Vodafone will be drawing from the low-band 850MHz spectrum holding that currents supports its 3G network to boost its 4G network coverage to aim at covering 95 percent of Australia's metropolitan population by the end of the year.
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France's Bouygues Telecom has been given the go-ahead to refarm 1800Mhz spectrum - the band used by the iPhone 5.
Singapore telco says it will be repurposing its 2G 1800MHz spectrum for 4G services and has chosen Nokia Siemens Network for the project.
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
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 wants to ensure there will be at least four major operators that can wholesale fast mobile broadband connectivity once the upcoming 4G spectrum auction has been completed
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
The reuse of 2G spectrum for 3G services, finally allowed by Ofcom as of Thursday, should mean better broadband availability in rural areas and inside buildings
Everything Everywhere, the company formed from the merged operations of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, has dropped a legal threat against the refarming of 2G spectrum for 3G services.The European Commission and Ofcom are keen to allow spectrum in the 900MHz band, currently used only for GSM voice and text services, to be refarmed for 3G data use.
O2 has been blocked from using its 2G spectrum to deliver 3G services, because certain EU regulations have not yet come into effect in the UK.Last week, the Competition Tribunal gave its verdict in O2's appeal case against Ofcom, which had turned down an application to let O2 use its GSM spectrum for mobile broadband.
Frequencies for new wireless technologies will be auctioned at the end of 2011, while company spectrum ownership limits will be handled by Ofcom
The government will make an announcement about the future of mobile broadband services in the UK by the end of July, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has said
Ferry operators will be able to provide voice and basic data services to passengers, after the EC approved a new EU-wide licence
The 2.6GHz spectrum auction, originally scheduled for 2007, is unlikely to happen until next year at the earliest, the independent spectrum broker has said
The European Commission has announced agreement over the issue of 'spectrum refarming', which could let operators run rural mobile broadband services more economically
Analysys Mason has called for 3G services to be allowed on 2G spectrum so as to give mobile broadband coverage to thinly populated areas
Oh to be a fly on the wall... Lord Carter, of Digital Britain fame, has summoned all the mobile operators to a series of meetings, to be chaired by Broadband Stakeholder Group chief Kip Meek.
Ofcom is pushing ahead with a new spectrum auction, despite legal opposition from established operators
The telecoms regulator wants to allow 2G spectrum to be used for 3G services, paving the way for wider high-speed coverage in rural areas and in buildings
European Commission grants mobile operators their wish by proposing the 'refarming' of the 2G spectrum for 3G services
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