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Operators urged to address UK mobile broadband notspots

UK mobile operators have been urged by MPs to fill in the rural ‘not spots’ …

Everything Everywhere cuts 550 jobs; could profit from 4G auction

UK operator Everything Everywhere has announced plans to cut 550 head office and support roles in Bristol, Darlington, Hatfield and Paddington, while MPs recommend it ring fences any profit from selling off spectrum

Belgium 4G spectrum sale plan confirmed

Belgium’s telecom regulator Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) has outlined its plans to …

Sprint appears to have delayed LTE announcement

Reports suggest that US operator Sprint Nextel has delayed a long-expected announcement that it will adopt LTE technology.

T-Mobile USA pushes new HSPA-based technology

T-Mobile USA and Nokia Siemens Networks are backing an HSPA-based technology that they claim could match the peak-rate data speeds promised by LTE Advanced. The companies want to see ‘Long Term HSPA Evolution,’ which they say could achieve peak-rate data speeds of 650Mb/s, adopted as a standard.

T-Mobile mocks Apple in new HSPA 4G campaign

US operator T-Mobile USA has taken a big swipe at Apple and AT&T with its latest advertising campaign for its nationwide HSPA+ network. Dubbing the campaign “America’s largest 4G network,” the advert mocks AT&T’s much-reported network coverage issues for the iPhone, and is based on Apple’s “I’m a Mac/iPhone” theme.

ITU paves way for true 4G technology

Industry alignment behind the definition of true ‘4G’ has moved closer following news that the ITU’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) has chosen LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced’ (sometimes known as WiMAX 802.16m) as its official technologies for the 4G standard IMT-Advanced.

4G technologies do not officially exist yet

But that hasn’t stopped the industry maxing up the hype…