It's not just the beer flowing at this year's Glastonbury, with EE having installed a 5G network at the 900-acre site - the biggest temporary 5G installation so far. 

We're not there this year sadly, but analyst Ben Wood is and in a field test (geddit) says that he's consistently getting at least five times the speeds on EE's 5G network compared to 4G. Wood showed 5G speeds ranging from 350Mbps to a stonking 560Mbps. 

Of course, EE didn't need to install 5G at Glastonbury - there will probably only be a handful of people with a 5G phone out of 150,000 but EE clearly sees it as a good opportunity for promotion. It's also providing 5G-powered Wi-Fi at the event so can bring better data speeds to those without a 5G phone as well as providing 2G for voice or 3G/4G for data and voice.

EE says that it expects 40 percent more data to be used this weekend at the event compared to 2017 (there wasn't a festival in 2018). It's predicting around 70 terabytes of data use this time. 

UPDATE: After the festival EE got in touch with us to say that the data used was an incredible 103.6 terabytes this year, almost double the total from 2017 and 1,000 times as much as in 2010 (although, we have to say we took a 2G Nokia that year, so it's not so surprising). 

Wood also noted that 4G speeds are pretty hefty at around 120Mbps in a comparison between the OnePlus 6T on 4G and the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G. 

Infrastructure expert Peter Clarke says the temporary 5G network install looks to be very similar to EE's London sites with Huawei AAU (Active Antenna Unit) Massive MIMO carrying 3500MHz 5G with other Huawei antennas and radios to cater for non-5G customers.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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