Carter to crack operators' heads together‾

UK mobile phone operators have been summoned to a meeting tomorrow with Lord Carter, the communications minister, report the Financial Times.
 
He is concerned that the row over spectrum is threatening to derail plans for all homes to have at least 2Mbps broadband by 2012, outlined in last month's Digital Britain
report.

Mind you, some argue it needs derailing, for a whole raft of reasons, including the proposed end of network neutrality and pandering to vested interests - see  The Guardian for a no-holes-barred deconstruction of the plan.

The heads of three of the UK's five network operators are due to attend tomorrow's meeting. They are Guy Laurence of Vodafone, Jim Hyde of T-Mobile, and Kevin Russell of 3. O2 and Orange are also sending representatives, and Ed Richards, Ofcom's chief executive, will attend.

For details of this long running dispute, see here.

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