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EE has continued to extend its super-fast mobile broadband coverage, by launching 4G services in another ten UK towns.

Consumers and businesses in Altrincham, Bedford, Camberley, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham, Maidstone, Rochdale, Tonbridge and Welwyn Garden City can now take advantage of super-fast 4G connectivity.

This takes the number of urban centres with 4G coverage to 95, just nine months after the next-generation network launched in October 2012.

EE says super-fast mobile broadband is now available to 60 per cent of the UK population via its 4G service - a figure which continues to increase month by month.

The service provider is also continuing the rollout of double-speed 4G, with the premium service launching in another three cities this week.

Double-speed 4G is now available in Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton, adding to the 12 cities which gained faster download capabilities earlier this month.

Mobile broadband customers can typically access speeds of between 24Mb and 30Mb via upgraded 4G networks, with 60Mb theoretically achievable.

Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said the firm has had "a busy summer", with the launch of its shared broadband and pay-as-you-go plans.

But he said EE is keeping up the pace of its 4G rollout, by launching in new towns whenever possible.

"The arrival of double speed 4G in a further three cities means we remain one step ahead, and on-track to provide our customers with a world leading mobile experience," Mr Swantee added.

EE is currently delivering 4G services using spectrum in the 1,800MHz frequency band, after Ofcom gave the firm permission to use this facility for super-fast mobile broadband.

The broadband provider also secured spectrum in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands in the recent Ofcom auction, meaning it has scope for further network expansion.

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