EE to allocate more spectrum to 4G to boost speeds
With an ambitious target of 1 million 4G users by Christmas 2013, EE is to increase bandwidth from 10 MHz to 20 MHz on its 1800 MHz band to increase capacity and improve speeds for new and existing subscribers.
The Double-Speed 4G is set to be introduced to ten cities by summer 2013, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. The result for customers should be that average speeds will rise to around 20 Mbps and headline speeds may reach 80 Mbps.
The speeds of 4G are looking to offer significant improvements compared to ADSL2+ for many, but the big problem currently is that as soon as you look at the usage allowances you realise that using the connection for streaming HD video, or uploading HD video you've shot will become very expensive (8GB plan at £56 a month and 20GB for £76 a month).