EE unveils plans to double speeds in London and nine other cities

(Source: Reuters)

Everything Everywhere (EE), the mobile network, has unveiled plans to double the speed of its 4G network to upwards of 20Mbps. The plans include ten cities including London by this summer. EE plans to reach one million 4G customers by the end of 2013.

Olaf Swantee, EE's chief executive:

Since we launched 4G, we’ve seen a huge shift in the way people are using mobile. Video already accounts for 24% of all traffic on our 4G network – that’s significantly more than on 3G. Maps, mobile commerce, sat-nav tools and cloud services are all seeing a similar rise. Mobile users in the UK have a huge appetite for data-rich applications, and this will only grow as people become more familiar with and reliant upon next generation technologies and services. Our double speed 4G network will provide developers with the quality and speeds needed to develop the next wave of killer 4G apps.