Everything Everywhere Lauches UK’s First 4G Network

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The United Kingdom got a wireless speed boost on Tuesday when Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom's joint venture, Everything Everywhere, rolled out the country's first wireless 4G network. So far, 11 cities can take advantage of the fast data network, and the company expects to cover 98 percent of the country's population by 2014.

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iPhone 5 users can take advantage of EE's 4G speeds in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, and Southampton.

EE CEO Olaf Swantee said the company is investing £1.5 billion to build its 4G network.

The announcement is good news for iPhone 5 owners since the smartphone's 4G/LTE support has gone untapped in the U.K. ever since its launch earlier this fall. EE is offering data capped plans that start at £36 a month for 500MB and top out at £56 a month for 8GB.

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