4G

4G in India: Everything you need to know

While 4G has been rolling out in India since 2012, the segment will see its largest expansion this year. Reliance Jio is set to debut its long-awaited service, while Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone are aggressively expanding into more cities. Here's what you need to know about the state of 4G in India.


Everything you need to know about 4G LTE in Canada

If your carrier has done its job, you shouldn't need to know all about the amazing wireless magic happening behind the scenes. Here's how to get the best out of your 4G LTE plan in Canada.


Understanding 4G in the UK: Everything you need to know

Everyone knows 4G comes after 3G. It's faster, better, not to mention more expensive. But "4G" can refer to a bunch of different things, and the various UK operators use 4G in different ways to offer different features to customers.


UK mobile operator GiffGaff is now offering 4G LTE on monthly plans starting from £12

UK mobile operator GiffGaff has unveiled new plans to take advantage of faster 4G LTE speeds. Utilizing the O2 network, the virtual mobile operator is offering 4G on plans that start from £12 a month (for 1GB of data). There's no option for unlimited use, however, limiting power users to 5GB of 4G data for £18 a month.


UK will hold radio spectrum auction next year to aid 4G LTE expansion

UK communications regulator Ofcom has today announced more radio spectrum will be available at auction for mobile operators next year. The two bands that will be up for grabs are the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz frequencies that will offer high data capacity for the increasing use of mobile connectivity.


EE rolls out new PAYG packs, offering 4G for just £1 a week

With all eyes on IFA this week the UK's largest 4G network are kicking things of nice an early by announcing some restructuring with their Pay-As-You-Go offerings. As you'll see from the following press release EE have studied what PAYG users are after and have come up with some solutions which include 4G packs from just £1 per week.


EE rolling out 4G to 15 new UK towns with high-speed donkey rides to boot!

Good news for you folk in the UK that use EE as your network of choice. Today see's the countries largest carrier announce their 4G service in 15 new towns – including – Gateshead, Birkenhead, East Grinstead, Leighton Buzzard, Wallasey, South Shields, Wakefield, Coatbridge, Lisburn, Bangor (NI), Newtownards, Omagh, Port Talbot and Neath. This follows the recent announcement that EE is expanding its double-speed 4G network to 20 more towns and cities before the end of 2014.


Vodafone sweetens its 4G offerings with free Netflix for six months

Vodafone UK has today announced a partnership with Netflix that will see customers receiving a free six month subscription to the video-on-demand service. Anyone signing up to a Vodafone Red 4G contract beginning in July – and lasting until the end of the year – will be given the option to receive the perk.


EE unveils more affordable 4G plans for the UK

UK mobile operator EE has announced new entry-level 4G plans for the market. These new contracted plans start from £13.99 per month, enabling consumers to take advantage of faster Internet speeds at a more affordable price point. The operator has been criticized in the past for its pricing of LTE in the UK.


EE and Three to invest £1 billion in 4G UK network infrastructure and share upgrade costs

UK mobile operators Three and EE (Everything Everywhere) are to invest £1 billion in a shared 4G network agreement. According to the Financial Times, the two companies will work together by sharing mast and backhaul transmission costs as part of the joint investment in UK infrastructure. The goal is to provide greater flexibility for the two networks to control speeds and coverage, as well as improving efficiency of provided services as a whole. 


We take a look at 4G LTE on Three UK, comparing speeds against current gen

For UK mobile consumers there is just one main network left to join the 4G party and that's Three. As most folk will be aware – EE, Vodafone and O2 have already launched LTE across Great Britain, although EE are clearly leading the way as they had a big head start. 


EE to introduce 4G in the Channel Tunnel to help keep you connected

UK mobile operator EE is bringing 4G to the Channel Tunnel and plans to have everything up and running for consumers by summer 2014. Not only will you be able to use super fast Internet when travelling between the UK and mainland Europe, but also 2G and 3G connectivity for those who don't have the latest and greatest hardware.


UK network EE doubled its expected 4G customer base in 2013

It would appear that the UK mobile consumer is loving 4G, according to the latest statement from EE. The network, who was first to introduce LTE to the UK, had a target of signing up one million subscribers in 2013 and it only took ten months to get to that goal. During the following four months a further one million folk joined EE which goes to prove two things.


EE in the UK announce a new 4G roaming deal with AT&T - more carriers to follow

UK network EE has today announced it has teamed up with AT&T to offer visitors to the UK 4G LTE services, with more carriers to follow suit in the New Year. What this means (initially) for AT&T Windows Phone customers who pop over the pond is that they will automatically pick up the EE 4G network as long as you have a 4G enabled device. 


Three UK quietly turns on 4G LTE for some customers in select cities

UK mobile operator Three has quietly turned on its 4G network for 'thousands' of customers in three cities - London, Manchester and Birmingham. Without announcing the move, the company has slowly begun upgrading customers to LTE and expects to have 1.5 million consumers enjoying faster data speeds by the end of February 2013.


Telecom in New Zealand rolling out Lumia 920 firmware update to enable 4G

We've received a tip that the New Zealand mobile operator Telecom is currently rolling out a firmware update for the Nokia Lumia 920. It's believed the update unlocks 4G connectivity, which was previously disabled. The network will be launching its 4G upgrade next month and this update will ensure Lumia 920 owners will be able to enjoy faster data transfer speeds.


EE announces new, cheaper 4G plans for the UK

The UK mobile operator is looking to attract more custom by offering more affordable 4G plans. Since the company launched 4G in the UK, consumers have commented on how expensive the new plans were, especially taking into account how little data was included. Along with the new pricing, EE also unveiled PAYG 4G.


Vodafone UK launching 4G in Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow later this month

Vodafone has confirmed on its official blog that three new locations will be added to the list of cities supporting 4G here in the UK. Originally launched in London, the mobile operator expanded to Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield in September.


Nokia Lumia 1020 available on Vodafone; 4G contracts starting from £47

The Lumia 1020 by Nokia is available on Vodafone UK with 4G-ready contracts starting from £47 (no upfront fee for the device itself). The niche Windows Phone caters for mobile phone fans who enjoy taking beautiful shots when out and about. For the rather expensive price tag, you're getting 4G, as well as a high-end Windows Phone with a 4.5-inch HD display.


Vodafone, O2 begin 4G roll-out in the UK while Three plans for December

The UK is still catching up when it comes to 4G. Even though major operators are backing LTE with new plans and upgrades in the works, the process is slow and consumers are having to deal with a rather long wait. While EE continues to expand on its LTE lead, Vodafone and O2 have begun slowly rolling out upgrades across their networks. Three on the other hand are looking at December to unleash the high five kitty. 


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