As expected, Everything Everywhere's just announced that its 4G network, which like the company, is now just called EE. But it's not just 4G, it'll also be fibre broadband too. Unfortunately, it's not live for the customer today, but it will be "within the coming weeks", so we've got a bit of a wait till we can hop on the screaming, 4G network.

EE has switched on the 4G network, though, but just for testing. London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol are first, with 16 cities across the UK covered by Christmas this year. So, those living in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton should get their fix of 4G LTE very soon indeed. People living out in the sticks will have to wait a while, but by the end of 2014 EE will, apparently, have 98 per cent 4G coverage across the country. It'll supposedly be the fastest roll out in the history of Britain, so with a bit of luck you'll be covered soon.

Announcements on when you can actually lay down your hard earned cash, and grab your own personal slice of 4G, will come within the next few weeks, presumably when the network passes muster. Still a little while to wait folks, but it's so close I can almost taste it.

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