Mobile network operator O2 has revealed that it’s 4G service will go live at the end of August.
The super fast mobile broadband service will initially be available in London, Leeds and Bradford, but will be extended to cover a further 10 UK cities by the end of 2013. O2 will be the first competitor against EE in the 4G game. EE have been offering 4G browsing since the end of 2012, with their service currently covering almost 100 towns and cities across the UK.
Not everyone can use the new 4G spectrum, the iPhone5 does not support the super fast mobile broadband connection; however Samsung’s rival S4 handset is compatible with the fourth generation network.
Vodaphone and Three, who also acquired frequencies in the 4G auction earlier this year will offer services on their networks later on in the year, although no official dates have been released by either companies.
The O2 4G network will go live on August 28th 2013.