At last, after much delay (and a lot of arguing), 4G is coming to the UK on the 11th of September.
Many were expecting 4G to come next year or the year after, putting the UK well behind some other countries who have had 4G for a couple of years now.
For those who don't know, 4G is the next step up from a 3G connection on your mobile phones. It will enable us to have a lot faster download speeds on your mobile phones.
Everything Everywhere, which owns Orange and T-Mobile will be the ones who will be rolling out the 4G connections.
It has been approved by Ofcom, the regulators which is the regulator for the UK's communication services.
Consumers will soon be able to benefit from the much greater mobile speeds that 4G will deliver. 4G will drive investment, employment and innovation and we look forward to making it available later this year, delivering superfast mobile broadband to the UK.
Other networks such as O2, Three and Vodafone will be able to launch their own 4G services in the beginning of next year. When an auction will take place, enabling the operators to buy their own share of the 4G spectrum.
The most interesting thing about the launch date of 4G is that the iPhone 5 is expected to be announced the day after (12th of September). With the new iPad currently having 4G already, Apple will no doubt add 4G to their iPhone too. This will inevitably bolster the use of 4G services.
Also many Android manufacturers already have 4G compatible devices, they just have to start shipping them over.