First 4G mobile service launched in 11 UK cities

  • The UK's first major 4G mobile service has gone live in 11 cities.

    From Tuesday morning, London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow and Southampton had access to network EE's 4G.

    Other mobile networks will only be able to offer 4G until next year.

    Belfast, Derby, Hull, Newcastle and Nottingham are set to be active by Christmas.

    Network EE, formerly known as Everything, Everywhere and which owns Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, has promised speeds of between 8 to 12Mbps.

    The faster speed and capacity will enable customers to stream high-quality audio, video and other content while on the move, the company said.