The good old overlords at Ofcom have granted Everything Everywhere the right to use their existing bandwidth to launch 4G for mobile devices. The company is responsible for Orange and T-Mobile in the UK and was chosen above Vodafone and O2 to host the first 4G service in the UK.
But before you go selling your Vodafone old iPad contract, it’s worth knowing that Ofcom have said they’ll be allowing other carriers to launch 4G services next year.
So, what’s so special about Everything Everywhere? It seems they’re the only company that currently own a spectrum that can be configured to handle 4G. Competitors will have to wait until next year to bid for the capability.
Here at Money4Machines HQ, we love anything that makes our YouTube clips go faster! But a huge part of 4G success in the UK will be based on the idea of carriers convincing manufacturers to produce 4G devices. So, would you trade in iPads and smartphones to upgrade to a 4G device?