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4G is expanding in the UK

EE, The company that scored itself a major head start in the 4G race, is expanding it’s coverage to 12 smaller towns – but it isn’t the only one. O2 and Vodafone are also bumping up their network coverage to five more cities starting today. The latest towns added to …

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Vodafone offering extra 4GB of data with 4G plans

While the race to 4G was played out over months and years – far longer than expected and necessary – the real wars are only really beginning now everyone is getting close to releasing their own nationwide 4G networks. Expecting O2’s new price plans to do pretty well, Vodafone is …

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Vodafone to Launch 4G Service on August 29th

Vodafone has announced that its 4G services will start rolling out on August 29th to London customers, and by the year’s end to twelve other cities. The move sees Vodafone’s roll-out date coinciding with that set by competitor O2. But the British telecommunications giant could be hoping to install its …

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O2 to launch 4G services in August

At present, you only have one choice if you want to experience 4G speeds on your mobile – Everything Everywhere.  While many shops around the country will happily sell you a 4G enabled device on a 4G plan, coverage is still fairly limited and only covers the largest towns and …

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EE 4G speeds to double in some cities this summer

Everything Everywhere, the horribly named merged company of Orange and T-Mobile, has pledged to double the speed of available 4G internet to mobile customers by this summer, but unfortunately only in a handful of cities. As it currently stands, 4G data speeds are averaging around the 10Mbit mark. With this …

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4G auction revenue falls short

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The auction of the 4G mobile spectrum which was epxected to raise upwards of £3.5 billion for the treasury has fallen short of its aims, only generating £2.3 billion – just over 10 per cent of what was paid by mobile providers back in 2000 for portions of the 3G …

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4G auction applications begin in UK

Digital

Finally the ball is starting to roll with next-generation British mobile broadband, with the auction applications for the 4G spectrum beginning in earnest. Mobile providers have until 4PM today to submit their bids, as well as a £100,000 deposit. Regulator OfCom will be vetting the bids and handling the auction, …

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Everything Everywhere increases data limits for 4G

Everything Everywhere

Everything Everywhere – previously Orange and T-Mobile – has increased its data allowance for all 4G packages by as much as 60 per cent, though it still fails to offer an exploitable unlimited package to consumers. Existing customers of EE will have their current packages upgraded for free and anyone …

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4G launches in the UK

Everything Everywhere

While the UK might be far behind the rest of the world when it comes to broadband speeds and mobile data access, it’s finally beginning to catch up in one of those areas, with the official launch of the first 4G services in the country today. 10 cities, including: London, …

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Everything Everywhere unveils first 4G data pricing

Everything Everywhere

The pricing plans for Everything Everywhere’s 4G offers have been unveiled for the first time ahead of its launch on 30th October. While they will all offer much faster wireless data transfer, there won’t be any unlimited packages made available initially. For a basic package that includes 500MB of data …

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UK mobile providers team up to speed 4G release

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Considering the back and forth arguing of the different mobile providers in the UK about how the 4G auction should be completed, you’d be forgiven for not believing that they’ve now banded together to speed up the release of the 4G spectrum: but that’s exactly what’s happened. Vodafone, Everything Everywhere …

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Everything Everywhere gets 4G head start

OfCom Troll

In a move that isn’t likely to please the other mobile companies, OfCom has granted Everything Everywhere (formerly Orange and T-Mobile) approval for using its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to offer 4G data services to its customers. Considering the auction for who gets what part of the spectrum has yet …

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Mobile networks respond to OfCom 4G plan

OfCom

OfCom released its report on the 4G spectrum auction earlier today, suggesting that it would take place later this year, finally bringing the high speed network to consumers sometime in late 2013. In response, several of the big mobile operators have commented on the news. With over 1,000 pages to …

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Ultimate irony as 4G launches in Swindon

If there’s one sector of the market that Intel would like more of, it’s the mobile computing business. Sure, phones would be nice – but that seems a way off. In the more immediate term, Microsoft’s decision to release Windows 8 RT for the ARM instruction face looks like a …

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Windows 8 to provide native mobile networking

One of MSDN’s most recent blogs goes into detail about Microsoft’s efforts to vastly improve wireless connectivity in Windows 8 to the point of even providing native connectivity support for 3G and 4G networking. As it stands now, specialized applications from hardware providers are required for mobile connectivity. The idea …

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Nokia shuns origins, coolest features are USA-only

Over the past 5 years, Nokia’s fall from grace has been spectacular. The Finnish frost giant is going to have to do something pretty amazing to save itself from further falls in the future. KitGuru has just learned that Nokia’s technology and marketing teams have made an unusual choice with …

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