How Fast Is 4G In The UK?

How Fast Is 4G In The UK?

Australia is lucky enough to have three 4G-enabled carriers live in market right now, but in the UK, 4G infrastructure is lacking. Our English-counterparts over at Giz UK have been brought on board by local carrier O2 to help test the London 4G network, so how does it compare to Australia’s offerings?

More: Australian 4G Frequencies Explained

The short answer? Considerably faster.

In this review with Giz UK Editor Kat and UK News Editor Sam, we’re shown just how fast the London test network actually is.

It can render and stream 4K content over the air in a matter of seconds, download Ubuntu in the blink of an eye and when it comes to speed tests, it puts ordinary 3G to shame.

In Australia, 4G speeds across the networks will typically range from 2Mbps up to 40Mbps, depending on where you are and what you’re using to connect. In the UK, O2’s test network is pulling a minimum of 45Mbps in Giz UK’s tests, and we’re told it’s rated up to 85Mbps, meaning that it’s likely a TD-LTE network — something that Optus is experimenting with right now.

Check out the video to see the speed tests in action.

[Giz UK]