EE Launches 4G+ Data Network in London
City life just got a whole lot faster for folks in London as EE has just switched on its 4G+ data networking in the capital.
The UK’s biggest mobile operator and one of the early networks to board the speeding 4G train announce today that EE customers in Central London will be the first to enjoy access to the carrier’s 2.6GHz spectrum which will boast a top recorded speed of 150Mbps for smartphones compliant of 4G+ / LTE-A (for Advanced).
At present EE only actually lists two smartphone models capable of clocking this new data speed – the Samsung Alpha and Samsung Note 4 but are keen to keep in front of the pack in the mobile data race having already championed 4G here in Blighty.
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The initial roll out today will see 4G+ reach Central London areas including Shoreditch, Old Street, Southbank, Soho, Westminster and Kensington and the intention is that this boost will accommodate the data needs of the high capacity of shoppers who visit these popular districts in the run up to Christmas. By June 2015 EE also looks to spread the service further with 4G+ enabled locations set to cover the whole of Greater London before moving onto Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and beyond.
In addition to the 4G+ announcement a number of UK areas are now getting hooked up with the standard but still zippy 4G data network. These include: Alexandria (Scotland), Banbury, Biggleswade, Blaydon, Catterick Garrison, Cookstown (Northern Ireland), Garforth, Greenock, Holmfirth, Limavady (Northern Ireland), Maltby, Oxted, Penicuik (Scotland), Tring, Waltham Cross, Warminster, Warwick, Winterbourne, and Ystrad Mynach (Wales).
Adding these towns and cities to the more than 300 already connected EE boasts 75% of the UK’s 4G data coverage.
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