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UK ahead of US in global ICT

A new report by the International Telecommunication Union assessed different countries across a variety of factors to score them on the ICT Development Index, the UK came in only behind South Korea, Denmark and Iceland and ahead of the US.   The report assessed countries in terms of their ICT access, which included the number of fixed and mobile telephone subscriptions, the...
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Take a study tour to Chattanooga and New York’s ICF Summit

Learn from the innovators and start-ups of the USA’s 'Gig City,' Chattanooga, and then travel to New York for the Intelligent Community Forum to network and hear about the projects of the world’s most dynamic communities. This five-night two centre study tour departs in the week beginning 2 June 2013.  Chattanooga was the first city in the USA to offer...
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Average UK broadband speeds hit double figures

The average speed of home broadband in the UK is now 12Mbps (megabits per second), as people increasingly switch to super-fast services. Research by regulator Ofcom says speed has risen by a third since its last report, in May 2012, and has trebled in the past four years. The public’s increasing appetite for online video and more devices per household has meant that consumers...
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What can we learn from 4G adoption around the world?

The UK mobile market is expected to benefit enormously from the current global rollout of fourth-generation communications, known as 4G or LTE; one report puts the potential impact at £75bn before 2020. So, as the UK takes its first steps towards 4G, what can we learn from early adopter countries, such as the USA, Japan and Korea?  The US was one of the first markets to...
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UK's broadband focus needs to be on better coverage and business needs

A new report and poll by think tank, Policy Exchange, urges the UK government to prioritise wider internet access and the needs of UK business, rather than faster speed. The report, “The Superfast and the Furious” (pdf) argues that there is little public appetite for faster internet speed and funding should instead ensure that internet access is available across the UK to...
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Demand on bandwidth leads to calls for a UK Spectrum Forum

Growing demand on bandwidth for broadcasting, mobile networks, and ‘M2M’ (machine to machine) data networks, led delegates at last week’s Cambridge Wireless and ICT KTN conference workshop to call for better planning and coordination for ‘re-farming’ radio spectrum to meet demands.  A UK Spectrum forum, similar in structure to that of the Universal...
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Superfast Britain?

The Economist  Intelligence Unit has published a report entitled “Superfast Britain? Myths and realities about the UK’s broadband future The report, commissioned by ICT solutions provider, Huawei, explores the case for the UK’s rollout of superfast broadband over the coming five years, and aims to assess how realistic the hoped-for gains actually are.  ...
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“ICT is the most powerful, productive investment there is”: Neelie Kroes

Speaking at Amsterdam’s Broadband World Forum, on Tuesday, Vice-President and EU commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, spoke of the importance of investing in ICT, which, she said will pervade and benefit every sector of the economy:  “Every sector of the economy is going digital,” she said. “Every one relies in some way on digital technology and...
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Ofcom approves early 4G roll out for Everything Everywhere

Telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has approved an application by Everything Everywhere, the company behind Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, to use its existing bandwidth to launch 4G services for its customers from 11th September. The decision means that 4G, allowing faster downloads, among other benefits, could launch in the UK earlier than previously planned, but is a blow for Everything...
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Ofcom records big improvement in UK broadband speeds

Ofcom’s seventh report on UK broadband speeds , published this week, reveals significant improvement on consumer residential speeds. Fixed average speeds of 9.0Mbit/s are now being reported - 2½ times faster than the average speed of 3.6Mbit/s recorded in November 2008, when Ofcom first began its speeds research. Customer uptake of superfast services is the main driving force...
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Mobile Sector Maps

The ICT KTN, UK Trade and Investment and FirstPartner worked together to provide a series of Sector Maps in preparation for Mobile World Congress 2012. The maps provide an excellent overview of the eco-system and identifies the key players across the value chain and are now available for free download from the Wireless Technology and Spectrum Working Group site. Maps include:Mobile...
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The road to 'superfast' broadband

Announced today , the Government's plans for 'Digital hubs' to enable broadband access at a community level. Will their measures be enough to engage business and the communities? What can be done at the local level to ensure that projects get funded and are implemented successfully? What can we do to get the maximum benefit for the minimum cost?
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EC lays out plans for superfast broadband across Europe

Three measures to facilitate the roll-out of superfast broadband have been announced by the European Commission . A common regulatory framework for access to new high-speed fibre networks that requires national telecoms regulators to balance encouraging investment and safeguarding competition. A 5 year policy programme to promote efficient radio spectrum management to ensure that sufficient...
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Ofcom approves early 4G roll out for Everything Everywhere

Telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has approved an application by Everything Everywhere, the company...

The road to 'superfast' broadband

Announced today , the Government's plans for 'Digital hubs' to enable broadband access at a...

Mobile Sector Maps

The ICT KTN, UK Trade and Investment and FirstPartner worked together to provide a series of...