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Mobile Broadband

Mobile Broadband: Mobile broadband is the marketing term for wireless Internet access through a portable modem, mobile phone (called "cell phones" in North America and South Africa) or other mobile device.  (Source: Wikipedia)

4G Auction Bidders Announced


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Ofcom has announced the companies who will be allowed to put in bids for 4G services in the upcoming 4G spectrum auction. The auction, which is the largest sale of mobile airwaves ever in the UK, will allow the following companies to bid for a part of the spectrum: EE (UK); HKT (UK) Limited; 3G; MLL Telecoms and Niche Spectrum Ventures (both subsidiaries of BT), Telefonica and Vodafone. The auction is due to take place next month and bidders will be "competing” to acqu ...   read more

4G Auction Plans Finalised by Ofcom


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Ofcom has published a final timetable for selling off the 4G mobile spectrum in an auction set to take place on the 11 December. The rules and regulations, which have been put in place ahead of the auction, set out in detail the application process (for network providers), through to bidding and the various licenses allocated to use the spectrum, which was previously used for terrestrial TV before the digital switchover. Reserve prices have also been set, totalling &poun ...   read more

4G Launch Disappointing in some Areas


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EE’s 4G launched today in ten cities across the UK and has received mixed reviews from those testing it, most due to reach, rather than speed, which appears to be as impressive in some parts as promised. However, a poll carried out by The Telegraph suggests that many people won’t bother switching until it becomes available from all ...   read more

4G Spectrum Auction Kicks Off


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The 4G spectrum auction has begun accepting bids from seven interested networks competing to acquire the new airwaves necessary to provide the new, superfast mobile broadband technology. Ofcom has announced that bidders include: EE Ltd, HKT (UK), 3G UK, MLL Telecom Ltd, Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (subsidiary of BT), Telefonica UK Ltd and Vodafon ...   read more

4G Won't Affect Short-Range Devices


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Concerns that the introduction of 4G will affect short-range devices, such as hearing aids and alarm clocks, have been allayed in a new study by Ofcom which found LTE handsets won’t be powerful enough to produce enough interference. The auction for the 4G spectrum is to begin later on this year, although it’s unlikely that we will see any 4G services until late next year. The concern over interference has come about due to one of the "uplink bands” being close to the spectrum ...   read more

5G and Translation Glasses for Tokyo 2020


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A 5G network which is 100 times faster than LTE and glasses that make instant translations were just two of the innovations unveiled at this week's CEATEC 2013 IT and electronics show in Tokyo, with the promise that both will be available for the 2020 Olympic games to be held in Tokyo. NTT Docomo will be launching both products and it's thought that the company is currently hoping ...   read more

5G Research Begins


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The 4G row has now been settled and last week we reported that we could see the new mobile broadband service rolling out to some cities at the end of this month, thanks to the existing spectrum owned by EE, who will begin offering the service before the Ofcom auction at the end of the year. Now, Surrey University has received a £35m investment from mobile operators, infrastructure providers and the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund to begin looking into 5G. Work to ...   read more

Android Responsible for Unresolved Mobile Video Issues?


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Whilst new research from Cisco indicates that video accounted for more than half of mobile traffic last year, according to a report from TechCrunch, people are still missing out on "tremendous opportunities to make money”. This is because, at the moment, "the mobile landscape is too fragmented and frustrating and this, the reports says, is mainly due to Android. However, the problem goes deeper than mobile operating systems, as many of the "power players” are refusing to work to ...   read more

Cloud and Mobility Top Game Changers in IT


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A recent survey from CommScope has found that the increase in the take up of mobile devices and cloud services are the top "game changers” in IT at the moment, with many IT managers struggling to keep pace with demand. According to the read more

EU Proposes Mobile Roaming Charges to be Scrapped


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Expensive roaming charges may soon be scrapped across Europe, if a proposal from the European Commission goes ahead, with charges for incoming calls the first to be being banned by as early as July next year. The proposal needs first to be approved by the 28 members of the EU and European lawmakers before any changes can take place. The move comes as telecom companies struggle with falling revenues and concerns grow over the development of Europe’s broadband infrastructure. ...   read more

Ex Nokia Staff Make Rival Smartphone


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A new smartphone and mobile operating system is due to be launched at the end of 2013, which has been developed by a team of former Nokia employees. The ‘Jolla’, will run a custom operating system known as Sailfish , which is a leftover of MeeGo, an abandoned project of Nokia’s which the company dropped in 2011 in favour of the Windows Phone OS.< ...   read more

Free Mobile Calling Service to Expand into UK


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US mobile network FreedomPop has signed a deal with Dutch telecoms carrier KPN to bring free calling and texting to Europe, launching initially in Belgium. If all goes well with the test case, it’s thought that the company will expand the service into the UK, Germany, France and Spain. The LA-based company currently offer a free plan to its US customers which allows them to make 200 minutes of voice calls, send 500 text messages and ...   read more

Galaxy S4 Launched in New York


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The Samsung Galaxy S4 launched in New York late last week to show off a host of new features such as eye tracking, but analysts say that the "marketing drive” is "more potent than the device itself,” Total Telecoms reports. The S4 has been hotly anticipated by the industry and consumers alike and has already been billed as the handset that could revolutionise the smartphone market. However, analysts believe that this will depend more on the ongoing marketing campaign than the ...   read more

Gartner: Collaboration Apps will be Available on Most Devices by 2016


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New predictions from researchers at Gartner have said that by 2016, the average personal cloud will "synchronise and orchestrate at least six different device types”. This means that whilst the current fragmentation of collaboration and productivity tools creates complexity, this is likely to have been overcome by 2016. By this time, most collaboration apps will be equally available across mobile, tablets, desktops and laptop browsers, enabling workers to effectively collaborate ...   read more

George Osborne outlines high-speed connectivity investment boost


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In his Autumn Statement, the chancellor George Osborne has outlined plans to invest £5 billion in national infrastructure projects - including a multi-city rollout of high-speed broadband connectivity solutions. Ten cities across the UK will benefit from the fibre optic  read more

Global IT Spending to Total $3.8 Trillion in 2013


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The latest projection for worldwide IT spending from research analysts at Gartner forecasts that 2013 will see a 4.1% increase on the previous year, topping around $3.8 trillion by the end of the year. It’s also thought that the effect of currency will be "less pronounced” this quarter, with the dollar seeing constant growth for an overall rise of 4% for 2013. The quarterly projections from Gartner are recognised as a "leading indicator” of techno ...   read more

Just 46% of Firms have Mobile Analytics Solution


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A new survey carried out by technology analysts at Forrester Research has found that only 46% of companies around the world have implemented a mobile analytics solution. This is due to many firms ignoring mobile as it only makes up around 5% of all sales. Add to this that only 2% of marketing and advertising budgets are allocated to mobile and it seems that mobile just isn’t coming up on the priority list, despite the huge growth in mobile sites and applications and the use of m ...   read more

Ofcom Approves Everything Everywhere for 4G


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Ofcom has approved mobile operator Everything Everywhere, owned by Orange and T-Mobile, to use the existing 1800MHz spectrum to allow them to offer 4G services. The telecoms regulator carried out a consultation to determine whether "varying EE’s 1800 MHz licences now will deliver significant benefits to consumers”. They believe that delaying the use of the spectrum will prove to be detrimental to consumers. An auction of the additional 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrums will ...   read more

Ofcom Confirm Early 4G Rollout


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Following yesterday’s meeting with network providers and Maria Miller, Ofcom has announced that the rollout of 4G will come to many UK cities five months earlier than expected. The auction to sell off the spectrum band previously used by terrestrial television will be brought forward to the end of this year "in a way that ensures a competitive market”. It’s expected that the bidding process will start at the beginning of next year. Last month, the telecoms regulator ga ...   read more

Ofcom in 4G Talks Today


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UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is to meet with mobile operators and Culture Secretary Maria Miller later today, to discuss bringing forward the rollout of 4G services, as well as the possibility of bringing the spectrum auction forward. It’s thought that discussions will include possible plans to have 4G services rolling out as early as May 2013, although this is likely to be through Everything Everywhere (EE), who have already been given permission to use a part of their existing ...   read more

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