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EE, the mobile operator formerly known Everything Everywhere, has still not publicly announced when it will start offering 4G services to its customers in the UK. That didn't stop me from making my way over to Paddington, near the company's London offices, for a hands-on test of the network - to find out exactly how fast it can go.
I started off by running a speed test using the SpeedTest.net app on two iPhone 5 handsets. The one on the left was restricted to using a 3G service while the one on the right was running unrestricted on the EE 4G network.
While there wasn't a huge difference in ping times between the two speed tests, download and upload speeds diverged noticeably: the 3G-restricted handset managed to pull a respectable 4Mbps downstream and 2.5Mbps upstream while the 4G LTE service delivered nearly 35Mbps down and just over 13Mbps up.
Image: Ben Woods