EE’s aggressive roll-out of its superfast 4G broadband network has continued after the network provider and mobile giant announced that it would be switching the network on in a number of new towns and cities before Christmas.

Ten new locations were switched on to the network last week: Bath, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cambridge, Darlington, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Northampton, Poole, Portsmouth and Redcar.  The network also announced that a further 19 UK destinations will go live before Christmas, bringing the total number of locations up to 160.

The new locations will be Aberdeen, Braintree, Cheltenham, Chester, Dundee, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Grimsby, Ipswich, Lincoln, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Peterborough, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansea, Swindon and York.

The EE 4G network has been continually popular since it was first introduced, with the company getting a head start on competitors of at least three months by utilising unused technology.

Discussing the continuing roll-out, EE CEO Olaf Swantee said: “From online banking and mobile shopping to streaming music and using maps, 4G is enabling us to do more of our favourite things quickly and easily on the go. Smartphones and tablets on 4GEE are going to be a very popular present this Christmas as people across the UK continue to embrace mobile living, and we make the superfast service available in even more places.”

The 4G network offers users the ability to download data, movies and music at speeds unlike those seen on mobile devices before; the speeds are also ideal for business users who are constantly on the move.