4G-focused UK network EE has announced that it's switched on LTE coverage in twelve new towns today — Antrim, Bridgend, Burnley, Coleraine, Leigh, Livingston, Macclesfield, Newtownabbey, Nuneaton, Pontypool, Sittingbourne and Tamworth. In addition, the operator says it's improved coverage in routes between Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Cardiff and Swansea.

The news comes a week after a major outage left some EE customers without service overnight last Thursday, which the company attributed to "gremlins" in its network. Earlier this week EE unveiled new cheaper 4G plans alongside its first own-branded LTE handset, the £99 "Kestrel."