Today (October 30) marks the third anniversary since EE became the first UK operator to launch 4G connectivity
EE’s 4G network was initially available on devices like the iPhone 5 and HTC One XL
Today (October 30) marks the three-year anniversary since EE became the first UK operator to launch 4G connectivity in Britain.
The launch (October 30 2012) marked the first time 4G connectivity became available in the UK. It promised upload and download speeds of between 8 to 12Mbps – five times faster than 3G services. The extra speed would enable high-quality audio and video streaming on the go. Rivals Vodafone, Three and O2 would launch their 4G services a year later.
Devices which initially supported EE’s 4G network included the iPhone 5, the HTC One XL, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the Huawei Ascend P1 and the Nokia Lumia 920.
EE initially pushed the service out in 11 cities, including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Southampton. EE’s 4G network now covers 93 per cent of the UK population in over 600 towns and cities.