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EE 4G+ hits London with a top speed of 150Mbps

EE has launched a superfast 4G plus network in London, promising speeds of 150Mbps.

The technology is also known as LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), and is faster than standard 4G, which has been available to Londoners for two years now.

The service is only available in certain parts of central London, including Shoreditch, Old Street, Southbank, Soho, Westminster and Kensington. It should reach all of Greater London by June next year, and will then come to other UK cities including Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

EE also announced that Warwick is the 300th town or city to get 4G. EE’s 4G service is available to 75 per cent of the population, and has 6 million customers.

“The UK is now back to being a world leader in mobile networks,” Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, said in a statement. “Just two years since we were behind every developed market from the US to Japan, we’ve invested in innovation, driven competition and given people in London a mobile network that’s faster than almost any other in the world, and even faster than most fibre broadband here.”

Ernest Doku, mobile expert at uSwitch.com, said the new tech puts the UK up there with the most advanced countries.

“With the world’s fastest mobile speeds now available in London, the UK can finally jostle on the world stage as a leader on connectivity,” he said.

“While it only covers a small area, and a small range of devices, it’s an exciting start for 4G plus and proof of concept for those lucky enough to work in the Square Mile.”

To take advantage of the faster speed, you’ll need a CAT6 handset, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Alpha.

Read more: What is 4G?

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