This week was a big week for mobile broadband in the UK as EE made a big splash with its annoucement that it would be the first UK network to offer 4G services.

The LTE World Series Blog

Today Olaf Swantee, the CEO of UK carrier Everything Everywhere, newly dubbed EE, confirmed that announced that finally, LTE was coming to the UK. In fact, it’s here already. As you read this, shiny new LTE 1800 signals are shooting out from masts in four of the launch cities that have been turned on today for testing purposes, these being London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol.

A word on the brand name change: Everything Everywhere to EE. It may not be the greatest name for a network, but it’s a darn sight better than the awkward, cumbersome Everything Everywhere, and as Olaf pointed out, it’s what the media refer to the network as anyway, and a link to what has gone before. A good move then.

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The operator chose London’s Science Museum, home of so many technological innovations, as the location for its EE launch, a fitting venue for what EE…

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