Good news for all our UK readers as Everything Everywhere has announced the first 4G LTE network ever in the UK. The carrier has also branded it’s name to “EE” and announced a 4G LTE service that will be available in the country by Christmas.
EE is the product of T-Mobile UK and Orange merger and the new 4G service will run alongside both these brands providing super-fast speeds that you have never seen or experienced in the UK before. EE has switched on the 4G service in 4 cities that include London, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham with 12 more cities to follow before Christmas. Olaf Swantee the Chief Executive of the network said the following in a statement.
“We look forward to connecting the country with super-fast mobile speeds in the coming weeks, months and years,
And it starts today, with the announcement of our new business, our new brand and a new digital infrastructure that our company, our customers and the country can be proud of.”
The operator has plans to roll out the 4G network to at least 70% of the Britain by 2013 and nearly 100% by the end of 2014. The network also announced that the first 4G devices on the network would include HTC One XL, Galaxy S3 LTE, Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, Nokia Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 with more other LTE supported devices in the pipeline.
There have been no mentions of pricing or any packages for customers yet but we’re certain that it will be reasonable. This move has given EE an edge over it’s rivals that still utilise 3G speeds compared to the blazing fast 4G speeds that EE will soon offer.
This is a great day in Mobile data history for UK and we assume that more other networks will soon follow-in the footsteps of EE to provide their customers with super-fast LTE speeds otherwise they may see their customers being tempted away to EE for the fast 4G speeds.
What are your thoughts on this move by EE? Better late than never, right?