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EE has hailed the progress it is making in improving superfast 4G coverage across the UK.

The company has confirmed that in the last 12 months, it has filled more than 12,000 square kilometres of mobile not-spots throughout the country.

This, it said, is the equivalent of more than 1.5 million football pitches and means it is "making strides" towards its goal of achieving 95 per cent coverage by 2020.

Marc Allera, Chief Executive of EE, commented: "Our customers need a 4G connection wherever they go.

"We’ve added an enormous amount of coverage in the last year, upgrading existing sites and building completely new ones to keep our customers connected in more places than ever before."

Mr Allera added that mobile coverage is vital for both consumers and businesses, while it can also provide a lifeline for those who require support from the emergency services.

This, he said, is why it is focused on filling in more mobile not-spots across the country.

EE has enhanced more than 4,000 existing sites and built 105 brand new sites to provide 4G and deliver mobile coverage to the most remote parts of the UK.

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