Why 120 people just protested outside San Francisco City Hall (Hint: ‘Hybrid’ net neutrality)

What you need to know in latest web fast-lane row

Video If you wandered through San Francisco’s Civic Centre Plaza on Thursday between 6 and 6.35pm, at the City Hall end, it would have been hard, though not impossible, to avoid a protest held against new net neutrality proposals.…

Operator churn could rise to 50% in 12 months – report

Ovum has published a report claiming operators could lose almost half of their existing customers within the next year. According to the analyst firm, about a quarter of all users say they will definitely switch to another provider, while another quarter are actively considering changing. The survey, which included responses from some 15,000 consumers and […]

Ofcom announces plans for next UK spectrum auction

The UK telecoms regulator has announced initial plans for the UK’s next spectrum auction for the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands. Ofcom is asking bidders to provide input for proposals for the auction, expected to take place in late 2015 or early 2016. Ofcom said although the spectrum would be up for grabs to anyone interested, […]

Guess what’s missing from Ofcom’s MoD spectrum sale… YEP, coverage obligation

Public sector bonanza, but not if you live in the country

Ofcom has opened a consultation (PDF) on plans to auction Ministry of Defence spectrum next year – but the regulator has failed to include coverage obligations in the proposals, despite controversy over mobile “notspots”.…

Swiss telcos form net neutrality agreement

The four leading Swiss service providers, as well as the country’s cable operator association Swisscable, have joined forces to formulate an official code of conduct on net neutrality. Swisscom, Sunrise, UPC Cablecom and Orange, as well as Swisscable, are working to keep the internet open in Switzerland, according to an official statement from Swisscom. The intention […]

Mobile giants: 4G is so yesterday. Better IT can kickstart revenue growth

Hear that, IT crowd?

Just as operators struggle to make direct profit improvements from LTE, so the vendors have long given up on 4G upgrades being the solution to all their problems.…

Mobile giants: 4G is so yesterday. Better IT can kickstart revenue growth

Hear that, IT crowd?

Just as operators struggle to make direct profit improvements from LTE, so the vendors have long given up on 4G upgrades being the solution to all their problems.…