Virgin Media to Launch 4G?



With the UK 4G network finally heading our way it looks like another network is looking to roll out their 4G offering.


This time it would appear that Virgin Media is in talks with EE (Everything Everywhere – The combined network of T-Mobile and Orange).


This would make sense as Virgin Media use the networks infrastructure for their MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) services. Three has also confirmed that they will be offering 4G services through their access to the EE network too. Both Three and Virgin Media would likely launch their services in early 2013 after the EE network has rolled out.


So with the network EE and ultimately T-Mobile and Orange along with Three and now Virgin Media all preparing to launch their 4G services it looks like users will get plenty of choice. As all of these networks will be utilising the 1800 bandwidth they will be able to offer 4G phones like the Galaxy S3 LTE and the latest iPhone 5.


O2 and Vodafone are still lagging behind with both operators having to wait for Ofcom to auction off bandwidth for them to use for their own 4G packages.


A statement from Virgin Media said “4G will play an important part in meeting the growing demand for wireless capacity. Launching 4G services this year promises to bring significant benefits to UK consumers as people begin to make the most of forthcoming superfast mobile connections”.


So now you will have a few operators to choose from – do you have a favourite? Do you think any will stand out from the others?

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