4G mobile phone network comes to the UK

Next gen 3G, not for emmets

Mobile phone network umbrella company Everything Everywhere and BT Wholesale have unveiled a partnership, to bring the first ever 4G LTE network to the UK and Cornwall.

The two companies are sharing their telecommunications and mobile technology, in order to provide a trial service for 100 mobile and 100 fixed line customers in the St Newlyn East area of South Newquay.

This proof of concept trial starts this September and will run for an entire year, where Ofcom announced back in March they are getting ready to sell these 4G licenses to mobile phone networks – just in time to tie-up with the trial ending.

Everything Everywhere and BT Wholesale are aiming to show the benefits of 4G LTE mobile technology with this venture that could deliver up 100 megabits per second downloading.

The field trial will utilise 2 x 10MHz of test 800MHz spectrum, to test its capability as a long-term solution to fixed broadband technology with equipment by Nokia Siemens Networks and Huawei.

This is especially geared up for customers who currently get low speeds or are unable to get broadband all together; usually in these rural areas of the country, where fixed broadband hardly reaches.

The test area encompasses 25 square kilometres that cover around 700 premises, which have limited access to broadband or no service whatsoever with Everything Everywhere offering up use of 4G enabled handsets and dongles.

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