Telecoms regulator Ofcom has given the go-ahead to Everything Everywhere – the owner of Orange and T-Mobile networks – to use its bandwidth in order to launch 4G mobile services.

This move will allow for much faster downloads and could be available in the UK earlier than had previously been planned.

Ofcom stated the move would deliver “significant benefits” to consumers, which far outweigh any concerns from competitors.

Everything Everywhere had been in competition with a number of other operators for the launch including O2 and Vodafone.

Indeed, a spokesperson fro O2 said it was “hugely disappointed” with the announcement as it claims many people will be excluded from the first wave of services.

Everything Everywhere responded to the decision in a statement that read: “4G will drive investment, employment and innovation and we look forward to making it available later this year, delivering superfast mobile broadband to the UK.”

Posted by Claire Marshall

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