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Ofcom proposes to allow 4G mobile services for the UK

Mainstream 4G mobile services could be available in the UK as early as this year, under proposals outlined by the UK communications regulator, Ofcom.

The UK mobile phone operator Everything Everywhere submitted an application to Ofcom to use its existing spectrum to deliver 4G services.  Allowing the operator to re-use its spectrum in this way is likely to bring material benefits to consumers, including faster mobile broadband speeds and potentially wider mobile broadband coverage in rural areas.  Ofcom is minded to allow this change of use and has asked interested parties to submit their views on the change within four weeks.