In the wake of the iPhone's support for LTE, carriers are immediately coming out of the woodwork to announce that their networks will be able to take advantage of it. In the US, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint will all offer it; in Canada, Bell, Rogers, Telus, Fido, Virgin Mobile, and Koodo are on board. In Europe, the UK (on the just-announced EE network) and Germany will have it through T-Mobile. In Asia, Apple has announced Japan's SoftBank and KDDI, Korea's SKT and KT, Hong Kong's SmarTone, and Singapore's SingTel.
For American's Sprint was the wild card — its LTE deployment is the most unique, taking advantage of bands that neither Verizon nor AT&T use, so this move means that Apple needed to do some engineering and testing specifically for a single carrier whose subscribership is less than half of Verizon's.
Here's the full list of LTE carriers that the phone will be launching on:
- US: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
- Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Fido, Koodo
- Japan: KDDI, SoftBank
- Germany: T-Mobile
- UK: EE (T-Mobile / Orange)
- Australia: Optus, Telstra
- Korea: SKT, KT
- Hong Kong: SmarTone
- Singapore: M1, SingTel