The Orange and T-Mobile joint venture Everything Everywhere is likely to start the first ever live trial of proposed superfast 4G broadband services in the UK starting in September this year.
The trials will reportedly involve 100 fixed line and 100 mobile customers from the St Newlyn East, South Newquay region.The trials will be aimed at having an in-depth analysis of the ground level benefits of the 4G technology in the wake of their proposed installation throughout the country.
The new services will primarily benefit rural users who either can not get a fixed line broadband connection, or suffering from the miseries that slow and sloppy connections bring along.
"We strongly believe that by sharing our network and mobile services in this way, we can make a valuable contribution to the economics of rural broadband service," said Tom Alexander, the Chief Executive of Everything Everywhere, The Guardian reports.
The trials will also include tests on a range of frequencies provided by UK telecom regulator OfCom. These are the same frequencies, that will be auctioned off by OfCom in 2012 to facilitate the 4G/LTE services.
Expressing her point of view on the issue, Sally Davis, the Chief Executive of BT, Wholesale said, "We're targeting the 'notspots' and the 'not-a-lot-spots'.