Tech City in London now has the world’s fastest mobile network with 4G speeds of up to 300mbps.
The boost by operator EE should spread to the rest of the capital next year in the latest round of battles with rivals such as O2 and Vodafone.
The new speeds are partly due to a partnership with Chinese firm Huawei, meanwhile data usage is predicted to rise by 750% over the next three years.
Customer trials of the 300mbps network will begin in December with offices in Tech City able to access the service. Compatible mobile Wi-Fi units and handsets from Huawei will follow from next summer.
Olaf Swantee, EE CEO, says, ‘Our analysts predict that data usage will grow significantly over the next three years. In fact, our trend-mapping shows that data usage is set to rise by 750% in that period, as consumers and companies conduct more of their business and lives on-line.
‘The network we’re switching on today in Tech City uses the spectrum that we acquired in the Ofcom auction earlier this year, and is the first part of an infrastructure that can meet the future demands of an increasingly data-hungry nation, enabling us to stay one-step ahead of the demand.’