If you’re in the UK and you’re itching to have a new unit in your hand soon, we have good news: the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE has been named as an EE exclusive. No that’s not a typo. Everything Everywhere, the spanking new 4G network in the UK, is upping the ante and delivering a heck of an exclusive offer with the help of Huawei.
“Everything Everywhere” is now simply known as EE. And their 4G network, according to the company’s Twitter account, will cover 16 cities and a third of the country’s population by the end of this year.
The European Commission has approved a joint venture including Everything Everywhere, Telefonica, and Vodafone to bring “mobile marketing and wallet services” to the UK.
Everything Everywhere and Mastercard are teaming up to bring contactless NFC payments to the UK. They have a five-year plan to foster adoption of the new system and enable people to pay for goods and services with their smartphones.
Everything Everywhere, the alliance between carriers Orange and T-Mobile, has been given the green light by Ofcom to roll out 4G networks in the UK from September 11, well ahead of the scheduled auction. Consumers may be pleased, but competitors O2 and Vodafone definitely aren’t.