EE turns on even faster 4G network

News

EE launched a new 4G+ mobile network, promising even faster internet speeds. This network will get everybody ready for internet intensive services like 4K video.
by
EE turns on even faster 4G network

EE has launched a new 4G+ mobile network that gives internet speeds eight times faster than the average UK broadband connection.

The new 4G+ network lets you browse the internet at an insanely fast 150Mbps. Regular 4G in London normally runs at around 50Mbps and average broadband speeds are just 18.7Mbps.

Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, said: “We’ve invested in innovation, driven competition and given people in London a mobile network that’s faster than almost any other in the world, and even faster than most fibre broadband available here.”

EE 4G+ currently covers central London, including areas like Shoreditch, Old Street, Southbank, Soho, Westminster and Kensington. But EE plans to cover the whole of Greater London by June 2015 before rolling it out to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and other big cities.

To take advantage of the incredible speeds, you’ll need an LTE-Advanced capable phone and a 4GEE Extra or Corporate 4GEE plan from EE. LTE-Advanced phones are ones that use LTE Cat 6, like Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

But everyone on EE in a 4G+ area should see a speed boost as the new network brings a lot more capacity. EE says it’s like adding extra lanes to a motorway.

According to EE’s CTO, Fotis Karonis, 4G+ is about getting ready for the near future: “We’re making sure that there’s enough speed to let our growing 4GEE customer base do all the amazing things that are just breaking through now – 4K video over 4G, wearable technology, and increasingly sophisticated mobile business apps.”

So what will you use these incredibly fast internet speeds for? 4K video streaming? Online gaming? Let us know in the comments below. Or if you need some ideas, check out what 4G lets you do and then imagine doing it three times faster.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
With the new mobile data standard of 4G on the rise, we're taking a look at the benefits of faster m
4G and 3G let you access the internet on your phone, but how do they compare when it comes to speed?
Boris Johnson wants to introduce 5G technology, the next generation of mobile internet, to London wi

15 September, 2017
Meet the LG V30, the first time the V-series has been available in the UK, exclusive...
15 September, 2017
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
13 September, 2017
If you want to make your next smartphone an iPhone, look no further than Carphone...
12 September, 2017
This is everything you need to know about Apple's latest flagship smartphone, iPhone...
12 September, 2017
iPhone X revealed by Apple, featuring an incredible edge-to-edge 5.8-inch Super Retina...

15 September, 2017
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
12 September, 2017
This is everything you need to know about Apple's latest flagship smartphone, iPhone...
12 September, 2017
iPhone X revealed by Apple, featuring an incredible edge-to-edge 5.8-inch Super Retina...
4 September, 2017
Europe's largest consumer technology show, IFA, has given us a chance to see some...
31 August, 2017
Sony has just unveiled its latest flagship phone - the stunning Xperia XZ1, capable...
31 August, 2017
LG officially announces the V30 at Berlin IFA tech show, featuring a 6-inch Quad...
30 August, 2017
Live from Berlin's IFA tech show, Samsung has announced a range of new wearable tech,...
17 August, 2017
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced plans to introduce a 4G network to...
7 August, 2017
HTC has just announced that it's working with Qualcomm to produce a standalone Vive...
26 July, 2017
Google will launch an improved news stream called feed in the coming weeeks, to take...
25 July, 2017
Microsoft has partnered up with Johnson Controls to create a smart thermostat. Cortana,...
21 July, 2017
A long-awaited update to Transport for London's Oyster card app is coming in August,...