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EE hints that it will offer the 4G Apple Ipad and Iphone 5

LTE speeds rolling out from today
Tue Sep 11 2012, 10:08
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NEWLY REBRANDED NETWORK EE has hinted that it will offer the new Apple Ipad on its 4G network.

At an event in London today at which The INQUIRER was in attendance, EE, formerly Everything Everywhere, announced that it will launch the UK's first 4G network from today. This network will offer the fastest internet speeds available in the UK, EE boasts, and will operate alongside Orange and T-Mobile.

While that's fairly interesting in itself, we noticed another exciting feature in the announcement. The network showed us a short film that boasted about how fast the 4G network will be, and we caught a glimpse of a customer using an Apple Ipad.

Although EE was unable to confirm it, this seems to suggests that the network will soon be offering the latest Apple Ipad complete with its high-speed 4G connectivity.

Following its launch Apple did bring the 4G + WiFi model in the UK, but found itself in trouble with the ASA given the UK's lack of LTE connectivity. However, given that the tablet is still on sale, it's likely that the tablet will be able to work with EE's LTE connection. 

The company also hinted that it will be offering the Iphone 5 on its 4G network following its launch in San Francisco tomorrow. The company said that it will be offering 4G devices from the likes of HTC, Huawei, Nokia and Samsung, adding suggestively that it will be announcing new products "very soon".

EE's 4G LTE network will start rolling out in four cities from today, with a further 12 cities set to be connected by Christmas. EE claims that it will have 70 percent of the UK connected by 2013 and 98 percent by 2014. µ



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