Last year EE were given permission by regulator Ofcom to push ahead with its 4G network, making it the UK’s first and only provider. Needless to say this infuriated other telecoms companies such as Telefonica and Vodafone. What was argued as an unfair commercial advantage had naturally resulted in threats of legal action. Unfortunately all this excitement has delayed the furthed roll out of 4G and we are only just now seeing discussions taking place for the remaining spectrum left behind from the analogue to digital swith over.
We know at the minute Telefonica (O2), Vodafone, BT, EE and a number of foreign telecoms providers are bidding for the remaining spectrum.
Unfortunately with EE curently the only 4G network, the lack of competition means prices are really high! 4G LTE which stands for fourth generation long term evolution is finally here however and EE are pushing hard for maximum coverage. Lets just hope prices become a little more reasonable!