UK risks trailing in high-speed mobile internet race, warns Ofcom
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 23/03/2011 16:09
The UK risks being a laggard in the race to build high-speed mobile internet unless operators drop legal threats over Britain's digital infrastructure, the communications regulator has warned.
Ed Richards, Ofcom's chief executive, on Tuesday outlined plans for its largest auction to date of mobile phone spectrum, with the aim of enabling high-speed wireless internet around the UK. The rights to "fourth generation" (4G) radio spectrum - which enables connections at speeds of up to 100Mbps, about 25 times faster than the average broadband connection now in use at home - will be auctioned in 2012.
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