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EE accelerates 4G+ rollout in London

EE accelerates 4G+ rollout in London

EE is ramping up the deployment of its ultrafast 4G+ network in London.

That means it'll bring the higher browsing, emailing and streaming speeds to more parts of the capital.

The move comes to meet increasing download demand – i.e. more people are downloading large, bandwidth-heavy content like videos on the move. In fact, EE says its customers with 4G+ devices have downloaded twice as much of this type of data compared to in 2014.

On average, it claims 4G+ customers download a whopping 4GB of data every month.

"We've built our network with lots of capacity because we knew that video was growing at a phenomenal rate and customers need a fast connection when they're downloading large video files to their phones," explained Fotis Karonis, chief technology officer for EE.

"We already have 4G coverage for 93 per cent of the population across the UK and that has made us number one for mobile data, complementing our industry-leading reliability and voice performance.

"Now with more 4G+ sites giving double the capacity in the busiest areas, we're getting even faster for our customers, and that extra capacity means improved reliability for everything you do on your phone."

The 4G+ network only works with phones using Cat 6 LTE modems. These include the LG G4, OnePlus 2, Samsung Galaxy S6 and the just-announced iPhone 6S.

It gives speeds of up to 146Mbps in London.

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