Everything Everywhere receives green light for 4G

Thursday, August 23rd 2012
Ofcom has approved Everything Everywhere's bid to launch 4G mobile services from next month.
Everything Everywhere receives green light for 4G
Everything Everywhere will be allowed to offer 4G mobile internet services on its current bandwidth from September 11th.

The company, which encompasses Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, made a successful application to Ofcom for the use of its existing spectrum to deliver 4G.

In a statement, Everything Everywhere described the regulator's landmark decision as "great news" for British consumers.

"4G will drive investment, employment and innovation and we look forward to making it available later this year, delivering super-fast mobile broadband to the UK," the firm added.

4G technology is expected to provide download speeds that are ten times quicker than the 3G network currently used on many mobile phones.

Everything Everywhere has been permitted to launch 4G services before its rivals because it has sufficient space on its existing 3G spectrum, but Ofcom's decision has drawn strong criticism from competitors Vodafone and O2.

A spokesperson for O2 said the majority of consumers will be "excluded from the first wave of digital services".

The regulator intends to start auctioning 4G bandwidth to other providers by the end of the year.

Related Stories

EE has announced plans to significantly bolster its 4G network coverage over the coming years.
BDUK has announced the launch of a new campaign to promote greater uptake of broadband in rural areas of the country.
The Church of St Radegund is the latest to have a wireless broadband transmitter installed to its roof.
Many mobile coverage 'not spots' are to be tackled following a new deal.
The new 5G network could deliver a massive increase in data transfer rates in the years ahead.
Tesco customers can now access free Wi-Fi while doing their shopping in-store.

Add a comment

Your name
Your e-mail address

Comments (0)

Home  |  Guides  |  Links  |  Local  |  Sitemap  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms
Copyright © 2005-2018 Broadbandchoice.co.uk. All rights reserved.