Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Friday Review: The generation game

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 17 May 13

BT confirms it is mulling a mobile offer but will not build its own macro 4G network, while the industry starts talking about 5G.

Some people got a little bit too excited about advanced mobile technologies this week. Yes, really. I was scanning various online news sites the other day when I noticed that a number – and they shall remain nameless – had reported that BT is planning to use the mobile spectrum it acquired in Ofcom's February auction to roll out its own 4G network. Odd, I thought. Further investigation suggested that an interview with Ian Livingston published by the Telegraph had been re-interpreted by the aforementioned media outlets. Livingston's comments actually indicated that BT is considering re-entering the mobile market as a virtual provider, using someone else's 4G network. As it stated at the time of the auction, BT would use its own 2.6-GHz spectrum to enhance indoor coverage…

Some people got a little bit too excited about advanced mobile technologies this week. Yes, really. I was scanning various online news sites the other day when I noticed that a number – and they shall remain nameless – had reported that BT is planning to use the mobile spectrum it acquired in Ofcom's February auction to roll out its own 4G network. Odd, I thought. Further investigation suggested that an interview with Ian Livingston published by the Telegraph had been re-interpreted by the aforementioned media outlets. Livingston's comments actually indicated that BT is considering re-entering the mobile market as a virtual provider, using someone else's 4G network. As it stated at the time of the auction, BT would use its own 2.6-GHz spectrum to enhance indoor coverage…

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