So far the UK has been left far behind the US when it comes to networks providing us with 4G networks, but that don’t mean any of our carriers aren’t trying to change that, one of the closest to rolling out a 4G network, is O2 which has announced plans to trail it’s new 4G network across London.
O2 is well on their way to keeping up to this promise, with 40 masts already erected across 40 square kilometres of London it will allow O2 to test speeds of their new network in a specified area, which will take place sometimes at the start of 2012 and will run until June 2012.
So only 1000 Londoners have been chosen to take part in the trial, and will other those people in the trail data speeds of up to 100MBps whilst on the move. The CEO of O2, Ronan Dunne, sent out this statement:
“O2 has been at the heart of the mobile data explosion over the last three years and our priority has always been to build ahead of the curve.
“Our work in London will give us a better understanding of the capabilities of 4G technology and will allow us to explore the super fast benefits it will bring to people and industry across the UK.
“This 4G trial is the next step on our journey to a smarter network – a network that offers a seamless, connected experience across multiple devices, locations and services.”
What do you think? How long do you think it will be till the whole of the UK gets 4G? Will other companies follow in 02’s footsteps?
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