EE, the UK's only current 4G LTE enabled carrier, has announced another raft of expansions to the service taking in another 11 towns and cities across the country. The total covered now stands at an impressive 85, with a 55% population coverage, which is pretty good considering we're still inside the first year of LTE in the UK.
EE, the UK's only 4G LTE carrier has announced another round of expansions, taking their total coverage up to 74 towns across the country and over 50% population coverage. The latest list sees another 13 towns in various areas of the country supported by 4G LTE.
EE, the UK's only 4G LTE network provider, has announced a range of brand new, 30-day rolling contract SIM-only deals, perfect for your iPhone 5. The bad news is that LTE still doesn't come cheap, with the most expensive offering set at £63 for that 30-days.
Anyone in the UK on Vodafone hoping for some LTE soon will be disappointed, as their CEO has confirmed the carrier won't be switching on 4G until around September. This is in part due to the current iPhone 5 being incompatible with their proposed LTE network. Speaking to The Guardian, CEO Vittorio Colao said:
The UK's only current 4G LTE provider, EE, has announced the switch on in another 12 towns across the country beginning from today. This is of course fantastic news to anyone in the affected areas with an iPhone 5, or LTE capable iPad or iPad Mini using the EE network.
While talking at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam claimed to have been the man responsible for convincing Steve Jobs to go 4G LTE on the iPhone 5. Sue Merek at Fierce Wireless reports:
While nearly two million people have brought iPhones onto T-Mobile's network despite the carrier not offering the iPhone until the 12th of April, they've been saddled with service that's not as good as it could have been. According to TmoNews, that's set to change on April 5th, when T-Mobile plans to push a carrier update to iPhones on the network that will bring official visual voicemail and MMS to such devices as well as enabling LTE access for unlocked iPhone 5 users.
Speaking at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit, AT&T senior VP Kris Rinne once again said wideband audio, also known as HD Voice, would be coming to the network sometime in 2013. Ina Fried at AllThingsD reports:
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