The UK moves one step closer to embracing LTE technology today, as O2 has announced its trial across London.
The trial is scheduled to run for the next nine months, during which O2 will equip hundreds of consumers and businesses with the technology allowing them first access to the new service. Over 25 sites will go live covering an area of 40 square kilometres between now and Summer 2012, and the locations have been carefully chosen to encompass key areas of the city.
The trial devices come in the form of LTE enabled mobile broadband dongles, sadly no phones, capable of upto 100Mbps speeds.
Ronan Dunne, Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica UK (O2), said: “Today’s launch of the UK’s first 4G London trial network demonstrates our commitment to delivering 4G to our customers at the earliest opportunity. The work we are doing now will lay the foundations for our commercial 4G network when it launches in the UK.”