EE launches world’s first petabyte mobile data package, aimed at businesses

EE launches world’s first petabyte mobile data package, aimed at businessesThe older readers out there will fondly recall a halcyon time when we talked about things in terms of tiny little bits (b) and bytes (B). Then came the megabytes (MB), gigabytes (GB) and big giant terabytes (TB).

Larger still, UK network EE has launched a 1PB (petabyte) mobile data package for businesses, a figure so colossally huge that my Microsoft Word spellchecker is utterly baffled. Petabyte? It’s a million gigabytes, old chap - enough to stream HD video for 13.3 years.

The 1PB data bundle is the top offering in a range of new EE “Super Bundles” for businesses, the others weighing in at 50TB, 100TB, 200TB and 500TB.

Looking into the future, EE predicts businesses will consume 860% more mobile data by 2016, driving demand for gargantuan data bundles.

EE looks to entice businesses with the promise of 30Mbps upload speeds, while they stand to “save millions” by using 4G instead of rusty old satellites and cables.

Taking the flexible approach, the EE Super Bundles have no expiry date, no contract period and no sharer fees. Can’t argue with that.

A man called Kester Mann (senior analyst at CCS Insight), yells: “EE’s ground-breaking tariffs position it to capitalise on the huge increase in demand for data services expected from 4G enterprise consumers in the UK. These vast data allowances will provide businesses with an important competitive edge through increased productivity and cost savings.

“Further, their greater flexibility will suit many companies that regularly see fluctuations in data usage among the workforce.”

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2013 at 16:02

How much does one of these cost? Also, Petabyte (which also confuses Chrome's spell-checker) or not, it's still not technically unlimited.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 11, 2013 at 16:29

I found out from Techradar that the 1PB package costs....£8 million!!! That's £8 per GB, for anyone wanting a figure which is slightly easier to get their head around.

avvachannai  Nov. 11, 2013 at 17:34

Non sense all a PR gimmick . Three truly unlimited data at £15/month and also when 4G becomes available it will be at NO extra cost...

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 12, 2013 at 18:34

Non sense all a PR gimmick . Three truly unlimited data at £15/month and also when 4G becomes available it will be at NO extra cost...
Strictly that's a consumer contract and it would be a breach to use the included data for commercial purposes. Even so, I see your, perfectly valid, point.

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