Everything Everywhere could get 4G by the end of the year
Despite recent reports that 4G could be further away than we’ve previously hoped, the latest news is that it could actually be here sooner instead, with Ofcom announcing that Everything Everywhere should be allowed to offer the superfast mobile broadband service to its customers later this year, ahead of its rivals.
Everything Everywhere (comprising T-Mobile and Orange) is currently trialling 4G and if it gets the green light following a consultation, could be offering the lightning-quick sky-based internet before the end of 2012, allowing it to steal a march on its rivals.
The rest of the 4G network hasn’t even been auctioned off yet, and the complete 4G switch-on is not expected to occur until the end of 2013. Whether or not the early EE switch-on happens is likely to depend on how strong the objections are from rivals. Vodafone and Three are already said to be massively kicking off and we’d expect to see the arrival of lawyers with thick, dusty books sooner rather than later.
So there you go – you might get 4G by the end of the year. Or you might not. The mystery continues…