U.K. carrier EE has been steadily expanding its 4G LTE network ever since it first went live in late 2012, and now the operator's LTE footprint has grown once again. EE recently announced that its LTE service is now live in Ashton-under-Lyne, Chatham, Gillingham, High Wycombe, Merthyr Tydfil, Oldham, Oxford, Rochester, Runcorn, Sale, Stafford and Wigan, which adds another 12 U.K. towns to EE's LTE network. The carrier says that its LTE service is now available in a total of 74 U.K. locales and covers more than 50 percent of the U.K.'s population.
Looking forward, EE says that it plans to cover 70 percent of the population of the U.K. with its LTE network by the end of 2013, with 98 percent coverage expected by the end of 2012. The operator has also said that it plans to begin work on carrier aggregation for its LTE network this year, which it says will increase the capacity and performance of its LTE service, and that it'll also start investing in new services like voice over LTE (VoLTE). It's clear that EE has some ambitious plans for its LTE network, which is exciting news for EE customers and lovers of speedy mobile data. You can find the full announcement of this LTE expansion by hitting up the the EE link below.