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More calls for 4G in Britain as the UK falls further behind

 

Eight more businesses pledge support to www.4GBritain.org

Everything Everywhere, the company that runs T-Mobile and Orange in the UK, has announced that eight new supporters including Stuff magazine, PC Advisor and construction group Kier, have demonstrated their backing of a 4G roll out in the UK by becoming supporters of the 4GBritain website.

Momentum behind the site has continued since its April launch, with a total of 33 businesses and organisations now official supporters – including the National Farmers Union, The Huffington Post, and Capgemini – amid concern that Britain is falling behind the rest of the world in the roll out of 4G LTE networks.

The website's newest supporters are Kier GroupMacworldMuzicallMyallsearch.comNet TrajectoryPC WorldStuff magazine and Zentek Forensics, further demonstrating the wide range of industries that would benefit from a 4G network roll out.

According to recently released figures from the GSA [1], 38 countries including some across Asia, the Middle East, and Europe already have commercial LTE networks, and the GSA has confirmed it is "the fastest developing mobile system technology ever".

Will Findlater, editor of Stuff magazine, said "Faster 4G networks could have as profound an impact on the way we work, communicate and entertain ourselves on the go as 3G networks have done, and will pave the way for a host of new gadgets and cloud services designed to exploit the extra bandwidth on offer.  Plus, given the level of 4G adoption elsewhere in the world, it's essential to Britain’s standing as a technological force."

David, a DJ who posted his views on 4GBritain.org, said "4G would make such a difference to my life, it would save me time when searching for music, uploads videos and pictures quicker when out working; and just general day to day stuff from using satnav on mobile, shopping etc. we need it, and need it now."

Check out the latest blog posts at www.4GBritain.org, and join the conversation on Twitter with #4GBritain

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[1] Global mobile Suppliers Association – June 8, 2012: http://www.gsacom.com/news/gsa_352.php

About EE
EE is the most advanced digital communications company in Britain, providing mobile and fixed line services to 27 million customers, and will soon become the first company in the UK to provide 4G mobile services alongside fixed-line fibre.

EE is the company that runs the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the UK, and will be launching its new superfast 4G brand – EE – in the coming weeks.

Its 4G service will cover a third of the population by the end of 2012 and its fibre service will cover 50% of the population by the end of the year.

EE's mobile service currently provides coverage to 99% of the population with 2G and 98% of the population with 3G.