It’s Turbo Time: 4GEE Network Rolling Out In The UK

A bit of news this week that really caught my attention was the announcement of 4G (mobile ultra-broadband) coming to the UK – with test networks already set-up in the Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London areas.

At last, we shall no longer have to wait long periods of time for things to download or buffer on our smartphones as EE, Everything Everywhere, announced 4G speeds will be spreading over 16 different cities in the UK by the end of 2012.

It was also good to see both Edinburgh and Glasgow added to the list of 16 cities that will get to experience 4G before the year ends. Pricing plans and other details are still to be announced.

A few phones to begin with will be able to pick up the 4G super speeds, these include: Samsung’s Galaxy SIII, HTC’s One XL, Nokia’s Lumia 920 (plus the 820 some time later) and the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE. Also stated across the web with its launch yesterday, is Apple’s iPhone 5.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII that was demo’d at the EE conference displayed download speeds of around 39Mb/s – which is very impressive indeed, however we will need to wait and see how this measures up once the service properly gets under way. You have to keep in mind the 39Mb/s speed was with no-one else using the 4G service !

Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G LTE Speed Test Video (via CNET UK)

The download speeds, just like 3G, will fluctuate, no doubt about that, and will depend on various factors such as your location and the amount of people using the service.

Still though, after seeing the video of the very high down and upload speeds at this early stage, 4GEE it is looking very promising indeed.


About smellslikevictory

BEng (Hons) graduate in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Enjoy travelling, working out and all things techy

Posted on September 13, 2012, in Mobile, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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