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EE builds and upgrades over 500 4G sites in rural areas

Megan Robinson
December 15, 2022

EE has upgraded 1362 sites since the SRN deal was signed in March 2020

EE has announced it has built or upgraded its 4G sites across 500 places in rural areas since December 2021.

The expansion and investment of 4G is part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) initiative to extend coverage in rural areas across the UK. 

EE aims to deliver around 900 more upgrades to rural areas across the UK by 2024, with each home nation receiving additional coverage.

Philip Jansen, Chief Executive of BT Group, said: “BT is committed to ensuring that even the most remote areas of the country are connected. Despite a challenging economic environment, we’re continuing to invest in rural infrastructure to achieve that. 

“EE’s 4G has expanded by 500 square miles over the past year and we continue to be the sole provider of mobile services in many areas of the UK.”

These 4G upgrades have also helped improve coverage on the UK’s road network, with EE and the SRN covering more roads under the programme.

This includes the M1, M4 and M6 in England, A487, A489 and A4212 in Wales, A838, A85 and A90 in Scotland and A1 and A24 in Northern Ireland.

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