EE to switch on 4G network on 30 October

Mobile operator confirms 4G network switch-on date.

EE Logo

Mobile operator EE (Everything Everywhere) has confirmed that its 4G services will be switched on in the UK on Tuesday 30 October.

The firm, which owns T-Mobile and Orange, will be the first mobile operator in the UK to be in a position to offer 4G services to its customers, and has already set out plans to roll them out to 16 cities by the end of 2012.

In a statement, Olaf Swantee, chief executive of EE, said: "This is a significant milestone for the United Kingdom, and for the people and businesses of our country who will now be able to enjoy the huge advantages of superfast 4G technology for the first time."

The firm was recently granted permission by regulator Ofcom to reuse its spectrum to offer 4G, giving the operator a considerable head start on its rivals.

As reported by IT Pro earlier today, Ofcom has confirmed that end users should be able to choose between a wider range of 4G providers from next spring, once the 800MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum auction takes place.

Featured Resources

Defeating ransomware with unified security from WatchGuard

How SMBs can defend against the onslaught of ransomware attacks

Free download

The IT expert’s guide to AI and content management

How artificial intelligence and machine learning could be critical to your business

Free download

The path to CX excellence

Four stages to thrive in the experience economy

Free download

Becoming an experience-based business

Your blueprint for a strong digital foundation

Free download

Recommended

LTE vs 4G
Mobile

LTE vs 4G

4 Aug 2021
Nokia and NASA join forces to bring 4G to the moon
mobile networks

Nokia and NASA join forces to bring 4G to the moon

19 Oct 2020
The best 4G network
Mobile

The best 4G network

28 Sep 2020

Most Popular

What are the pros and cons of AI?
machine learning

What are the pros and cons of AI?

8 Sep 2021
Citrix mulling potential sale after tumultuous 2021
mergers and acquisitions

Citrix mulling potential sale after tumultuous 2021

15 Sep 2021
Zoom: From pandemic upstart to hybrid work giant
video conferencing

Zoom: From pandemic upstart to hybrid work giant

14 Sep 2021