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Submission + - Everything Everywhere begin campaign to speed up the UK 4G roll-out (bbc.co.uk)

FBeans writes: "The firm is urging business leaders and consumer champions to join 4GBritain — a campaign calling on the government "to do whatever is necessary to move forward" with the roll-out."

Olaf Swantee, chief executive of EE since September, told the BBC that he was surprised how far behind the UK was.

"The UK had struck me as a place where mobile technology is deployed first and yet the infrastructure is behind Germany, Scandinavia and the US. I want to do something about this issue," he told the BBC.

Should the UK be keeping up with other countries around the world — probably. Unfortunately, with so many companies wanting to get in on the new tech first, and many lawyers being called into action for various reasons, it seems this campaign won't speed thing up too much...

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Everything Everywhere begin campaign to speed up the UK 4G roll-out

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