You may have seen our recent coverage of the EE (Everything Everywhere) event, where the company announced the UK's first 4G LTE network. That was pretty exciting stuff, as us poor Brits have been left behind in the LTE race compared to many other countries. Luckily EE's 4G roll out is now imminent, and although we don't have an actual fixed date as yet, we're told it should be within the next few weeks.

Once again, we had the chance to play with a few 4G devices this week, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, HTC One XL, Huawei Ascend P1 and the iPhone 5. But what we were also interested in was the speed of the network.

As you'll see from the video, the speeds are mighty fast. It was great to see that as well as fast download speeds, the upload too was quick. In fact, the highest download speed of the session we managed to get was just over 42Mbps, which is faster than most UK home broadband connections.

Looks like EE are on to a real winner here -- not just because of the speeds they can offer, but because they will be the first UK mobile network to launch LTE in the country. So once the new EE service rolls out, they'll have a huge advantage over the other carriers. All signs point to a huge marketing campaign in the run up to the holidays.

 
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EE's new 4G LTE network put through its paces with more speed tests

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Looking pretty good. Still not the 60-80 mbps you can get on the continent, but it's a hell of a lot better than what we have now.

all we need now is for EE to improve the SkySports stream that is currently part of the Orange bundles.

And offer free upgrades to the LTE version of the S3 so I'm stuck on an 18 month contract on the non LTE version.