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2014-07-28 04:22:27

- with Qualified White Space Database under UK Ofcom Pilot - TOKYO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Successfully deployed a 3.7 km link between two locations, and a broadband wireless communications link at more than 40 Mbps throughput, both in central London - a large city which has many TV broadcasters and many active wireless microphone users. -- Information about available channels and maximum transmission power in each channel is provided by a database...

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2012-08-21 17:13:39

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ofcom, the United Kingdom's communications regulator, is set to hold spectrum auctions for next-generation 4G networks later this year. The authority approved an application by mobile phone operator Everything Everywhere, which plans to use existing 1800 MHz spectrum - space used for legacy 2G technologies - to deliver 4G services. In recent discussions about the upcoming 4G spectrum auction, Ofcom said it expected the UK's three...

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2012-07-24 23:06:11

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority of the UK communications industries, has stated that it will hold an auction for next-generation 4G networks to its UK operators. More details will become available toward the end of this year, with a planned auction held in early 2013. The 4G network, which provides mobile broadband services delivered using next generation mobile broadband technologies such as Long Term...

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2012-07-18 18:47:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study, the average Brit now sends as many as 50 texts each week, more than double what they sent 4 years ago. All told, they sent more than 150 billion text messages in 2011. This study, courtesy of Ofcom, even suggests Brits prefer to talk to one another with their thumbs rather than their mouths. While 58% of the UK population communicated with one another daily via text, only 47% opted to do so with the...

20,000 Wireless Frequencies Will Set Olympic Record In London This Summer
2012-01-24 09:59:43

The upcoming 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to require up to 20,000 separate wireless frequency assignments, nearly doubling the number assigned the previous year, according to various media reports. Ofcom, an independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industry says that the unprecedented demand (http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2012/01/23/ofcom-prepares-for-record-spectrum-demand-at-london-2012-games/) is being driven by the numbers of...

Teens Would Give Up TV Over Their Mobile Devices
2011-10-27 05:13:27

Despite watching more TV than ever before, young teenagers between the ages of 12 and 15 say for the first time they would miss their mobile and Internet gadgets more than TV, according to new research by communications regulator Ofcom. Nearly 28 percent of young teens said they would miss their mobile phones most, 25 percent said they would miss the Internet the most, and only 18 percent said they would miss TV the most. The research findings are intriguing since the same age group of...

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2011-08-04 12:25:00

Ofcom, a UK government telecoms watchdog, reports that one in three adults in the U.K. now use smartphones. According to the new research, 60 percent of teenagers in Britain described themselves as "highly addicted" to their smartphone device. The choice smartphone for Britons was the iPhone to browse Facebook and email. The study shows that 47 percent of teenagers admitted to using their devices in the toilet, while only 22 percent of adults confessed to the same thing. Ofcom surveyed...

2011-03-18 04:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- http://Broadbandgenie.co.uk has joined communications regulator Ofcom in condemning the use of the word 'unlimited' when selling broadband and mobile phone tariffs that are anything but. Confused consumers have received huge bills, leading to anger and mistrust of broadband and phone suppliers. Ofcom's own research shows a host of examples of 'bill shock' where charges reach hundreds of pounds, or where internet speeds have been...


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