Just six weeks ago, United Kingdom communications regular Ofcom had granted Everything Everywhere (now “EE”) the right to roll out their brand new 4G LTE service over their existent 1800MHz wireless spectrum. Starting later this month on October 30th, the new brand along with its 4G LTE services will finally be launching in the United Kingdom market. The carrier will be first deploying 4G LTE in 10 different cities, and then will increase by a number of six before the end of 2012. This equates to only one third of the current United Kingdom population. That’s not to worry about it though, Everything Everywhere has also revealed some longer-term plans to reach 98 percent of the United Kingdom by the beginning of 2014.
Olaf Swantee, the CEO of Everything Everywhere explains as follows:
Everything Everywhere has also announced quite a number of 4G LTE compatible devices. Among these new devices is the newly released iPhone 5, Samsung’s Android flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S III, and then Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 devices, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, the HTC One XL and finally, the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE. Everything Everywhere has essentially added the most popular and greatly discussed smartphone running Android, iOS and Windows 8.
Is anyone excited for the upcoming LTE service in the United Kingdom? I am. Even though I don’t live there, it’s really great to see the technology finally expanding over there. The UK has been stuck with small data limits while the rest of the world is high-rolling on unlimited data, 20GBs of data, 5GBs of data, and really, just more than the UK generally has. Now, that finally changes and users no matter what platform preferences will be able to take advantage of extremely fast data speeds.
Are you going to be switching your current 3G phones out for 4G LTE compatible phones?
source: beta news