Isle of Man considers 4G network

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A public consultation has been launched in the Isle of Man over plans to issue licences for a 4G network.

The island's government said if it went ahead telecoms companies would require licences costing about £150,000 each.

Currently two companies, Manx Telecom and Sure, hold licences to provide 2G and 3G services to the island.

The 4G service, which was launched in 11 UK cities last year, means you can surf the web up to five times faster than 3G - if you have a 4G phone.

The public consultation, which proposes that the island's communications commission issues up to three 4G licences, will run until the end of August.

The commission is a statutory board regulating the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors on the island.

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