BT to partner with EE for 4G network

There was talk of a hook up with O2, but it now looks like BT's 4G network will be underpinned by EE.

EE and BT today has announced that a deal had been struck, pending final contract details, with the company to use its 4G nationwide service to run BT’s own mobile network, currently only offered to businesses and its own employees.

So where do you and I come in? Well, a BT spokeswoman told The Next Web that the company 'continues to evaluate its role in the consumer market', but that for now it was planning to build on its 'strong WiFi presence'.

However, in an earlier statement, BT chief executive Ian Livingston said it was 'highly possible' BT-branded SIM cards would be in smartphones in 2014, perhaps as part of a wider package of services, which could include communications as well as television.

Time will tell. But BT now has a foot in the market and judging by its aggressive approach to the TV sports market this year, there is every chance that the company could use 4G as a marketing tool too.

Source: The Next Web

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