EE begins rollout of Cat 9, promises 450 Mbps download speeds

EE now supports the latest LTE Cat 9 download and upload speeds, letting you download content at a speed in excess of 360 Mbps.

EE's next phase of LTE Cat 9 technology will be rolled out to 500 sites across the UK by the end of next year.

EE recently tested the download capabilities of new smartphones on its new Cat 9 technology. According to the network, 'the HTC M10 just achieved a real-world speed of over 360Mbps on the EE network at Wembley Stadium,' which is unprecedented. A number of modern smartphones are capable of such speeds and if Cat 9 is enabled across the country, you will be able to instantly download music, movies and  large videos whenever you want to.

RootMetrics says EE fastest network at Heathrow and Gatwick airports

“There’s no point having the latest smartphones on a network that can’t support the top speeds the device is capable of. We’ve invested in our network to ensure that all of our customers get the most out of the amazing smartphones they have, and can keep up with the highest speeds that the latest devices offer. With 4G+ now supporting Cat 9 devices, plus Wi-Fi Calling and 4G Calling, customers on EE will continue to get more from their new smartphone than on any other network in the UK,” said Marc Allera, CEO at EE.

 

EE has activated the new Cat 9 technology at Wembley Stadium and will activate it in London's Tech City later this year. The network will cover many more sites across big cities and towns next year but we can't say for sure if the top speeds will be available in 95% of the country's land mass by 2020 which EE is targeting to cover.

UK slam dunks the world in mobile broadband speeds yet again!

In a recent speed test conducted by RootMetrics, EE emerged as the fastest provider of median download and upload speeds at London Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports. At London Heathrow Airport, EE offered median download speeds of 29.2 Mbps and median upload speeds of 21.5 Mbps, letting you upload pictures in less than two seconds. At Gatwick Airport, EE offered the highest median download and upload speeds of 13.2 Mbps and 13.4 Mbps respectively among all four major network operators.

To support LTE CAt 9, EE is combining 20MHz of 1800MHz spectrum with 35MHz of 2600MHz spectrum to create 55MHz of exclusive spectrum for 4G, thus reducing congestion on the network as well as offering faster speeds than other networks.

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