Broadband arm of True Corporation aims to up speed by 30 percent to better compete following the country's 3G commercial wireless service rollout next month.
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The mobile broadband auction will not raise anything like the £22.5bn raised by selling off 3G spectrum, but it should ensure indoor and outdoor coverage for even far-flung rural parts of the UK
Indian mobile phone companies including Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and others looking to shift part of their data services to Wi-Fi hotspots, to free up scarce 2G and 3G spectrum for mobile telephony, report states.
Microsoft's Surface tablets will initially reject mobile broadband connectivity for a Wi-Fi-only approach, according to reports.Sources quoted by Bloomberg on Friday said the first models of Microsoft iPad rival would come without the option of 3G or '4G' LTE, both of which are options in Apple's tablet.
Lenovo has become a mobile broadband operator with the introduction of Mobile Access, a global cellular data service for 3G-enabled ThinkPads.Unveiled on Monday, Lenovo Mobile Access allows both pay-as-you-go and monthly usage, and is immediately available in the UK, eight other European countries and the US.
3G mobile broadband coverage will be available to as many people in 2017 as legacy 2G coverage is today, the network equipment firm Ericsson has predicted.In its second 'Traffic and Market Report' (PDF), published on Tuesday, Ericsson said 85 percent of the world's population will have access to 3G broadband coverage in five years' time, as opposed to the 50 percent that have coverage today.
Indian telco slashes 3G prices by 70 percent, becoming second company in a week to do so, in bid to attract new customers, especially youths, and drive usage.
Telco cuts 3G mobile broadband rates by more than 70 percent to attract new customers and kickstart local uptake of such services, report states.
Long-term evolution (LTE) may be the technology that brings faster mobile broadband speeds, but research shows that users are rejecting native 3G connectivity for Wi-Fi, and, if history repeats itself, the same could occur for native 4G support in tablets.
The operator Three has toned down a blogpost in which it had claimed it was going to roll out '4G' mobile broadband in the UK this year.The original post appeared on Wednesday, suggesting that Three would market a very fast version of 3G — namely 42Mbps HSPA+ technology — as being 4G.
Even though there are twice as many 3G connections as fixed-line broadband in the UK, the amount of data passed over mobile broadband is a very small percentage of the total for home usage, according to Ofcom
The operator is to provide a year's free 3G-based broadband for 11 villages, in a scheme conducted in consultation with the Countryside Alliance and the Race Online 2012 campaign
The regulator's report, which focused on dongle and datacard-based 3G and HSPA connectivity, also showed that seven percent of UK households now use mobile broadband as their only internet connection
Research by the telecoms regulator suggests 4G technologies such as LTE will be three times more spectrally efficient than the 3G mobile broadband technologies in use today
The two foundation manufacturers that search giant Google has signed up to sell hardware running its fledgling Chrome OS platform have pledged to bring the devices to Australia in the second half of this year. Although Australians have a while yet to wait for information on exact availability, linked 3G mobile broadband plans and pricing details.
Introduction of 3G mobile broadband and varied data subscription plans are reasons why SMBs in India will invest heavily on smartphones in 2011, new study reveals.
Industry bodies GSMA and Cellular Operators of India promise to back government's plan to boost mobile broadband in country.
Optus has launched a commercial pilot of femtocell technology designed to boost its 3G network with a customer's own fixed-line broadband service in the home.
The operator is promising better coverage in London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester thanks to its new-found ability to refarm 2G spectrum for 3G services
Mobile World Congress 2011 has finished up, but here's one of the overlooked announcements of the week. Netgear brought a whole new line-up of 3G/4G mobile broadband routers to display in Barcelona.
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