23/06/2009

2.6GHz auction scrapped

Ofcom has decided to withdraw it's intent to auction the 2.6GHz band (part of the IMT-2000 spectrum). Various mobile operators had disputed Ofcom's right to auction the spectrum and had taken them to court (mainly as part of the 900MHz refarming arguments).

Ofcom changed made this decision based on the Government's Digital Britain report, which accepted the recommendations of the independent spectrum broker (ISB) which tied the 2.6GHz auction to the 800MHz auction (which becomes available after the digital switch-over).

This will delay the auction until after 2010.

22/06/2009

T-Mobile to launch HTC MyTouch

T-Mobile are going to launch their second Android phone the HTC MyTouch which to everyone else is the HTC Magic (as sold by Vodafone).

In the US it will cost $199 with a 2 year contract.

Not too exciting really.

Notification under Section 107(6) of the Communications Act 2003 - Airwave Solutions Limited | Ofcom

Notification under Section 107(6) of the Communications Act 2003 - Airwave Solutions Limited | Ofcom

Airwave Solutions Ltd run the digital mobile network for the emergency services (and other organisations with a public safety remit. Anyone wishing to use Airwave's network must go through Ofcom and demonstrate their public safety element.

Ofcom now wish to amend this so that The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralmypic Games can utilise the network for the 2012 Olympics.



The consultation closes on 20th July 2009.