Everything Everywhere, the combined name for Orange and T-Mobile’s tag-team, now claims to have the largest 3G network in the country, and there’s more good news for its customers.
Olaf Sawantee, Everything Everywhere’s head honcho, reveals that the network hopes to start rolling out 4G by the end of the year, subject to Ofcom approval.
The news will undoubtedly be welcomed by customers of Orange and T-Mobile, who already benefit from combined network coverage – meaning Orange customers sometimes find themselves on T-Mobile and vice versa.
And it gets even better. While Orange and T-Mobile peeps await 4G, Everything Everywhere will roll out its 3.5G HSPA+ technology, offering 50% faster data speeds.
“Everything Everywhere’s vision is to launch 4G for Britain as soon as possible, and the roll out of 3.5G HSPA+ and our 4G trials across Britain are major steps towards delivering on that promise,” yelled Olaf Swantee, CEO at Everything Everywhere.
“The integration of the Orange and T-Mobile networks has already given our customers the widest 3G coverage in the UK – and I am pleased to say that with our advanced HSPA+ roll out they will also benefit from the fastest.
“I am also very proud to announce that, subject to regulatory approval by the spring, Everything Everywhere will be in a position to begin the roll out of 4G before the end of the year. There is a great opportunity for the UK to have the 21st Century network that it so deserves, putting the nation on a level playing field with other parts of Europe, the USA and Asia.”