In a field trial that has essentially been aimed at providing Everything Everywhere and BT a clear insight into how the 4G technology is likely to perform in the rural areas, nearly 200 residents of Cornwall are being given access to 4G LTE services.
British Telecom (BT) and Everything Everywhere have started trialing of Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G technology in Cornwall, a move that is expected to help close-down gap between hot-spots and not-spots.
A new free Wi-Fi service has recently been announced by coffee bigwig Starbucks across 650 of its stores in the UK --- a move that will essentially give all Starbucks' customers a one-click entry point to unlimited web access.
The "substantial and strongly argued responses" to a 2011 consultation about proposals pertaining to the 4G spectrum sale in the UK have forced telecoms regulator Ofcom to delay the auctions which will sell chunks of radio spectrum for providing support to the fourth-generation mobile services in the future.
Bowing to pressure from telecoms regulator Ofcom, BT Openreach has slashed pole and duct access prices.
Last year BT Openreach agreed to provide rival broadband providers with access to its infrastructure. But tariffs, announced by it in January this year, encountered severe criticism for being too high.
Japan-based electronics & entertainment giant Sony is reportedly preparing to purchase Telefon AB LM Ericsson's stake in their 50-50 handset joint venture, called Sony Ericsson.