At an event in Cardiff city centre, EE demonstrated live download speeds of 429Mbps using Sony’s flagship Xperia XZ Premium smartphone.
Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium is the UK’s first ‘Cat 16’ smartphone optimised for the EE network and EE is the only mobile network able to support the new device’s unique upload and download capabilities. However, all devices on the EE network can benefit from the additional capacity and technology that EE is building into its network.
Peak speeds can be above 400Mbps with the right device, and customers connected to these sites should be able to consistently experience speeds above 50Mbps.
Marc Allera, CEO BT Consumer, said: “Sony has raised the bar in smartphone speeds, and we’re investing and innovating to match that and give our customers the fastest network speeds in the UK.”
He added: “What we demonstrated live in Cardiff is more than ten times the average mobile download speed. We’re rolling out this new capability to the busiest areas of the UK so that our customers always have a great connection to do the things they love.”