4G To Reach More Towns

14 December 2012, 12:40 | Updated: 14 December 2012, 12:47

Superfast 4G mobile internet is going to be rolled out to 17 more towns and cities, including Luton, St Albans and Watford.

Mobile network EE (Everything Everywhere) have announced the next phase of rollout of 4G will take place by March 2013, offering connection speeds around five times as fast as 3G.

4G is already available or being made available in cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Belfast, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton.

The 17 towns and cities in phase two of the rollout are: Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry, Doncaster, Dudley, Leicester, Luton, Newport, Reading, Rotherham, St Albans, Sunderland, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, Watford, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.

Other mobile service providers are expected to launch 4G services in summer 2013, with Ofcom due to hold an auction of spectrum in January.