The day we have been waiting for has arrived. This morning Everything Everywhere announced the plan for a 4G roll out.
Everything Everywhere will now be EE. Orange and T-Mobile customers will still be able to continue on their current networks, but if they wish to use the super-fast 4G network they will need to upgrade to a EE contract.
When and Where
London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol will be the first to see a 4G netowrk from EE from today. Closely followed by Edinburgh, Belfast, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southampton, Hull, Nottingham & Derby all before Christmas.
EE claims is will have 70% of the UK covered by 4G by 2013 and 98% by 2014. This would make it the fastest 4G roll-out in the world so far.
So far, confirmed devices are as follows…
- Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 (once they have launched)(
- A 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy S3
- HTC One X
- Huawei Ascend P1
- 2x Huawei 4G Dongles
- UPDATE (13/09/12) iPhone 5 also confirmed
It is also rumored that Apple will announce the iPhone 5 tomorrow and it is believed that this will also be supported.
Other devices are to be announced very soon.
Moving to EE
EE have announced that they will be investing £1.5bn into upgrading its infrastructure in a bid to entice users from other networks to switch over to its superfast network
EE also announced the launch of Fibre broadband that’s ten times faster than the UK average broadband speed. The Fibre connection will be available to over 11 million homes (around half of the UK population) with new homes being added all the time.