Mobile operators will be able to roll-out 4G services to the vast majority of the UK in the first half of next year, six months earlier than previously estimated.
ITV News' Consumer Editor Chris Choi reports:
While all the hype of the 4G launch happens in London, I'm at the real frontline of UK digital technology: Thelkeld in Cumbria.
As new generation mobile Internet is announced in Britain - there are questions about competition, costs and the consumer.
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