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Everything Everywhere warns rivals over 4G plan

Tuesday, August 28th 2012
Olaf Swantee, chief executive of Everything Everywhere, has encouraged rivals to let the firm go ahead with its 4G launch.
Everything Everywhere warns rivals over 4G plan
Mobile operator Everything Everywhere has warned rival firms not to attempt to hold back its 4G broadband roll out through litigation, suggesting that this would force the operator to consider undertaking legal action.

Ofcom has ruled that the firm can go ahead with its plans to bring superfast mobile broadband the UK, but rivals such as Vodafone and 3 Mobile - who will need to wait until the next frequency auction to buy licences - have criticised the deal.

Chief executive of Everything Everywhere Olaf Swantee told the Financial Times that further squabbling between operators will simply leave the UK even further behind in the provision of 4G.

He added that the company plans to have devices capable of supporting 4G speeds in shops by the end of 2012, indicating that dongles will initially be used to pick up the signal before suitable handsets are manufactured.

"We will start small but are confident that we can roll out quickly across a large part of the population," concluded Mr Swantee.

Trefor Davies, council member at ISPA UK and chief technology officer at Timico, recently suggested that 4G access could play a major role in helping rural areas access high-speed broadband.

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