The UK-based mobile carrier EE has today announced that they have begun to roll out the Cat 9 LTE standard in the UK, which will bring huge speed increases to their network, allowing for much faster download speeds on compatible devices.
Already, EE says that they were able to hit a maximum download speed of 360Mbps on this new band, using the HTC M10.
That’s quite impressive for a smartphone.
However, the HTC M10 isn’t the only device that would be able to achieve those kinds of speeds, it will also be compatible with a number of other headsets like the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and the Note 7.
EE explained more:
Cat 9 is the latest capability in new smartphones including the HTC M10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 when it is available. This is the latest advance in data download speed after Cat 6, and uses 4G+ or ‘LTE-A’ technology.
The lab-based maximum a Cat 9 device is 450Mbps, and the HTC M10 just achieved a real-world speed of over 360Mbps on the EE network at Wembley Stadium. These are the fastest speeds that customers can achieve in the UK, equal to the fastest speeds anywhere in the world, and this is only possible in the UK on EE.
EE say that this new Cat 9 LTE band will be available in London, Birmingham, and Manchester later this year.
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