Mobile World Live – EE launches LTE-Advanced in central London; more to follow in 2015

EE launched its LTE-Advanced service in central London offering peak download speeds of 150Mb/s, although initially it will only be available on two Samsung devices.

Mobile data speeds in its ’4G+’ areas will “regularly be up to 90Mb/s,” claimed the operator, and customers can see speeds as high as 150Mb/s if they sign up to the 4GEE Extra or Corporate 4GEE plan.

Bengt Nordstrom, co-founder and CEO of mobile consultancy Northstream, this week told Mobile World Live he is excited about the prospects for LTE-Advanced, and described the technology’s fast speeds as “a huge leap forward” with immediate benefit for users.

He also believes that LTE-Advanced can be used as a substitute for fibre broadband in rural areas, particularly in the developing world, where infrastructure is not available.

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