BT and Everything Everywhere trial 800MHz 4G LTE broadband in Newquay

BT and mobile operator Everything Everywhere are seeking 200 volunteers in South Newquay, Cornwall to trial a joint high-speed 4G broadband initiative.

BT and mobile operator Everything Everywhere are seeking 200 volunteers in South Newquay, Cornwall to trial a joint high-speed 4G broadband initiative.

The trial will focus on offering broadband in rural areas that are expensive to reach. BT and Everything Everywhere's 4G technology trials will run from September to December, according to the BBC.

People in the St Newlyn East area of South Newquay have been invited to register their interest in the trial via a website.

The trial will be the first customer experience of technology using 4G spectrum. UK networks will bid for 4G spectrum early in 2012 to use the frequency in a national rollout to be completed by 2014.

The trial will use part of the 800MHz spectrum that has been used for analogue television. Analogue television is being switched off 800MHz for the purpose of making the frequency available for 4G technologies.

The 800MHz spectrum auction will follow a consultation period that has already begun, into how the 4G spectrum will be distributed among networks in the UK.

The trial will test the theory that 4G LTE (long term evolution) could provide a cost-effective way of getting high-speed internet to rural areas.

LTE is a type of 4G mobile network that allows data download speeds of 100 megabits per second for mobile connections and faster speeds for stationary connections.

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