EE to launch 4G to coincide with new iPhone release


Sources say operator will launch its LTE network in the same week that the iPhone 5 is released in the UK 

Everything Everywhere (EE) is expected to launch its 4G network to coincide with the release of the iPhone 5 on September 21.

The operator is hosting an event on Tuesday (September 11) at the Science Museum in London where it will provide details of its launch of 4G, as well as its new brand.

On August 21, Ofcom granted EE the go-ahead to launch LTE on its existing 1800MHz spectrum, adding that issuing the licences from September 11 would not pose a threat to competition.

On the same day, EE confirmed plans to launch a new brand, while retaining the Orange and T-Mobile plans. It supports speculation earlier this year that EE was planning to launch an Everything Everywhere 4G brand.