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Leading broadband provider O2 has announced its participation in a trial of long term evolution (LTE) which is taking place in Slough.

The company is working with Huawei on the project, which is the first fully operational operator LTE trial to take place in the UK.

So far, the trial has revealed that a cell peak download speed of 150Mb is achievable in the area, while other studies have suggested the potential of using the technology for video streaming, mobile gaming and video conferencing.

Derek McManus, Chief Technology Officer of O2, said the company was "delighted" to be involved in the pilot.

He added that it would give the firm the chance to "better understand this emerging technology and prepare us in offering our customers next generation mobile broadband services in the future".

O2 recently confirmed that it is looking to accelerate the growth of its mobile network across the UK by upgrading systems and building new sites.

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