It will be converting 500 mobile towers around the country to use the 2100MHz spectrum for 4G. It is currently used for 3G connectivity universally.
The sites which will be adapted are mainly spread around in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Exeter, Hull, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast. EE customers in those locations could benefit from the switch over if they have a compatible handset.
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Latest smartphones are capable, says EE, of connecting to five frequency bands at once. With the conversion of the 3G spectrum at those sites, they will offer five 8220;carriers8221; for the phones to connect to, resulting in faster mobile data speeds and more reliable connection.
8220;Our customers want a fast and reliable 4G connection, and that’s what we’re working to give them. We are using the investment we made in 3G spectrum nearly 15 years ago to give customers today a great experience with the latest smartphones on 4G, and build our foundation for 5G in 2019,8221; said CEO Marc Allera.