Despite Ofcom announcing a new delay to the UK's 4G spectrum auction process, network Everything Everywhere has again claimed it'll be ready to sneak out some form of 4G to a few users by the end of 2012. If Ofcom allows it to.
Everything Everywhere, which is the combined power of the T-Mobile and Orange networks in the UK, said: "Everything Everywhere is committed to bringing 4G to the UK this year, and the next milestone will be the regulator’s response to our request to roll out 4G over our existing 1800MHz spectrum without further delay," a reference to the fact that EE is lobbying Ofcom to be allowed to launch 4G ahead of the other UK networks and before the 4G auction even takes place.
The rival mobile networks are furious that EE could be allowed to leapfrog the 4G auction process and launch a 4G network by freeing up some of its existing mobile spectrum, and have all come out to slag off EE's plans, and Ofcom's handling of the situation, in public. [T3]
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