EE has announced plans to double its 4G LTE network speeds in ten U.K. cities by the summer. The move will boost headline speeds to 80Mbps, and increase the average speed to 20Mbps for both new and existing subscribers. The carrier says this is part of its ambition to “stay one step ahead” as rival carriers prepare to launch their own 4G networks in the coming months.
EE is currently the only 4G provider in the U.K., but rivals Vodafone, Three, and O2 will also be joining the 4G party throughout 2013. In an effort to remain one step ahead, EE is looking to improve its service by boosting 4G speeds.
“We are ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of the digital revolution,” said EE CEO Olaf Swantee. “Having already pioneered 4G here, we’re now advancing the country’s infrastructure again with an even faster, even higher-capacity network, and at no extra cost to our customers.”