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Broadband provider EE has teamed up with Guardian News & Media to unveil a new online and mobile user-generated content platform.

GuardianWitness - which will be powered by EE's network - will allow the general public to submit their videos, pictures and text directly to the Guardian for inclusion on the platform.

This will enable anyone, from anywhere in the world, to have their say on the latest news items and topical subjects.

The platform - which is accessible on any network - is available via free iPhone or Android apps, or online at witness.guardian.co.uk.

Selected submissions will be featured on the Guardian website or in the Guardian or Observer newspapers, giving consumers the chance to influence the news agenda.

Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, claimed that next-generation mobile technology is "breaking down the barriers between journalists and the public".

"As the first providers of super-fast 4G in Britain, EE is uniquely placed to support this transformation in the way news is reported, consumed and shared," he stated.

"This revolutionary new platform from the Guardian recognises these developments, enabling users to film or photograph something and share it with the Guardian’s editorial team in a matter of seconds, and EE is delighted to support the Guardian’s approach to open journalism.”

EE launched 4G mobile broadband services in October 2012, and has since made super-fast mobile broadband available in 50 towns and cities across the UK.

The firm says its 4G mobile broadband network typically works up to five times faster than 3G, allowing users to browse the web and upload content quicker than ever before.

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