Orange UK 4G

We're almost at 4G - Lumia 920 promoted for EE

Orange UK has issued the September edition of its Orange Exchange email newsletter, which includes information on upcoming 4G hardware that will be launching on parent network EE (previously known as Everything Everywhere). We were at the EE launch event in London last month where the new network announced an array of 4G hardware including the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820.

EE is kicking off the UK's first LTE network with four cities having their "4G turned on" - London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol. By the end of 2012, EE expects to have 16 UK cities live, increasing data speeds for more than 20 million customers by 2013.

EE LTE Rollout

UK cities to be covered by EE LTE by 2013

Alongside the iPhone 5, which is the prominently advertised smartphone on EE's website, the network also unveiled both Android and Windows Phone devices at its event. Both recently announced Lumia Windows Phones were present, and both will be sporting LTE speeds on the new network.

It seems EE is set to use Orange and T-Mobile as temporary stops for those seeking extreme speeds. Should you wish to make use of EE in the future, one can kick-start their contract with either Orange or T-Mobile and then subsequently switch to EE when possible. Be sure to sign up to receive updates to be alerted when EE launches LTE in your area.

Thanks, Dave, for the heads up!