Ofcom has announced plans to allocate spectrum in the 700MHz frequency band in-use by Freeview television services for the ongoing expansion of 4G.
In no doubt an attempt to reduce or eliminate the criticism Ofcom faced with their 2013 auction, the regulator claims their upcoming auction will be "designed to be fair"
O2's Commercial Director spoke to TelecomsTech about how he helped to plug a hole which is estimated to cost the industry around $8 billion per year.
In April this year a report in an industry publication suggested Ofcom was planning to purchase ‘over-the-counter’ handsets and use them to execute its own UK-wide walk and drive mobile data testing programme. According to the correspondent contacted by Ofcom, the planned testing would look at “whether UK networks have achieved consistency” - but not go so far as to test for “quality of service”.
Sajid Javid, the Culture Secretary, is considering new legislation which would require providers to introduce network “roaming” across Britain.
The data that is created by the six billion mobile phones in-use can be utilised to gain greater insight into customer behaviour and ensure that services are consistently of high quality and free from disruption.
The UK's biggest mobile operator, EE, has announced that it has switched-on its LTE-Advanced network which will offer download speeds of up to 150Mbps.
Digital security and privacy firm, Golden Frog, found they were unable to send encrypted messages for a period of time over Cricket's network and said that it damages the idea of net neutrality.
Apple's new SIM allows users to switch their carrier at the press of a button, but the operators aren't as as supportive as Cupertino would make out...
The industry assumption that copper is dead is changing as impressive new technologies take copper off life support and brings it back harder, faster, stronger.
The Hungarian government is set to introduce a new tax on internet service providers which could send customers' bills through the roof and have a significant impact on the economy.