EE has announce that it will start to roll out it’s 4G mobile network at the end of this month.It had planned to start the network several weeks ago but had held off announcing a date while peace talks between rival operators were brokered.
Rivals were annoyed that the company would gain an unfair advantage by launching ahead of them.
O2 and Vodafone have now agreed that they would not pursue legal action to block EE’s roll-out.
In return they have been promised that officials will accelerate the auction of the spectrum so they can offer their own high speed data services.
Their 4G networks are due to launch in the spring of next year.
EE’s network will cover initially 16 cities this year.
The firm’s target is be able to offer the facility to 98% of the UK’s population by 2014.