What with that volcano and the upcoming election, the spectrum auctions in Germany and the Netherlands have gone largely unreported in the UK. In Germany, total bids for available spectrum (in 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands) already amount to more than €1.88 billion. Some observers estimate the final figure will be between €6 billion and &e... Read more
Tag: mobile broadband
There's one development that could turn the US mobile broadband market on its head this year. If you want to know what it is you can skip to the end of this piece. Or you can read the next couple of paragraphs and let the suspense build.
I've spent the last few weeks researching the market opportunity for embedded cellular connectivity in netbooks and not... Read more
Arriving back in the UK after some years abroad, I needed to decide the best way to get connected to the Internet and to a mobile phone network (and how to get the best coverage of my beloved football team, Spurs).
While trying to navigate through the Bermuda Triangle of price, quality and content, I realised how much the broadband market has changed in t... Read more
In the UK, the 3 network has always had a bit of a reputation.
I'm sure 3 would be the first to assert that it now provides a service comparable to those offered by its four larger rivals, if not better in many respects. But it would also have to admit that its image was tarnished early on by teething problems with 3G technology, clunky phones and its dec... Read more