Apple expanding LTE support to 36 new carriers next week

By , Jan 24, 2013

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During Apple’s quarterly earnings call yesterday, Tim Cook announced that Apple would be adding 36 additional carriers to the list of compatible LTE providers for its iPhones and iPads next week.

The good news is, Cook says these carriers will be in countries that are not currently supporting LTE. So for those of you who have a 4G iPhone or iPad and don’t currently get LTE, be on the lookout…

Here’s Cook’s full statement on next week’s LTE rollout (via MacRumors):

“Today we have 24 carriers on LTE around the world for iPhone 5. Those are in countries like the US, Korea, UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, Australia and a few others. Next week, we’re adding 36 more carriers for LTE support in countries we’re not currently supporting LTE. “

Apple has been slow to roll out LTE support to international carriers, which got it in hot water last year. It was forced to change the name of its cellular iPad model, due to limited availability of 4G.

Cook didn’t name the 36 carriers that would be getting LTE next week, but he did mention that they are located in regions like Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, and in several Middle Eastern countries.

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  • hasan51h

    I hope UAE is on the list .

    • http://twitter.com/FahadMaamari Fahad AlMaamari

      It will be one of them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603181306 Hazem Mounir Alindari

      Du and etisalat is in the list
      But to use lte you need to update to the new ios that will be aired next week

  • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

    I hope Croatia is on the list, I have 30 mb/s LTE at home and I can’t use it -.-

  • Zorvage

    Please let it be in The Netherlands!

  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    To make it clear, we have only one Provider in Germany who supports the 2100Mhz Band witch the iPhone is capable for. We have 800 and 900 MHz LTE as well but the iPhone doesn’t make use of it….

    Another thing is, only in big Citys like Berlin or Hamburg you have LTE 2100 MHz….
    And the prices are higher than HSDPA networks, nearly double the price!

  • Seb

    Ireland, of course, does not appear in the list.

    • http://twitter.com/martinbusek Martin Busek

      Where is the list?

  • Denmark

    Denmark ..

    • disqus_h92

      Fedt at se en fra Danmark på denne side :)

      • Edi B

        Der er da mange fra Danmark her inde :P

      • disqus_h92

        Der kan man bare se :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/linton.findlay Linton Findlay

    hoping for 3 mobile 4g, their unlimited data contracts are awesome

  • Huzaifa

    I hope H2O is on the list

  • http://twitter.com/helliwell86 llǝɥɾ

    Rumours are this is when 6.1 will be released.

  • disqus_h92

    Does this mean that iOS 6.1 will be out next week?

    That would mean jailbreak will also arrive :-)

    • Liam Mulcahy

      I hope so

  • http://twitter.com/Dynomite232 Nino 0raham

    Sweden in the list were can we find this damn list

  • adnanalaa

    i hope Jordan is one of the list

  • http://twitter.com/DF_360 DF_360

    2600mHz (Band 7)