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A new partnership with EE will help drive interest, investment and innovation in London’s Tech City, it has been claimed.

The mobile broadband provider will install 4G mobile W-Fi hotspots in parts of Tech City, providing free super-fast internet access to all Wi-Fi enabled devices.

The introduction of high-performance, super-fast mobile connectivity is designed to reduce the set-up time required for new start-ups, and increase working flexibility for businesses across the area.

Tech City accredited businesses will also have access to the EE network’s real-time application programming interfaces, helping to support technology innovation in the zone.

Joanna Shields, Chief Executive at Tech City and UK Business Ambassador for Digital Industries, said the agreement with the mobile broadband provider will see double-speed 4G services launch at the centre.

She claimed that faster mobile broadband will turn Europe’s Digital Capital into "the world’s most connected tech hub".

"The lightning speed and capacity of the super-fast 4G network provides businesses with unique opportunities to build, test, and develop the digital products and services of the future," Ms Shield stated.

"This game-changing investment will catalyse the next wave of innovation and creativity in digital and tech businesses, connect them to new markets around the world and support the growth of our brightest and best businesses.”

Olaf Swantee, Chief Executive at EE, noted that 21st century business requires 21st century infrastructure. He argued that the "digital backbone" EE has created across the UK is designed to provide just that.

"We have the biggest and fastest network in the country - one that rivals anywhere in the world," Mr Swantee claimed.

"The UK and the City of London are now leading the way, surpassing capitals like New York, and rivalling other major financial and business centres across the world."

The EE boss said his firm's partnership with Tech City is designed to ensure UK businesses have the tools that they need to thrive, and to take Britain into a position as "a world leader" for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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