UK joins world’s fastest mobile internet club with next generation 4G+ rollout

Posted on Wednesday 12th Nov 2014

EE begins next phase of 4G rollout with speeds up to 150Mbps and regular speeds five times faster than the average UK broadband. Photograph: Tom Oldham / Rex Features/Tom Oldham / Rex Features
More people in the UK are going to get mobile internet speeds comparable with South Korea and US with the launch of EE’s next generation 4G+ network.

The new technology, called carrier aggregation or LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) allows devices to connect to two different 4G mobile signals at the same time, doubling the capacity in the densest populated areas.

It will ensure th.. Read More

Google could bypass its 'Fiber' for ultra-fast wireless

Posted on Wednesday 12th Nov 2014

If there's a company whose best interest is to get as many people online as possible, it's Google. The web giant knows this more than anyone, and has already launched its well-received high-speed ISP service in select US-based locations where demand is high.

Google appears to be testing new technology which will bypass the physical fiber cables required for their high-end internet service in favour of an ultra-fast wireless version, according to telecommunication experts who have scrutinised the company's regulatory filings.

On Monday, Google filed an applica.. Read More

Vodafone confirms return to UK fixed broadband market

Posted on Monday 27th Oct 2014

Telco giant to roll out new residential offering in spring 2015. Vodafone on Tuesday confirmed it plans to return to the U.K.'s consumer fixed broadband market.

The telco giant said in its half-year results presentation that it will launch a residential service in spring 2015. The service will use the fixed infrastructure Vodafone gained via the £1.4 billion acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide in July 2012.

At launch, the service will cover approximately 60% of households, said Stephen Pusey, CTO of Vodafone, speaking at the operator's first-half .. Read More

EU takes Belgium, Luxembourg to court over telco regulation

Posted on Monday 27th Oct 2014

Luxembourg allegedly running late with its market analysis, while Belgium unable to guarantee regulator's independence.The European Commission (EC) has referred Belgium and Luxembourg to the European Court of Justice (EJC) over the alleged failings of their respective telecoms regulators.

In its complaint against Belgium, the Commission claims that Belgian law does not guarantee the independence of its regulator, the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT). Specifically, the law affords government ministers the option, in certain circumstances, to b.. Read More

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