T-Mobile US has built out its LTE with lightning speed, and now the operator is planning to complement that effort by enabling lightning-fast mobile broadband speeds to its customers.
Sprint has a stable financial outlook, but its financial profile will remain weak through at least 2014 as industry trends and competitive pressure conspire to keep the company from fully exploiting its network investments and spectrum holdings, according to Fitch Ratings.
Qualcomm's recently announced push to see LTE services deployed on unlicensed spectrum raises lots of questions, chief of which is how this might impact the carrier Wi-Fi market.
Austria's operators are lining up to complain about the high price they are being forced to pay for new mobile spectrum after the country's recent auction raised around €2 billion (US$2.7 billion) from the three leading players.
With skyrocketing numbers of devices accessing radio spectrum for communications and other services, the issue of radio interference is getting renewed attention. Yet the issues are far from clear cut.
In some European markets, it seems that governments want to have their cake by lining their coffers with the proceeds from this natural resource, and then eat it, too, by castigating operators for slow rollouts and slow mobile broadband speeds. Mobile operators have their faults, for sure, but on the subject of spectrum costs they do seem to have a point.
UK mobile network operators Vodafone, Telefónica's O2, EE and Hutchison Whampoa's 3 UK face a possible fivefold hike in the fees they pay to use 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum for 2G, 3G and now LTE services, if proposals by regulator Ofcom are implemented next year.
NEW YORK--T-Mobile US may not be claiming to be the fastest wireless network in the U.S.--yet. But expect the company to make that announcement soon.
Europe's operators joined forces this week in a combined effort to lambast recent European Union proposals for a major reform of the sector, instead calling for greater freedom to consolidate and less oversight over issues such as pricing and network technology.
Intel is working with Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, on a joint project in the area of dynamic spectrum sharing. The university is inviting applications for PhD scholarships for the joint project.