Motorola has begun testing long-term evolution (LTE) technology at its laboratory in Swindon.
The 4G mobile broadband trial could be the first step towards the massive future speed increases which experts foresee in the market.
Motorola hopes to host an LTE network for operators to conduct trials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Motorola Home & Networks Mobility's senior vice president and general manager, Joe Cozzolino, commented: "Motorola is at the forefront of 4G development which will address the mobility demands of today's consumers who are looking for personalised media experiences and operators looking to lower their cost per bit and gain a competitive advantage."
Some of the first lucky users of the LTE technology may be attendees at the Mobile World Congress 2009, which is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, starting on Monday, February 16th.