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EE's Doubling Your 4G Speeds For Nothing

By Sam Gibbs on at

Taking a leaf out of Virgin's book, EE's doubling your 4G speeds. What does that mean? If you're on LTE already, you'll see speeds supposedly hit 20Mbps on average, up from an average of 8Mbps currently, with a top theoretical outside-the-lab speed of 80Mbps. Now that really is fast.

Of course, if loads of people are on it where you are, you mileage might vary. EE's targeting 10 cities, including their metropolitan areas (for London that includes all the way out to the M25). The first 10 cities to get the upgrade by summer this year will be: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Sheffield.

Considering EE's prices, it's good to see it not sitting on its network laurels, but it'll be interesting to see how the rest of the UK networks handle this surging 4G rollout by EE. Hopefully we'll get high speeds at cheaper prices, but who knows. Only Three has come out to say it's not jacking up prices, so the others may follow EE's lead.

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