Orange has just announced in the past few minutes that they have updated their Mobile Network which is joint run with T-Mobile. They have announced that they have ‘turbocharged’ their 3G service, and it now runs at 50% faster, meaning mobile users in the UK will get that one step closer to 4G technology.
We all know that mobile internet in the US is a lot faster, but with the Olympics coming here, things have stepped up. First came the free WiFi on the London Underground, something we didn’t expect to see any time soon, and now the major networks that have come together to become Everything Everywhere have worked hard and invested in technology to make the mobile internet experience faster.
Orange made the announcement via their text messaging service and giving a link to their Orange website just minutes ago. This is a mobile site as it was intended to be viewed on the mobile’s directly, but we have the URL here:
This news comes just weeks before Everything Everywhere is due to start shipping out 4G to devices from September 11th this year in the UK. According to The Register, Everything Everywhere has exclusivity of this, for now. At least that’s good for me considering I am on Orange.
So until that comes out, what is the upgrade we have just got? Well, Orange had this to say:
*Average upload of a 1MB file has increased to 1184 kbps (April to June 2012) from 786 kbps (Jan to March 2012) – P3 Orange study.
Strangely in brackets it has April to June, yet we are in Late August about to enter September.
Ofcom have finally allowed 4G technology to go live this year, which will be great for mobile users all over the country to get more done via their mobile devices. It means we can post more articles on the go, too.