A new report on data pricing across the European Union highlights the continuing huge discrepancies between data charges per gigabyte in the 27 member states, and said German data charges are among the most expensive in the EU.
The UK's National Audit Office will investigate the recent LTE spectrum auction, which was completed in February after much delay and raised just £2.34 billion, £1.16 billion short of government forecasts.
EE intends to sign up more than 1 million subscribers to its LTE network by the end of this year, as the UK mobile operator makes the most of its diminishing lead on rival operators by also promising to double average LTE speeds to 20 Mbps.
EE is bringing LTE to service to one of the most remote areas of the UK, which has so far not had the benefits of next-generation fixed and mobile broadband services. The operator continues to build its lead over its rivals in LTE coverage and is demonstrating that it bring the high-speed service to rural as well as urban areas.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he's very encouraged by the traction the company's new BlackBerry 10 Z10 smartphone is gaining in Europe and elsewhere.However, there are signs that sales of the Z10 in the UK might have nosedived after a strong start.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said he remains disappointed that the company's new BlackBerry 10 phones won't hit U.S. shores until mid-March, but he said early sales of the company's Z10 smartphone in the United Kingdom are blowing past what the firm had expected. The comments fit with early reports of the strong demand for the touchscreen Z10 in the United Kingdom, one of BlackBerry's largest markets.
Fully 90 per cent of UK subscribers would not change from their current (non-LTE) service provider just for the promised benefits of higher downlink speeds from LTE, according to new research commissioned by Virgin Media Business .
The upcoming UK LTE spectrum auction will be the largest-ever of mobile frequencies in the country, according to a new study from CCS Insight.
Telecommunications regulator Ofcom announced a framework that could enable the use of TV white space devices in the United Kingdom starting next year.
The United Kingdom will hop onto the 700 MHz mobile broadband bandwagon around 2018, when telecom regulator Ofcom intends to open the band--currently used for UK digital terrestrial television--to mobile use.