EE has announced that its 4G speeds will be doubled across 12 UK cities from today, meaning faster download speeds for all of its customers.
Although the improvement in 4G spectrum means users can gain access to speeds of 150Mbps, is has been suggested that customers will benefit from average speeds of 24-30Mbps instead. That said, EE announced that this will still half download times for its users, and existing customers will automatically benefit from the faster 4G speeds.
CEO of EE, Olaf Swantee, is excited about the developments: "Our new double speed 4G technology means that we have the biggest, fastest and best network in the UK, and now the equal fastest in the world”. Before the upgrade, South Korea had the fastest 4G speeds across the globe, and today’s improvements put us on a par with the country.
Last month the company announced that its doubled 4G speeds would be rolled out across 10 cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. However, yesterday’s announcement revealed that two more cities, Derby and Nottingham, will also benefit from the developments.
EE is planning on staying one step ahead of rivals such as Vodafone and O2, who purchased 4G waves auctioned by communications regulator, Ofcom, earlier this year.
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Written by Charlotte Kertrestel