UK mobile users could not have had it better, as the communications regulator Ofcom is set to alter the general conditions that will dissuade operators from indulging in any mid-contract price hikes.
It is all well and good having advanced Android phones with support for 4G LTE technology, but those in the UK (which has a population in excess of 60 million people and in Europe has a standard of living second only to Luxembourg) have been limited to just one 4G operator.
EE has officially announced it will launch its 4G service in the UK on October 30th in ten lucky cities. What does that mean for the rest of the UK carriers? Telecommunications watchdog Ofcom has now confirmed that 4G services will reach the other carries starting around the spring and summer of 2013.
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.