UK 4G LTE, British Next Generation Networks, Truphone Mobile Broadband

Tru SIM and Tru App have a natural evolution path to 4G LTE. In fact, the new BlackBerry 10 version of the Tru App has already been confirmed to work on both 3G and 4G networks, as well as Wi-Fi. All that remains is to see if those newly-announced blue Tru SIM cards include a little 4G LTE love.

In the meantime, not all is bright and beautiful in the world of the next-generation mobile networks, particularly in the United Kingdom.

UK Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey has alleged that the legal threats from the mobile service providers as the main reason so far for Ofcom’s hold up in the licensing process for the next-generation infrastructure:

“Just about every mobile service provider has threatened to sue Ofcom if they get it wrong. If you want to look at the delay, don’t look at Ofcom, don’t look at the government, ask your mobile service provider.”

Needless to say, that remark has ruffled a few feathers among the carriers. Everything Everywhere denies the allegations and says they have no desire to take Ofcom to court and risk “delaying the spectrum auction.”

Let’s hope not. Any one of these newly-spawning next-gen networks could be the network that Tru users may be utilizing in the future. The sooner, the better.


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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at