Ofcom has finalised the rules of the upcoming spectrum auction process that will allow O2, Vodafone, Three and other operators to introduce their own mobile 4G services.
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Orange and T-Mobile parent EE, Three, Vodafone and O2 parent Telefonica are pooling forces to make sure digital TV services are cleared in the 800MHz band so that 4G LTE in the spectrum can go ahead as planned.
EE's rivals will be able to launch their own LTE services in much of the UK during the first half of next year, rather than later. Making this possible was far more complex than simply bashing heads together.
4G mobile will offer super-fast download speeds when it arrives in the UK. Find out what 4G technologies are being deployed in the UK, by who and when, and why the UK has lagged behind the rest of the world on 4G adoption
The parent company of UK mobile operator Three, Hutchison Whampoa, has denied claims that the business will pull out of the UK market if it is not allocated 4G spectrum in the upcoming auction when it takes place later in 2012.Ofcom has presented new proposals that could clear the way for the UK's much-delayed 4G spectrum auction.
The operator has called Ofcom's change of heart on sub-1GHz spectrum 'irrational', arguing its rivals with a slice of that spectrum will have a 'natural competitive' advantage in 4G services
The network-sharing venture between T-Mobile and Orange has stressed it is ready to sell 4G services in the UK this year, if Ofcom gives it the go-ahead to refarm 2G spectrum this spring
The UK's Competition Commission has backed Ofcom's plans for cutting mobile termination charges, and has agreed with BT that the cuts should go even deeper and arrive sooner
Ofcom has revised earlier proposals for the upcoming 4G auction in ways that could end the repeated delays in bringing fast mobile broadband to the UK
Without the deployment of IPv6, there will be no addresses to assign to the new 4G-enabled devices, says Axel Pawlik
Responding to a call from MPs, the operator has said it will make sure its customers benefit from the money it will get from selling off a chunk of 2G spectrum that was once a public asset
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
Ofcom has published its first UK telecoms infrastructure report, which shows that large areas of the country have little or no 3G coverage at all
Operators should set differences aside and work together to get 4G started, or risk the UK being left even further behind in super-fast mobile broadband, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned
The regulator said the heavy fine, which follows the telco's persistent billing for services it did not actually provide, shouldact as a 'deterrent'
More than a third of UK smartphone owners say they are 'addicted' to their handsets, using them for Facebook at work and checking emails outside office hours, according to a new report from Ofcom
Ofcom has published an interactive map demonstrating the speed and quality of fixed broadband connectivity, as well as broadband take-up, around the UK
Orange and Vodafone are raising their pay-as-you-go voice and text prices, claiming they have been forced to do so by new Ofcom rules designed to make it cheaper to call mobile phones
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has given permission for UK mobile operators to buy and sell 2G and 3G spectrum between themselves
Everything Everywhere, Telefonica UK and Vodafone UK have teamed up on a new joint venture to make it simpler for people to pay for goods and services using their phones, but Three is out in the cold for now
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