EE this week showcased Gigabit LTE mobile broadband in London using Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium smartphone that is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform.
During the event at the Wembley Stadium, the companies showcased download speeds of 750Mbps and also demonstrated benefits of Gigabit LTE in four real-life use cases:
1) streaming 4K HDR10 content from Amazon Prime.
2) speed improvements for downloading large files via Google Drive
3) download of music/video files for offline use, and
4) a network simulation showcasing the network-wide benefits of deploying Gigabit LTE.
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. EE claims to be the first network in the UK to support 'Cat 16’ mobile devices with Gigabit LTE.
Gigabit LTE is enabled by LTE Advanced features including 4x4 MIMO, 3xCA (Three Carrier Aggregation) and 256-QAM higher order modulation.