Tag Archives: spectrum

4G auction to start early 2013

Ofcom Logo Ofcom has made an official announcement as to when the auction of 4G spectrum will begin in the UK. The long delayed auction – which has been much griped about as.. more
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O2 and BT fire 4G salvo against Ofcom

O2 and BT aren’t happy with the way Ofcom has proposed the 4G spectrum is auctioned off in the UK. Ofcom’s huge spectrum sell-off is scheduled to happen next year, but.. more
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Ofcom raises spectre of 4G mobile signals interfering with Freeview

Ofcom has been bigging up the auction and re-use of the 800MHz spectrum for 4G as part of the not-spot UK’s way out of the broadband quagmire for a while now... more
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Ofcom: 4G will deliver triple capacity gains over 3G

Which is better… 3G or 4G? Not a difficult question to answer, of course, but how much “better” is the latter? Ofcom has just published a piece of research which claims that the next-gen mobile network will offer more than 200% of the capacity current.. more
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Ofcom announces 4G spectrum auction for 2012

Ofcom has just announced its plans for the largest ever single auction of additional mobile spectrum in the UK. The chunks being flogged off are equivalent to 75% of the mobile spectrum which is currently in use, and nearly twice as much as the big.. more
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O2 switches on 900MHz 3G network

O2 has switched on a new super-fast mobile broadband network in the UK which re-uses the company’s 900MHz spectrum that was previously only licensed for 2G. However, back in January, regulating body Ofcom granted permission for network operators to re-farm such territory – a controversial.. more
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Ofcom makes more frequencies available for 3G

Ofcom has announced that the airwaves used by network operators for 2G services (texts and calls) will be opened up to be potentially re-allocated to 3G services (mobile Internet). Previously, operators only had access to a limited amount of spectrum for 3G, the remainder being.. more
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Ofcom timetable sees LTE arriving by 2014

Ofcom has set out a timetable for the auction and provision of next-gen LTE wireless real estate in the UK. The process of auctioning and implementing the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum won’t come to anything like a swift conclusion, however. Ed Richards, CEO of Ofcom,.. more
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Everything Everywhere decides not to sue over spectrum auction

Everything Everywhere, the company which comprises of Orange and T-Mobile, has decided to drop its planned legal action against the government’s proposed auction of the next-gen wireless spectrum. Everything Everywhere raised objections due to the treatment of low frequency airwaves, and the fact that there.. more
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Spectrum sale bogged down by legal issues

The issue of radio frequencies is becoming a serious headache for the government and the regulator Ofcom in what would seem to be a straightforward plan to auction off the spare capacity in the spectrum, in order to provide better mobile broadband coverage. The problem.. more
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