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Informa’s Thomas Wehmeier weighs in on Everything Everywhere 4G: “A Major milestone for UK mobile market”

Informa Telecoms & Media’s Principal Analyst, Thomas Wehmeier, reckons the news today from Ofcom is rather positive: Ofcom’s decision to allow Everything Everywhere to use 4G LTE in its 1800MHz spectrum is a major milestone for the UK mobile market. The timing of today’s ruling now opens the door to the arrival of 4G in […]

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Morgan Mullooly of Analysys Mason gives us a viewpoint on the EE/Ofcom/Vodafone spectrum debacle

Further to my earlier post, here’s some rather useful perspective from Analysys Mason’s spectrum specialist Morgan Mullooly. Ofcom’s decision is really rather startling – if not completely unexpected. Although Ofcom gave an initial informal knee- jerk head-nod to the proposal [to permit EE to use its 1800MHz spectrum for LTE] when it was first raised, […]

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Vodafone UK is “shocked” at the “careless disregard” of Ofcom on 4G spectrum

The team at Vodafone UK are seriously annoyed. Enough to use some rather emotive language when describing the behaviour of the industry’s regulator, Ofcom. What’s Ofcom done wrong this time? They’ve allowed Everything Everywhere (i.e. T-Mobile and Orange) to use their existing 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G services. The short story being that, theoretically, Everything […]

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The conundrum with giving money to Spectrum Interactive

I’m in Manchester at the moment doing some filming at Old Trafford, the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ for Manchester United. I came up from London last night and stayed overnight in the Premier Inn next to the stadium. I then had to make what I’m sure is a very familiar decision to most readers — WiFi […]

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Intel’s WiMax invades Sweden

After Intel and Google’s WiMax antics earlier this week it looks like Sweden is next in the chipamker’s sights. The Scandinavian country awarded four “mobile broadband licences” this week – and Intel is confirmed as one of the lucky winners. According to AP, it paid around $26 million for its WiMax licence which will go […]

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Verizon Wireless, AT&T get going on LTE

More news off the back of the 700 MHz spectrum auction – licence buyers were forbidden from talking about their plans for their purchases until last week – with Verizon and AT&T have announced they’re going to use spectrum to launch LTE (long term evolution networks). “In the future, AT&T’s 700 MHz spectrum holdings will […]

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Qualcomm gives MediaFLO a $558m boost

Remember all the discussion over what the recent 700 MHz spectrum auction would yield for the mobile industry? Well, at least part of that question has been answered: Qualcomm is using its newly won spectrum to broaden the capacity of its MediaFLO TV service, after spending $558.1 million in the auction. The company said Qualcomm […]

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Verizon Wireless starts paying out for Vodafone

After the sale rumours that followed Vodafone last year over its stake in Verizon Wireless, it looks like the decision to hold onto 45 percent of the US operator has paid off. According to the Financial Times, Vodafone has revealed it expects to start receiving dividends from its share in Verizon Wireless again from next […]

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US to Dish up next mobile TV offering?

The US could be getting another mobile TV service, according to The Financial Times. The paper quotes analysts as saying broadcaster Dish Networks “could be considering launching a mobile TV service to compete with the leading US mobile phone companies” after bidding at the US 700 Mhz spectrum auction and winning enough licences to “create […]

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Google wants to reuse TV spectrum for fast mobiles

Following the release of Android, it looks like Google has no intention of leaving the mobile world alone. According to Bloomberg, the internet search giant submitted a plan to Federal Communications Commission asking it to open up unused TV airwaves for mobile use. Bloomberg reports that Google’s plan says that the vacant spectrum or “white […]

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Ofcom ready to start bidding for mobile TV spectrum

Mobile TV could soon be coming to the UK, with the news that Ofcom is planning to release spectrum which it says is appropriate for mobile telly. It plans to sell off the spectrum by auction, scheduled for the end of this April, while operators will need to get their applications in by 10 April. […]

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