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Everything Everywhere Rolling Out 4G in 2012?

Defying all the concerns about 4G network connections not being available in the UK's telecom sector by 2015, mobile operator Everything Everywhere is reportedly planning to roll out LTE connection in the country.

In order to accomplish its goal and emerge as the first telco to be launching 4G connections in the country, the operator must win the approval from Ofcom first. The company is fairly optimistic about getting a positive nod from the regulator by spring though.

When and if granted, the company will be carrying out an LTE trial in Bristol over the currently available 1800 MHz spectrum before finally making the network available for the public.

"Everything Everywhere's vision is to launch 4G for Britain as soon as possible, and the roll out of 3.5G HSPA+ and our 4G trials across Britain are major steps towards delivering on that promise," the company's chief executive Olaf Swantee stated, as reported by IT Pro.

Experts are of the opinion that even though a number of telcos in the country are keen on conducting trials over 4G connectivity, chances are slim that there will be an widespread 4G coverage across the UK anytime sooner than 2017.