Category Archives: Mobile

Norwegian would

Scandinavian countries have a habit of investing early and leap-frogging the more cautious.  As with Mobile and then Full Fibre, so it will be with all manner of networked things. Across three cities and  available free of charge to Norwegian entrepreneurs and students, Telenor’s ‘Start IoT’ hopes to support entrepreneurship, boost innovation and help with building… Read More »

Radio Spectrum & Financial Measurement

As the mobile industry advances towards 5G the landscape for spectrum licensing is becoming ever more complex. Service Providers will be dealing with a multitude of devices operating at different frequencies and with markedly different coverage areas.  In a guest presentation for TechUK’s Spectrum Policy Forum, Anna Coast of FISP and her colleague Bob Franklin mapped… Read More »

Fighting for a Gigabit Society

The prospects and implications of Gigabit connectivity are demanding serious attention. In the European Parliament and here in the UK the gloves are off. Combatants are climbing into the ring. Referees are calling for a fair fight. The danger is that silo thinking, with far too much concentration on the health of the telecom industry… Read More »

Local Government Association – 5G everywhere, please

Responding to the £16 million to trial new 5G technology and £200 million for local broadband projects announced in today’s Spring Budget, Chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, said: “The Government says 5G technology has the potential to make Britain a global leader in mobile digital connectivity. As such, we… Read More »

Will Connected Cars Stall in the UK?

There can be no doubt that car connectivity is exercising engineering and business brains – and not just in the automotive sectors. It is difficult to reckon but the public and private investments of major players are indicative of very large and serious strategic choices.  Yesterday’s announcement of collaboration between 5GAA and EATA not only… Read More »

Shows some small improvements but could do far better

In the annual Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) the ranking of the UK has now slipped to 7th place.   In these Digital Transformation stakes the metrics show improvement in all areas – but still the UK is overtaken by faster improving EU States. As with so many of these multi-factor indices it is not the… Read More »

Answering the ‘Wake Up’ calls

Yesterday’s report from Marseille welcomed Ofcom’s appearance on stage at the FTTH Council Europe’s annual conference.   But it was not the only contribution that would have surprised many delegates. Very few of our continental friends would have already clocked the seismic shifts in UK broadband policy. Even fewer would have expected that the UK government… Read More »

5G means 5G

5G is an evolution – not a revolution – leastways according to 3GPP, the cellular standards group.  This is the interpretation of 3GPP’s newly specified logo.  That assertion is already being tested.  The new logo was announced on the same day as we gained insight into an advanced high speed 5G trial in Korea. Most mobile users… Read More »