Competitors to the UK mobile operator EE will be able to start rolling out 4G services by mid-year, with Ofcom to kick off the spectrum auction bidding process this week.
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Ofcom has launched a consultation on the use of white-space that could see the reuse of TV spectrum to provide connectivity for a range of uses and devices before the end of next year.
The UK operator has picked up two blocks of spectrum in the 1800MHz band from Everything Everywhere, which means it can start to prepare for the introduction of 4G services on its network.
Everything Everywhere, the mobile operator combining the UK T-Mobile and Orange networks, has appointed Morgan Stanley to oversee the sale of part of its 1800MHz spectrum.The sale, a regulatory condition set when the networks merged in 2010, will potentially give its competitors a chance to roll out 4G LTE wireless data in advance of Ofcom auctioning off new spectrum at 800 and 2600 MHz for these services.
The Ministry of Defence will donate radio spectrum for wireless use by London Olympics organisers and media during the 2012 Olympics.The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will 'lend' spectrum to Ofcom that was slated for public sale in November, a spokesman for the regulator told ZDNet UK on Monday.
The telecoms regulator has told ISPs they must be clearer with broadband customers about when they restrict traffic on their networks, otherwise it may use its powers to force them to be more transparent
Ofcom and others are promoting white-space radio as the next big thing in Wi-Fi. That's not just technically wrong, it also risks the future of the technology itself
The regulator has outlined plans to develop unused white-space spectrum for broadband and Wi-Fi, with the first commercial services coming online by 2013
Ofcom is planning a digital switch-off for FM radio and eyeing the frequencies for more broadband services. An exciting alternative is already available
The Net Neutrality whistles are blowing and flags are flying this morning over buzz that Verizon Wireless will be throttling data speeds for its heaviest data users. The change, effective immediately, is believed to be part of Verizon's efforts to ensure that its network is ready for the flood of iPhone users who will start powering up those devices next week.
Ofcom has launched a consultation to see how 'white space' technology might be rolled out in the UK.The technology uses the spaces in between TV channels for wireless communications — the spectrum involved is quite low-frequency, so it works over great distances.
The company will be offering the service as part of a bundle or as a stand-alone product to nearly 13 million homes by mid-2012, beginning in the south-east and Yorkshire
Frequencies for new wireless technologies will be auctioned at the end of 2011, while company spectrum ownership limits will be handled by Ofcom
I've been writing about the technology landscape for a long time and more so observing the wireless sector, in particular, as I used to work in that line more than 10 years ago.One of the most fascinating things about the wireless space is that it's constantly evolving.
The Kindle DX is too large to carry comfortably, and Amazon has made very little effort to customise it for the UK market. We like the ability to download content over the air, but otherwise prefer e-book readers that eschew the bells and whistles.
The regulators like the CRTC, Ofcom, FCC should be concerned with the opening up of wireless phone operating systems. It is a hacker's dream come true and will likely create vulnerabilities that are beyond the control of a telephone company's ability to secure, operate or manage if hacked.
The European Commission has given countries a two-year target to switch to digital TV and so free up analogue spectrum for wireless broadband
I have the Nokia N800 and N810 Internet Tablets and while they can be fun to use from time to time, but their performance and speed holds them back. Today Nokia announced the rumored N900 running Maemo 5 and with T-Mobile USA 3G support I am putting my Nokia N97 for sale. The N900 is the latest Linux-powered Internet Tablet with GSM/HSDPA and just about every other wireless technology you could want.
Telstra today announced it had upgraded the upload speed of portions of its Next G mobile network to atheoretical 5.8Mbps, with real-world speeds likely to sit between 300Kbps and 3Mbps.
This mobile broadband modem is easy to install and manage, and comes with some useful applications. It's an excellent choice for mobile professionals who don't want to be tied to a particular service provider.