EE has committed to investing £1.5 billion on its network by the end of 2017 as part of a new manifesto called ‘Signalling the Future’.
It’s promising to deliver voice and 4G data coverage across 90% of the UK’s geography, which would exceed its current 2G footprint. There’ll also be voice coverage of more than 90% on the UK’s roads, up from the current coverage of around 82%.
In addition, the network intends to deliver a call completion rate of 99.6% for the 150 million calls it carries each day.
Olaf Swantee, EE’s CEO, said “Stage one of our Network strategy saw us overhaul UK mobile networks, launching 4G and changing the way people and businesses use their smart devices. This revolution of the mobile landscape has made the UK a leader in global communications once again. Today we’re announcing the next stage with a commitment to, once again, radically improve mobile coverage, this time with a strong focus on rural UK, all while continuing to increase speeds and capacity with deeper coverage in more cities.”
BT recently agreed to buy EE for £12.5 billion.
[Signalling the Future (pdf)]