Ipswich: EE announces 4G service for Suffolk’s county town

The EE shop in Ipswich. EE are rolling out their 4G network in the town before Christmas The EE shop in Ipswich. EE are rolling out their 4G network in the town before Christmas

Edmund Crosthwaite edmund.crosthwaite@archant.co.uk
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
12:01 AM

Super fast mobile broadband is coming to Ipswich.

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Digital communications company EE today announced their customers will have access to the latest 4G technology in time for Christmas.

The latest mobile broadband innovation can give speeds up to five times faster than 3G.

EE serves around 27 million customers with EE, Orange and T-Mobile broadband and mobile plans and is the first company to introduce 4G to Suffolk’s county town.

Michelle Hardcastle, EE’s regional manager for East Anglia, said: “The arrival of 4G mobile in Ipswich is great news for our customers.

“4G from EE is like having fibre broadband for your mobile phone and allows customers to access content they care about without the frustration of pages being slow to load or apps no connecting.

“With Christmas coming up there’s never been a better time to ask Santa for a smartphone.

“4G unlocks its true potential – whether surfing social media, streaming live matches from the web or downloading large work files.”

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer said: “It’s great news, I’m glad that we’re getting a decent service here.

“We need to make sure we’re doing everything we can (to improve services) – broadband is the railway of the 21st Century.”

11 comments

  • Closely followed by 3G...

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    Tedbundy

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • I don't know about you other fish but I get 3.5g in the town centre on t-mobile and in most part's of town, not happy with your coverage? Change provider

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    albert

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • I can't get any Gs and all the phone boxes have been vandalised.

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    Citizen

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Phone cover in Ipswich and the surrounding areas is rubbish no matter who you are with...changing provider does not really help as where one will work another wont so you will always find a blackspot ...Besides I wonder if the people who complain are the same ones who oppose the installation of phone masts etc ....

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    ukmartian

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • 4G? I'd be pleased to get regular 3G in the town centre, let alone 4G! Why is it we can rarely get better than GPRS or GSM signals in the heart of the town centre. Even more frustrating is I can get a perfect 3G signal in the wilds of rural Suffolk, but not in our County Town.

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    IpswichSpy

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Can't fathom some of these comments. I get an excellent reception with EE in Ipswich and I have used 4G when in London and it is super fast.

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    Drew Peacock

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • That Tory is an complete idiot, how can you compare 4G with the railways?! If it allowed you to teleport yourself from one place to another, I would agree, but does he not realise that video conferencing with Norfolk MPs and other tory chums is merely sending a video representation of the person and not actually themselves? ***** 3G will be getting slower to encourage people to upgrade to 4G. I am sticking to 3G as unlimited packages are relatively cheap (and quite fast in the right locations of course)... 4G is just really expensive. I would rather connect up to decent wifi hotspots when out and about, and doing so might take 20-30 minutes to get there. If I want to download something... I don't use my phone or tablet, I use my computer... I have broadband at home and work... 4G doesn't solve a problem for me... I need a reliable and stable connection for basic communication, not to download large games, pirated movies or music albums. Which would be FAR cheaper to buy BlurayDVDCDs from a high street store than download them ***** Where is 3G so bad in the town centre? Someone could establish an improved link of open wifi hotspots to compete? ***** The London area uses a premium network for 4G with CAT6 routers... Its going to be less than 30mbps peak speed elsewhere for many - typically 18-20mbps. What does that mean? If you have a fast cable broadband connection... you will notice how SLOW it is... if you have ADSL (through the phone line) it will be of a similar speed.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • 4G - another example of the Emperor's New Clothes, just as 3D TV was.

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    Esco Fiasco

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • This is a total joke, in Ipswich we have a sub standard 3G service let alone a 4G service, maybe Mr Gummer should look at this issue before making a statement on 4G ??

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    Mark Exton

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Phone company's slow the 3g, and others down, so you get annoyed. Then You will think 4G will be faster and spend more money. Bit like Iphones. New software on old phones = slow, so you upgrade and get a new phone. All about the money

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    Ipswich Man

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Yeah I would agree with Ipswichspy, in some areas of the town the signal is dreadful and I often struggle on 2G!! 4G is great news as it brings the town in line with others however I don't think there will be many takers as it's still so expensive, a typical plan is about £40 a month to use 1 GB of 4G data. I know this is mainly due to the fact that only newer phones i.e the expensive ones are the only 4G compatible ones.

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    mr_tall

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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