Everything Everywhere, the company behind Orange and T-Mobile, announced today that it will bring 4G to 16 major cities in the UK by the end of the year.

The new network will launch as 'EE', and will run alongside Orange and T-Mobile. London, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Bristol will be the first four cities with 4G capability, with testing starting in those areas today. Before the end of the year, that list will include Belfast, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Southampton.

Three Android devices - the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE, the HTC One XL, and Samsung's Galaxy S III LTE - will be launched with the network in the coming weeks, but the company says that more devices will be added in the future.

At the launch this morning, London Mayor Boris Johnson said, "I barely understand it, but information will spout unstoppably from these gizmos. It will bring huge advantages to anyone living or working in London."

Source: EE

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  • Mikey_H

    This is very good news, the UK is finally catching up to other parts of the world o/

    • Alan

      We don't do things half heartedly in the UK though, when all the networks have LTE the majority of the country will be covered, not just small areas.

  • bonerp

    so why are companies launching the latest phones but on 3g versions still!! Shame they dont sort out the crap reception in the majority of places before committing to this.

    • SenseOffender

      It's called giving the consumer choice. As for the crap reception, I often hear this argument about every network, yet so many people are constantly waling around muttering on their phones.

  • RealityCheck2013

    Monthly Prices? I hope 'EE' does stand for - 'Extremely Expensive' :D
    "At the launch this morning, London Mayor Boris Johnson said, "I barely understand it..."
    LoL:D Good old Boris just cracks me up! :D

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