EE has announced plans to double the speed and capacity of its 4G mobile broadband service. The Orange and T-Mobile merger has informed customers that they can expect to reach average speeds of more than 20Mbps and headline speeds of 80Mbps plus when the measures are in place.
Increasing the 1800MHz spectrum bandwidth dedicated to 4G from 10Mbps to 20Mbps will future-proof the network and help it cope with the predicted surge in 4G adoption, EE claims. Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive Officer, EE, said:“We are ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of the digital revolution. Having already pioneered 4G here, we’re now advancing the country’s infrastructure again with an even faster, even higher-capacity network, and at no extra cost to our customers”.
- Enhanced 4G boosts headline speeds to 80Mbps and doubles current average speeds to 20Mbps, for new and existing subscribers.
- Double-speed 4G to be introduced to ten cities by summer: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield.
- Doubling of 4G network capacity ensures UK’s fastest mobile network is future-proofed to meet needs of data hungry consumers and businesses, with EE forecasting network traffic to increase by 750% in next three years alone.
- EE targeting more than one million 4G users by Christmas, states ambition to stay one step ahead and always offer the fastest network in the UK.