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Adrian Di Meo, chief technology officer with O2 UK, said in a canned statement: “With the UK’s 4G spectrum auction complete, UK mobile data traffic is set to grow by more than 400 per cent by 2016. This is a huge opportunity for us, as well as a technical challenge. But through our partnership with BT Wholesale, customers of O2 will be backed by a high-performance mobile internet network which we believe will release the potential of 4G services and result in unrivalled mobile phone and internet browsing experiences.”More and more cities around the UK are now connected to 4G networks. According to Everything Everywhere, which claims to be “the UK’s most advanced digital communications company”, a total of 62 towns now boast 4G links.It recently plugged in 12 towns, dragging Aylesbury, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Blackpool, Brentwood, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Lytham St Annes, Marlow, Pontefract, Thame and Windsor into the 21st century. The firm aims to cover 70 per cent of the UK population by the end of 2013.Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, said in another canned statement: “Our rollout of the country’s first 4G mobile network is continuing at a great pace to ensure that we are connecting people right across the UK to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, as quickly as possible. Consumers and businesses in the UK use mobile internet more than any other market, and rely on it for long commutes.“There is a demand for the best mobile services, and we’re working to meet that demand. We’re committed to rolling out 4G to 98% of the population by the end of 2014, and that includes the double-speed 4G that will launch this summer.”