In North America we’ve had 4G and LTE for a while now, but in other places they are still waiting. Unless you’re in the U.K. and are a EE subscriber, then 4G is live for you today.
EE has launched 4G in several cites today with more to come in the months ahead:
BBC News – UK’s first 4G mobile service launched in 11 cities by EE: “London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow and Southampton will have access to network EE’s 4G from Tuesday morning.
Other mobile networks will not be able to offer 4G until next year.”
From the looks of the EE 4G page there are three or four handsets they offer on their network with 4G. I couldn’t get a page of specific devices, but I saw iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3, a Windows Phone (maybe Windows Phone 8) and a couple other devices. Looks like the U.K. is finally getting the fast mobile speed that we’ve been getting in North America.