4G for Newquay in September

4G for Newquay in SeptemberLucky buggers living “south of Newquay in St Newlyn East and the surrounding area” will be the first in the UK to experience super-fast 4G goodness, as BT and Everything Everywhere (Orange and T-Mobile) team up for a “live proof of concept trial” starting in September.

The trial will cover an area of 25 square kilometres, and 200 volunteers will be given 4G dongles on the understanding that they’ll “put it through its paces”.

Volunteers won’t have to pay a penny, as BT and Everything Everywhere will foot the bill.

Everything Everywhere’s CEO, Tom Alexander, said: "Our ambition is to have the best 4G network and be pioneers in enabling Britain’s superfast wireless future.

"We strongly believe that, by sharing our network and mobile assets in this way, we can make a valuable contribution to the economics of rural broadband services.

"Our work with BT is providing a test bed for new technologies such as 4G LTE which, with the correct allocation of sub 1GHz spectrum from the Government, has the potential to make a real impact on the way in which we communicate in the future."

4G will reportedly provide speeds of up to – up to – 100Mbps on the move, and a whopping 1Gbps while stationary. Ofcom will auction frequencies to UK operators early in 2012.

Via: Pocket-lint and 4G Trial

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JanSt / MOD  May. 25, 2011 at 11:00

Seeing how there's no actual standard for 4g... why didn't they just call it 5g? :p (or has DARPA a patent on 5G?)
How do you spell pharce?

CTPAHHIK  May. 25, 2011 at 11:22

I sure hope BT is laying fiber to support 4G infrastructure, I don't see any other way it will ever work.

blizzard7  May. 25, 2011 at 11:45

I hope BT ditches 4G and just puts ethernet cables coming out of every pavement on every street and then when we want to use the internet, we just plug the cables into our phones which will obviously come with ethernet ports in the near future. That would be awesome.

JanSt / MOD  May. 25, 2011 at 11:55

I'd be happy enough with true 100% 3G coverage...
Whether 3g or 4g, when we really need it, we are always in the 1% zone without anything but 1 bar of gprs.

CTPAHHIK  May. 25, 2011 at 12:54

BT has pretty good coverage with their BT FON network. It would not hurt putting more WiFi antennas and removing 50KB/s speed cap.

Don't forget to install antennas where it matters most - airports. Not a single free WiFi option in any of UK airports. Freaking third world country. :(

bob3456  May. 25, 2011 at 13:19

Actually, Newquay airport offers free Wi-Fi.

janiscool  May. 25, 2011 at 21:14

why should it be free?

CTPAHHIK  May. 26, 2011 at 11:24

Because it a subscription service. I expect to have WiFi hotspots where they are supposed to be and where they are really needed. O2, BT and many others provide free WiFi, but I have not see it in airports.


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