UMTS in EuropeIn the United Kingdom, 2003, the first UMTS network was enabled, with the title ď3Ē. Mainly owned by Hutchison Whamopa and various partnerís, whom change from country to country.
These countries include, Sweden, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Australia, Austria, Hong Kong and Denmark. Most countries whose network operators are still using 2G, plan to upgrade to 3G as itís an easy evolution between GSM and UMTS networks.
There have been various launches in various countries, December 2003, the service provider T-Mobile launches a UMTS network in Austria, and trials in the Germany and the UK. Shortly after this, in February 04, Vodafone launched a huge UMTS upgrade on its European networks, such as Sweden, Germany, Netherlands and the UK.