EE doubles speed of 4G network in east London to ward off rivals

EE HAS flicked the switch that will double speeds on its 4G network in east London.

The so-called Tech City cluster around Old Street Roundabout has become the first place in the UK to experience mobile data connections of around 30 megabytes per second, twice the speed of EE’s current 4G network which covers just over half the UK’s population.

EE is bumping up speeds on its 4G network in anticipation of Three, O2 and Vodafone launching their rival offerings in the summer, and will be rolling out the increased speeds across the country in the coming months.

EE claimed that the higher speeds – which will allow much faster downloads and video streaming – will boost the technology startups in the area.

The faster connections mean that London now has better 4G speeds than New York, just seven months after the network first launched.