- EE making strides towards its ambition to cover 95% of the UK with superfast 4G by 2020
- 105 new sites have been built in the last six months to cover mobile not-spots
- New coverage will deliver connectivity for EE customers and the Emergency Services Network
19 March 2018, London – EE, the UK's largest mobile operator and part of BT Group, has filled more than 12,000 square kilometres of mobile not-spots in the last 12 months – the equivalent of more than 1.5 million football pitches.
EE has upgraded more than 4,000 existing sites to provide 4G, and built 105 brand new sites, delivering mobile coverage to the most remote parts of the UK for the first time. The new sites, many of which are in areas that have previously had no coverage from any operator, have already carried more than 200 emergency 999 calls from people that may previously have been left without help.
The 100 new sites are spread across Scotland, north Wales and northern England, and EE is in the process of building a further 350 new sites to continue filling in mobile not-spots. EE is working towards an ambition to cover 95% of the UK geography with 4G by 2020.
Most of the new 4G and 2G coverage built by EE spans roads in remote locations that previously had zero mobile connectivity from any provider. The new sites are being built to provide coverage for EE's customers and for the Emergency Services Network, which will enable emergency services workers to communicate using 4G across Great Britain.