Everything Everywhere has announced plans to double the speed of its 4G network in 10 UK cities this summer.
The move comes as part of the UK’s 4G rollout, which is still ongoing. Around 1 third of EE’s customers currently enjoy 4G speeds. EE has decided to really crank up speeds in the 10 biggest cities in the UK: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. Reports suggest that the speed increase could theoretically push speeds to 130 Mbps, however outside of lab tests have only managed to reach 80Mbps.
Whilst the UK has been lagging behind a little in the 4G rollout, a speed increase of this nature would see UK speeds surge past the United States, where the average 4G speed is around 10Mbps. It would even see the UK catch up to Japan, the world leader which boasts speeds of around 75Mbps.
EE’s decision could see it become a world leader in 4G speeds, however, Vodafone has announced plans to bring 4G to Australia, with speeds of up to 150Mbps possible.
Via: The Guardian