4G services will land in the UK at the end of the month, the first domestic carrier to provide the next-gen mobile internet technology has confirmed.
EE, the new name for Orange-T-Mobile’s Everything Everywhere umbrella brand, has announced its 4G network will go live on October 30th in ten cities across the UK.
The carrier plans to make the service, which delivers speeds up to five times faster than 3G, available in a further six cities by the end of the year.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee 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.
“We are very proud to be pioneering, innovating and leading our industry in launching 4G for our nation through our new EE brand.”
Pricing for 4G phones, such as the iPhone 5 and the Nokia Lumia 920, on EE has yet to be confirmed. However, industry wisdom suggests that next-gen connectivity is likely to add a £10 per month premium to the cost of top-end smartphones.