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Which UK networks have 4G?

Which UK networks have 4G?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jan. 31, 2013 at 15:40

EE, that is all for now.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 31, 2013 at 15:40

EE, that is all for now.

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 31, 2013 at 19:15

Three has rolled 3G HSDPA+ which is 42Mpbs downlink. It's not any slower than 4G.
This is what US has been and still does advertise as 4G.

Pondlife  Jan. 31, 2013 at 22:12

And yet it isn't 4g and so no one in the uk(eu) is allowed to advertise it as such.

AhmadCentral  Jan. 31, 2013 at 22:16

Technically EE dont even have 4g then...

Pondlife  Jan. 31, 2013 at 22:19

Indeed, but they are allowed to advertise it as such as the meaning has been subverted enough to allow it.

CTPAHHIK  Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:52

US started to advertize LTE.
4G refers to fast 3G and LTE, well, to LTE as it's not technically 4G.

AhmadCentral  Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:19

It's all these guys fault-
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2374564,00.asp

I just find it weird how T-Mobile USA advertise HSPA+ as 4G yet no one here does even though they technically could now.

And also how technically EE don't have actual 4G.... but they do....

Pondlife  Feb. 1, 2013 at 13:11

I just find it weird how T-Mobile USA advertise HSPA+ as 4G yet no one here does even though they technically could now.

And also how technically EE don't have actual 4G.... but they do....


They can't technically call it that here as it isn't even vaguely 4G and ofcom and I think the eu have said they can't call it that, hence 3 making up their own term for it. Superspeed iirc.

Can't imagine any of the initial 4g networks being any better than EE.

AhmadCentral  Feb. 1, 2013 at 13:20

I just find it weird how T-Mobile USA advertise HSPA+ as 4G yet no one here does even though they technically could now.

And also how technically EE don't have actual 4G.... but they do....


They can't technically call it that here as it isn't even vaguely 4G and ofcom and I think the eu have said they can't call it that, hence 3 making up their own term for it. Superspeed iirc.

Can't imagine any of the initial 4g networks being any better than EE.


I;m just picking flaws in everything, ignore me :p

But the thing is that the ITU define 4G for worldwide so technically we all have 4G here already :p

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 1, 2013 at 13:20

I just find it weird how T-Mobile USA advertise HSPA+ as 4G yet no one here does even though they technically could now.

And also how technically EE don't have actual 4G.... but they do....


They can't technically call it that here as it isn't even vaguely 4G and ofcom and I think the eu have said they can't call it that, hence 3 making up their own term for it. Superspeed iirc.

Can't imagine any of the initial 4g networks being any better than EE.

A slightly irrelevant note, but I think non-4G HSDPA+ is more than enough for most people's needs, especially as it covers most of the country and costs a hell of a lot less.

Pondlife  Feb. 1, 2013 at 13:53

I;m just picking flaws in everything, ignore me :p

But the thing is that the ITU define 4G for worldwide so technically we all have 4G here already :p


Well no as they agree with what I've been saying.

http://www.rethink-wireless.com/2012/01/23/itu-confirms-official-true-4g-standards.htm


Mmmm IMT-Advanced please :)

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Still hoping that the others won't follow EEs lead on pricing Matt, fairly sure 3 won't.
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Oh and in the vein of picking flaws, I know people with 2g phones and most 3g phones can't go to 21 let alone 42mbps so we definitely don't all have 4g already ;)

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