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Will the HTC Sensation in the UK be 4G?

Will the UK have 4G by the time the HTC Sensation comes out?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  May. 19, 2011 at 09:57

No.
Unlikely. In fact, many US techsites are jokingly referring to 4G because frequently it's hardly better than what we here have called 3G+ and other things. 4G technology was originally dreamed up by DARPA, and unless I'm mistaken, current implementations are more like trial applicants than the real thing.
From PCmag's Sasha Segan a practical look of the state of 4G-affairs: "There's actually no widely accepted definition of "4G." The ITU, a global standards body, recently formally defined 4G to exclude every existing technology that anyone is claiming to be 4G, so the official definition is now useless in practical terms. I'll give you my own definition." Full story -> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371304,00.asp
You can also read up on it on Wikipedia and the usual other sites.
But hyped or not hyped, and whatever the development: The UK won't get 4G anytime soon.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 19, 2011 at 09:57

No.
Unlikely. In fact, many US techsites are jokingly referring to 4G because frequently it's hardly better than what we here have called 3G+ and other things. 4G technology was originally dreamed up by DARPA, and unless I'm mistaken, current implementations are more like trial applicants than the real thing.
From PCmag's Sasha Segan a practical look of the state of 4G-affairs: "There's actually no widely accepted definition of "4G." The ITU, a global standards body, recently formally defined 4G to exclude every existing technology that anyone is claiming to be 4G, so the official definition is now useless in practical terms. I'll give you my own definition." Full story -> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371304,00.asp
You can also read up on it on Wikipedia and the usual other sites.
But hyped or not hyped, and whatever the development: The UK won't get 4G anytime soon.

CTPAHHIK  May. 19, 2011 at 10:06

It depends how do you define 4G.

CTPAHHIK  May. 19, 2011 at 10:25

Verizon 4G phone - http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_droid_charge-3733.php
700Mhz 4G LTE band, one of the first phones to support 4G.
T-Mobile claims to have 4G LTE network on 1700Mhz band in US, but I have not heard from any of T-Mobile users to notice any difference. Same speeds as UK has with 3G+ phones.

Jan is correct there won't be 4G European phone for a while. In US only Verizon stood up to a challenge of 4G. I don't think there are any providers in Europe that offer 4G. No network = no standard, if there is no standard how do you expect someone to manufacture a phone for you?

jug5nnf5n  May. 19, 2011 at 12:35

Thanks to both :)

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