EE doubling speed of mobile network

10/04/2013

Leading 4G provider EE is doubling the speed and capacity of its network, reaching over 20 Mbps, up from between 8 Mbps and 12 Mbps, across ten cities in the UK.

These include London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh, allowing people living in these areas to gain access to some of the fastest mobile broadband speeds in the world.

EE is expecting impressive growth over the next few years, with over one million new customers by Christmas and overall mobile data traffic volumes to enlarge by 750 per cent in three years.

“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," said Olaf Swantee, chief executive officer of EE.

There are concerns, however, that these new speeds could see consumers unwittingly spending vast sums on their data bills, as they will be able to download high definition pictures and videos much quicker.