iPhone 5 Not Compatible With Europe’s 4G Services
Though the launch of iPhone 5 is highly applauded in the United States, the fan base in the European market feels a let down. The latest device from Apple, Inc. will not work on 4G networks of Europe, which confuses the consumers who were expecting the device to perform excellently on super fast broadband mobile network of Europe.
The spectrum of airwaves carrying mobile signals is causing the problem. Most of the western European areas such as France, Italy and Spain that uses 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands for 4G network, is not compatible with iPhone 5. However, the device works on 1.8GHz band that most of the European operators use for voice calls.
However, Apple has declared that they will introduce models of iPhone 5 that will be compatible with two operators in Europe. Presently, Everything Everywhere in the United Kingdom and Deutsche Telekom in Germany will be able to provide super fast internet connectivity to iPhone 5 in the respective markets because they hold the adequate frequencies.
The major sufferers in the European market seem to be O2 and Vodafone in Germany and UK respectively. Both these European mobile giants will suffer because the latest iPhone will not run on their 4G networks. They feel let down as Apple has mainly considered US and Asian market as of now.
The 4G networks in Europe are not at par with that of US and Asia. However, the operators in Europe are planning to upgrade the infrastructure over the period of next three years within the budget of $15.25 billion approximately.