The operator successfully aggregated a 5G signal using seven different spectrum carriers, including its existing 3.4GHz and new 3.6GHz 5G channels.
David Salam, Director of Mobile at EE-owner BT, said:
“Our commitment to technology investment and innovation, coupled with our leading 5G footprint, continues to see the EE network offer and sustain the best overall 5G experience in the UK.
By pooling our research expertise with Qualcomm Technologies, we have been able to further enhance the EE network and will start to deliver some of Europe’s fastest 5G speeds in our major cities.”
In practice, EE’s customers will benefit from much faster speeds. EE achieved 5G data speeds exceeding 2.2Gbps in lab testing and expects real-world speeds of over 1.7Gbps.
A mobile device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System was used for the lab test.
Vikrant Jain, Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, commented:
“We’re proud to have worked with EE to achieve such a notable milestone in the evolution of 5G technology.
Aggregating seven (5LTE +2NR) different spectrum bands for 5G is a significant achievement and will provide enhanced customer experience.
Qualcomm Technologies would like to congratulate EE as it remains at the forefront of 5G technology innovation.”
EE says the new technology will be rolled out in major cities this year and will be supported by the next generation of smartphones.
(Image Credit: EE)
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