18/05/2007

Consumer protection test for telephone number allocation | Ofcom

Consumer protection test for telephone number allocation | Ofcom

Ofcom is consulting on ways to prevent numbers being allocated to businesses or individuals who have in the past abused their allocations in some way. This mainly concerns premium rate service (PRS) are personal numbers (070).

Ofcom wish to maintain a list and once on that list they cant have numbers allocated directly or indirectly.

The consultation closes on June 22nd 2007.

17/05/2007

Update on the award of the spectrum band 2500-2690 MHz and associated spectrum bands | Ofcom

Update on the award of the spectrum band 2500-2690 MHz and associated spectrum bands | Ofcom

Ofcom received 35 responses to the consultation and therefore is conducting further analysis and consultation before taking further action.

This needs to take into account SE42 working group of the CEPT which wull be mandated by the European Commission on July 29th 2007.

There are also recommendations from COCOM.

RSC will take into account the CEPT and COCOM decisions and come out with policies in October and December.

Therefore the auctions wont take place before early 2008.

SonyEricsson contribute to Sony's revenues

SonyEricsson profits have increased by 47% will revenue has increased by over 100%. This is due to their Walkman and Cybershot range of phones.

Sony must welcome the added revenues.

UK beats US in mobile internet use

It seems that the UK is beating the US for mobile access in terms of percentages of internet users.

In the UK 5.7 out of 30 million internet users access via some kind of mobile device. In the US it's only 30 out of 176 million.

The BBC seems to be the most accessed site.

15/05/2007

PRESS RELEASE: Motorola's new Qs - FierceWireless

PRESS RELEASE: Motorola's new Qs - FierceWireless

Motorola have announced the Moto Q 9 the latest generation of its smartphone. Supporting 3G and HSDPA at 3.6Mb/s.

They have also announced an new RAZR2 which is thinner than the original RAZR and uses new materials so it's a much stronger phone.