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Everything Everywhere gets 4G go-ahead from Ofcom


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Posted by goldenface
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has allowed Everything Everywhere, the owner of the Orange and T-Mobile networks, to use its existing bandwidth to launch fourth-generation (4G) mobile services.

The move means 4G, which allows much faster downloads, could launch in the UK earlier than previously planned. Ofcom said the move would deliver "significant benefits" to consumers that outweigh any competition concerns. But Vodafone and O2 expressed surprise and disappointment at the decision.

Ofcom plans to auction 4G bandwidth to other providers next year.

Everything Everywhere will be allowed to offer 4G services from 11 September.

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BBCNews


Fantastic New for LTE owners!


Posted by Bonovox
Cool,I see they're rebranding too after 4G roll out

Posted by 50Cent
so if u sign up to orange or tmob you're in line for 4G this september? or are they starting a new network called Everything Everywhere??

Posted by goldenface
Apparently, they have done the network testing and LTE could be good to go on.their current network before the end of the year. Sweet! All we need is the hardware now.

Posted by Bonovox
Yes and Opoo & Vodamoan are moaning cos they are left out. But both those networks are crap for 3G anyway. Will 4G signal be stronger and penetrate buildings better?? T Mobile/Orange seem to be the best right now for coverage. Also 4G=worse battery life?? I do wish they'd get rid of the name Everything Everywhere it's awful

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[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2012-08-21 23:05 ]


Posted by Bonovox
http://www.extremetech.com/mobile/110711-what-is-lte/5

Talking about why battery life on 4G is poor

Posted by Miss UK
This is Quite good news considering im on Orange,
Thanks for this info

bring on those new 4G phones

Posted by Bonovox
Quite good news not excellent news?? There is still alot of squabbling going on between Ofcom and the networks over spectrum allocation etc.

Posted by Bonovox
4G and more capacity can't come quick enough. I have been using Three for a long time and most of the time they are great but it seems networks are becoming strained. I get alot of network busy tones and dropped calls plus MMS not sending. Data runs slow at peak times too. Three said that they have about 75 terra bytes of data per day on their network. That's alot. Come on 4G!! I might move back to T Mobile

Posted by Miss UK
sadly it wont be excellent news for me till I can upgrade next year to get that advantage of 4G


Posted by 50Cent
are there any phones in the UK that will support 4G? or are the compatible devices due for release in 2013?

Posted by Miss UK
I don't think there is any 4G handsets sold in the UK currently
only 4G thing that supports that would be a iPad III

either that or visit USA and buy a 4G Phone from there

I guess they will be coming to us eventually btw
[ This Message was edited by: Miss UK on 2012-08-24 05:02 ]


Posted by Bonovox
New news about Three here too

http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2012/08/24/samsung-wins-three-contract-to-supply-new-network-infrastructure/

Posted by goldenface
On the 1800 band. I hope some 4G phones launch soon.

Posted by Bonovox
As part of the deal Everything Everywhere(stupid name) starting 4G early Ofcom has told them to sell some 1800 spectrum to Three.

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Posted by Miss UK
Are Vodafone and O2 getting LTE next year too then

Orange are ok but there very expensive
There Signal is excellent though cant fault that
Customer care is quite lame

Vodafone I'm coming home next year

Posted by Bonovox
Orange signal excellent?? it's terrible everywhere lately. Should be renamed Signal Nowhere rather than Everything Ecerywhere

Posted by Miss UK
Signal was pretty bad the other night but bounced back in the morning!

I dislike there new name and im wondering how thats gunna fit on on my phone
maybe it will be a scrolling logo

Posted by goldenface
4G coming. link.
[ This Message was edited by: goldenface on 2012-09-07 15:49 ]


Posted by Bonovox
I prefer T Mobile to Orange as a separate network but I hope they get rid of the horrible image compression T Mobile uses with 4G

Posted by Bonovox
Ser this

http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2012/09/07/ee-to-launch-4g-network-to-coincide-with-new-iphone-release/

Posted by Bonovox
Latest news here

http://m.gsmarena.com/ee_will_bring_first_4g_lte_network_in_the_uk_by_the_end_of_the_year_-news-4784.php

Posted by Bonovox
Just read on EE website that you can only enjoy 4G if on pay monthly. What a crock of shit

Posted by Miss UK
I dont get whats the point in some purchasing a 4g handset right now on Orange cos there saying
once there 4g network takes of (Whenever cos I dunno when its coming round my area)
then theres a charge to move onto the EE plus u have extend ur contract too to get it

any 4g phone also in the UK also will only work on EE something about the bands 1800 Frequency
so a Iphone 5 will only work on EE anyway on there

other networks are in process of getting other bands sprectrums like vodafone etc

Posted by goldenface
That's strange because I don't seem to remember having to pay extra to go from 2G to 3G. I don't see how they are going to restrict it anyway. Will there be a special 4G sim do you think?

Posted by Miss UK
For the iPhone 5 that requires a Nano Sim I guess..dunno why
They'd charge extra for that.

I think Orange love milking consumers with this first to them
4g ...But they are a pretty expensive network overall!

I just hope next year other networks won't be so lame as those



Posted by Bonovox
How much smaller do Apple need to keep making the sim?? Easy to lose

Posted by Miss UK
Maybe the reason is apple only wants u to
Use there phones know body else's

At least with MicroSims I can use a Lumia


Posted by Bonovox
As if that's gonna happen,that would be like dictatorship

Posted by Miss UK
Farewell Orange they changed there name
To EE today I got a message telling me to reboot
Phone as follows :

You're part of the UK's largest 3G network, now powered by EE. Next time you turn your phone off/on you'll see EE on your screen. See http://oran.ge/ournetwork

hello EE lol

Posted by Bonovox
Whoever thought of that name that's a sacking offence Terrible,sounds like drugs. Hey I'm on EE

Posted by Miss UK
I know lol
I'm wondering when all the retail stores of Orange and T-mobile
Will change aswell I'm abit concerned there going to be
Letting staff go why have 4 or 5 EE stores in Birmingham

Curious about O2 and Vodafone cos there getting into
Bed together to

Posted by Bonovox
New plans revealed and what a rip off. Who the hell wants unlimited calls on 4G??

http://www.wpcentral.com/ee-announces-first-uk-4g-mobile-phone-plans-not-what-was-expected

Posted by goldenface
That's really expensive. I'm holding off upgrading to see what kind of tariffs ThreeUK come out with.

The most expensive tariff at the moment is The One Plan with unlimited data and they might give free 4G access with that tariff as it is their flagship tariff.

Posted by Bonovox
Well you can get the One Plan from 25

Posted by etaab
Theres no rush to jump on the LTE bandwagon imo till at least this time next year. This is exactly the same as when 3G first launched in the UK apart from the phones arent as nasty as they were back then.

At first its ridiculously expensive, not very wide spread with little coverage outside of major cities and comes with a paltry allowance of bandwith.

LTE is overrated anyway imo. Its just a faster version of 3G but slower than my home wifi. For my uses 3G is just fine anyway. I have unlimited data with Three and spent Sunday morning streaming Netflix to my SGS3 whilst bored at work for two hours and not once did the connection slow or struggle. A couple of gigs worth !!

99 to replace my SGS3 with the LTE version ? no thanks !

So its going to be called 4GEE ? how do they pronounce it ? four gee ! or four G 'EE
[ This Message was edited by: etaab on 2012-10-23 20:50 ]


Posted by Bonovox
It's obvious the high prices that they are trying to claw back the money for the expensive licenses paid. Also,I have read that many people doing tests of EE's 4G have said there have been alot of teething problems and the signal was poor all the time.

Posted by etaab
I just dont see the point of it just yet. I mean, what services other than faster downloads do you get with 4G ?

Sorry for being so ignorant, but i do all my downloading at home on a 30Mb connection and need not use 3G at all unless it wish to update an app.

Posted by Bonovox
Same here and battery life will be sucked faster too. An early adopter is not always a good idea

Posted by etaab
I dont mind adopting earlier if theres some new service which warrants investing in it. Like going from a PS2 to a PS3, it was worthwhile, like going from dial up to broadband. Like going from Symbian to Android.

But going from 3G to 4G which is slower than my home broadband and offers no new services ? not really.

Like i said i spent a couple of hours streaming Netflix the other morning at work, which also was in HD to my SGS3's 720p screen. I like faster, but do i NEED faster ?

Posted by Bonovox
Do you need faster downloads?? Only if your in a hurry

Posted by goldenface
I would like faster downloads. I can get about 3 - 5MB most of the time but would like to be able to stream HD content to my laptop.

I'm looking forward to the faster speeds for sure.

Posted by Bonovox
Just read that on EE 4G network if you did alot of downloading and streaming you'd use up a full months 500mb in 3 minutes

Posted by etaab
Thats about 2.8mb per second, which isnt out of the realms of 3G and certainly slower than my wifi at home.

So yeah you can use it up very quickly indeed. But i dont see the point in having such a fast, expensive data package if you cannot use it due to such a small cap on bandwith.

Thats pretty poor value for money.

Posted by Bonovox
Well,on my Nokia Lumia 800 on Three network I did a speed test yesterday and got around 8.1mbps. So that is good enough for me

Posted by Caspa

On 2012-10-23 23:11:00, Bonovox wrote:
It's obvious the high prices that they are trying to claw back the money for the expensive licenses paid. Also,I have read that many people doing tests of EE's 4G have said there have been alot of teething problems and the signal was poor all the time.



They haven't been auctioned yet.

I'm with Etaab, not worth it, much better to have unlimited on HSPA (and +).

Reality is batteries aren't up to the job yet, just look at the US guys, all you hear is them complaining about battery life on LTE devices.

On the Gnex your easily looking at an hours difference in screen on time between the two variants.

Posted by Bonovox
I am perfectly happy with my service right now am not jumping into 4G either yet. Gonna hear alot of complaints me thinks

Posted by goldenface
The prices are extortionate for the amount of data your allowed on EE, disgraceful in fact. A 4GB add on is 20

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20121025

People will be frightened to turn 4G on. They're also saying they are offering speeds from 8 - 12 Mbps. I thought 4G was much faster. I can already achieve over 5 Mbps on 3.5G on 3UK.



Posted by Bonovox
Just heard it's launched today in Birmingham. One guy said he found the signal terrible even in city centre. I have got 13mbps on Three anyway on mobile broadband. The other day I did a speed test on Three with my Nokia Lumia and got 8.1mbps. The BBC News at One today they did a 4G test and got 13mbps.

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[ This Message was edited by: Bonovox on 2012-10-30 13:41 ]


Posted by goldenface
Not worth moving over to EE for at that price. What do you use for your mobile broadband Bono? A dongle?


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