Ofcom gives Everything Everywhere green light to launch UK 4G
For nine months the UK telecoms industry held its breath as it awaited Ofcom’s decision on whether to allow Everything Everywhere to launch 4G services using its existing holding of spectrum.
Then on August 21, 2012 Ofcom granted that liberalisation. The decision has been seen as firmly pro-consumer, but it has angered rival operators. While it is not a perfect outcome, it does mean that the UK moves a step closer to finally getting 4G, which could arrive as soon as September this year.