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August 22, 2012 by

Three cleared to prepare for 4G takeoff

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.

April 10, 2012 by

Everything Everywhere LTE spectrum sale nears

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.

January 23, 2012 by

MoD to donate radio spectrum for Olympics

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.

February 3, 2011 by

Net Neutrality alert: Verizon to throttle data speeds for heaviest users

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.

November 9, 2010 by

Ofcom moots white space tech for broadband, smart grid

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.

June 19, 2010 by

How tech should break into our lives

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.

March 4, 2010 by

Amazon Kindle DX Global Wireless Edition

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.

December 15, 2009 by

Regulators should put wireless operating systems on probation

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.

August 26, 2009 by

Hallelujah! Nokia N900 Maemo 5 device supports T-Mobile USA 3G

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.

June 23, 2009 by

Telstra upgrades Next G uplink speed

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.

October 14, 2008 by

Sierra Compass 885 USB Modem

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.


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