Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Friday Review: On your marks, get set...

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 27 July 12

The Olympic Games are due to begin, but the U.K.'s would-be LTE operators are still in the starting blocks.

Organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games are poised with the starting pistol. After years of preparation, the highly clandestine opening ceremony is due to take place this evening. Admittedly the start of the world's largest sporting competition is more exciting for some than others. Either you will be glued to your television set, cheering on those that can do things faster, higher and stronger than the rest of us mere mortals. Or you're in the same camp as many Londoners and can't wait for the hoop-la to be over; the constant threat of public transport disruptions and those infernal Games Lanes on major thoroughfares are no fun, and is the shot put a real sport anyway? But while the world's top athletes are limbering up in London, the U.K.'s mobile operators could be held in the blocks for longer than they expected, when it comes to rolling out LTE networks at least. On Tuesday Ofcom published the latest update to its plan to sell off spectrum in the 800-MHz and 2…

Organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games are poised with the starting pistol. After years of preparation, the highly clandestine opening ceremony is due to take place this evening. Admittedly the start of the world's largest sporting competition is more exciting for some than others. Either you will be glued to your television set, cheering on those that can do things faster, higher and stronger than the rest of us mere mortals. Or you're in the same camp as many Londoners and can't wait for the hoop-la to be over; the constant threat of public transport disruptions and those infernal Games Lanes on major thoroughfares are no fun, and is the shot put a real sport anyway? But while the world's top athletes are limbering up in London, the U.K.'s mobile operators could be held in the blocks for longer than they expected, when it comes to rolling out LTE networks at least. On Tuesday Ofcom published the latest update to its plan to sell off spectrum in the 800-MHz and 2…

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