O2 UK updates 4G rollout

UK cellco O2 claims its 4G network rollout is ahead of schedule, with coverage extended by ten cities in the eleven weeks since the service launched.
The operator states it has achieved its 2013 4G coverage targets early, with the service now available in a total of 13 cities and 120 surrounding towns. O2 launched its 4G service in three cities in late August, and states it is now available to 17 million people and offers indoor coverage of 28% of the country.
O2 plans to grow availability by three million people in the next three months.
Rival EE, which launched 4G on refarmed spectrum a year ago, claims to cover 60% of the population with services available in 131 towns.
Vodafone, which launched its service at the same time as O2, has not released updates on coverage to date, preferring to detail launches city by city and reiterating its target to offer service to 98% of the population by 2015.