750Mbps download speed achieved on EE’s live network at Wembley Stadium test-bed

Qualcomm Technologies, EE and Sony Mobile demonstrated live speeds of 750Mbps (download) and 110Mbps (upload) during an event at EE’s Wembley Stadium showcase site held on 5 July.

These speeds were achieved at an event that demonstrated the use of LTE Advanced features including 4x4 MIMO, 3xCA (Three Carrier Aggregation) and 256-QAM higher order modulation on EE’s live network in conjunction with Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium smartphone, for four use-cases:

The companies claim that the event showcased “Europe’s first commercial Gigabit LTE/4G mobile device and network” and that the speeds shown are more than twice as fast as the UK’s fastest commercial fibre broadband offering. Gigabit LTE refers to the technology that allows 1Gbps download speeds under ideal conditions.

EE has switched on the latest upgrades to its 4G network in Cardiff and London’s Tech City, and will be rolling out to more major cities throughout 2017 and 2018. Real world speeds of 428Mbps were demonstrated in Cardiff City Centre to mark the launch of the Xperia XZ Premium smartphone.

EE was the first network in the UK to support ‘Cat 9’ mobile devices, in September 2016, and claims that it is the first to support ‘Cat 16’ mobile devices with Gigabit LTE.

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