 98% coverage by the end of 2014. In addition, they will be boosting the network in ten cities within weeks, including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
But it’s not just cities EE will target — they’re also going for major commuter routes, shopping centres and airport hubs, such as Gatwick airport which has recently switched on 4G for customers across its site.