O2 Trial 4G in London

The next generation of mobile internet technology is finally hitting UK shores on a large scale with O2 conducting a trial across London. Numerous masts have been placed across the capital and these will eventually form part of the O2 4G UK network.

4G can deliver speeds up to 10 times faster than the existing 3G network allowing users to finally experience a more broadband like speed on their mobile phone. The trial is currently being offered to selected small business and some O2 customers offering enough speed for video calls, HD TV streaming and live multi-player gaming.

The long-term evolution (LTE) or 4G network upgrade is set to commence in 2013 which will open up this super powerful mobile internet experience to users all over the UK. Other network operators are also conducting small scale trials in preparation for the upgrade and as of yet there have been no compatible handsets so we can also expect an influx of new powerful 4G phones to accomodate the new service.

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