Ofcom in UK announces 4G consultation

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The next generation of mobile communications as in 4G will be up for sale to providers like O2, T-Mobile, Vodaphone, The 3 Network, in early 2012. This will open the UK up to much quicker mobile communications than the current 3G, we do still lag some other countries in adopting 4G.

“The telecoms regulator has launched a consultation on how best to sell off the rights to the next generation of mobile wireless networks.

The auction of the fourth generation, or 4G, spectrum will be the largest ever, equivalent to three quarters of the mobile spectrum in use today.

The last time an auction was held, for 3G in 2000, it raised a record £22.5bn for the Treasury.

The auction itself is expected to start in the first quarter of 2012.

The additional spectrum to be sold off should mean faster speeds for downloading data – such as music and movies – to phones as more capacity is made spare for all the networks.”

4G will help the vast numbers of users now using smartphones like the iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile 7 series phones in connecting and sending data much quicker, especially in streaming.

Read full article at BBC Technology News HERE

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