Virgin Media is set to trial 4G telecommunication in many cities in the UK to check how effortlessly decent coverage can be achieved and established. As part of this trial plan the telecoms company has set fibre-connected LTE Small Cells in the urban areas of the country.
In the month of December, the company had a single-cell trial in Oxford Street. The latest trial will cover many more areas and many more cells.
The company has not made it clear yet whether they will be bidding for any 2.6 GHz band or not across which the company is operating the trials. The company clarified that it is a test of the technology and not of any consumer offering; nevertheless it is an inspiring move.
Virgin Media which already has Virgin Mobile, a consumer mobile offering, is planning to offer 4G network most probably by end of this year, reported The Register.
The base stations for the 4G network have been built by Airspan and has already been tested. Later this year the company can also buy spectrum for providing better services and reduce dependency on Everything Everywhere's network.
Hopefully, if things work out the way they have been planned, Virgin Media will be providing 4G services very soon.