01 Nov EE Whispers 5G
Over the last few months there have been rumours swirling that 5G will soon be a thing, and to be fair we could not be happier. If you remember 3G, you will know what a refreshing improvement it was when 4G finally landed, and EE has one of the widest 4G coverages of any network provider. The thought that things could be improving further is quite exciting. Don’t get too excited as it isn’t here yet but things are certainly on the move.
Canary Wharf Trial
On the 5th October 2018, EE carried out the first live 5G trial in Canary Wharf, and to be more specific in Montgomery Square. The purpose of the trial was to test the 5G spectrum and of course to see how devices performed in terms of speed and coverage. The reason that Canary Wharf was chosen is down to the sheer volume of traffic it sees.
There are over 150,000 visiting the location for business and pleasure each day and EE were keen to see if their new 5G would hold up to that amount of users. In much the same way as your handset automatically finds 4G, during the live trial, any capable device would have picked up and used 5G. This gives EE the chance to really test the performance and see if it exposed any issues or problems that needed more development input.
It is fair to say that this is a technological age, and it comes as no surprise that companies like EE are continuing to strive to make advancements and provide better services to their customers. This is one of the reasons why we partner with EE because they have an ethos that closely matches our own. Customers are the focus of their business and ensuring that the continually developing needs of the customer are met is their target.
More devices are coming online every day, and as developers in all areas strive to make their services mobile capable, the average person is likely to spend more time using a device that needs access to the internet on a mobile basis. While we know that the 4G EE already provides is really first-rate, we welcome any further developments that mean you, our loyal customers, have a better experience.
Watch This Space
While we do not have any further feedback from EE at this stage, and therefore do not know when 5G is going to be readily available, we will, of course, keep you updated with information as it becomes available. It is likely that 5G will start in highly populated areas such as Canary Wharf, and EE has confirmed that this in no way detracts from their increased 4G coverage. Currently, EE has 4G in 95% of the UK, and they will continue to close those gaps until it is available absolutely everywhere. If you are not happy with the 4G coverage offered by your existing network then why not have a look at the awesome EE deals that we have for you.