Tuesday, October 23, 2012

EE's LTE Service in UK to Offer Film Service Too

EE (everything Everywhere), which is the company that runs the Orange and T-Mobile networks in the UK, confirmed plans to launch its 4G service, along with its new fixed-line fibre broadband service.

The mobile service will be called 4GEE and will offer speeds five times faster than 3G, and speeds typically ten times faster than currently available in homes and offices.  The launch is going live on October 30, initially across ten cities .  A further six cities are expected to be online in the run up to Christmas, with further cities and rural locations planned for 2013, and 98% of the population due to be covered by the end of 2014.

The company will also be launching "EE Film", a service that combines 2 for 1 cinema ticketing, listings, trailers and film downloads or streaming.  EE customers will be able to watch a film of their choice on their mobile, on their PC or even on their TV (via their laptop). 4GEE customers will able to download or stream a film, each week, on EE, without impacting their data allowance. Further films can be downloaded or streamed with prices starting at 79p, and the cost can be charged to customers’ mobile bill, or credit and debit cards.