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Ofcom: Microsoft, Google, BT and others to trial white space technology in UK

Ofcom: Microsoft, Google, BT and others to trial white space technology in UK

By 2 October 2013

Ofcom has announced that Microsoft, Google, BT and others will take part in a white space technology trial that it's conducting over the next six months. Let's first explain what white space technology is and why it matters. The technology relies on unused... >>

Museum of Computing announces Bedroom Challenge for nerds of the '80s

Museum of Computing announces Bedroom Challenge for nerds of the '80s

By 9 May 2011

Do you know your Sinclair BASIC from your Commodore KERNAL, your Acorn MOS from your Atari 8-bit proprietary SIO interface? Do you recognise the subtle differences between Jet Set Willy and Pitfall? If so, you should don your pyjamas and turn up at the... >>

Ofcom confirms UHF spectrum auction for 2009

Ofcom confirms UHF spectrum auction for 2009

By 10 June 2008

Ofcom has announced its proposals for how it will release and licence the spectrum that will be freed up as a result of the switchover to digital television. The spectrum, known as the digital dividend, in the UHF band, is currently used for the delivery... >>

Qualcomm to use L-Band in UK within 2 years

Qualcomm to use L-Band in UK within 2 years

By 30 May 2008

Qualcomm’s CEO Paul Jacobs has said that the L-Band spectrum buy in the UK earlier in the month was an offer that was "kinda hard to pass up". Jacobs made the comments to Pocket-lint as he refused to be drawn into outlining what the company’s plans... >>

Canada starts wireless wave auction

Canada starts wireless wave auction

By 28 May 2008

The US wireless spectrum auction in January hit controversy when Google lost out, Ofcom is policing the largest spectrum auction that this country has ever seen this summer, and now the Canadians have started carving up their spectrum. The auction is... >>

Qualcomm wins L-Band spectrum auction

Qualcomm wins L-Band spectrum auction

By 16 May 2008

Qualcomm has announced that it has acquired 40MHz (1452-1492MHz) of L-Band radio spectrum in the recent Ofcom auction, at a cost of £8,334,000. The company says this acquisition will allow Qualcomm, in collaboration with its partners, to bring a "variety... >>

Ofcom confirms UK's single largest radio spectrum auction

Ofcom confirms UK's single largest radio spectrum auction

By 7 April 2008

Ofcom has today confirmed the largest spectrum auction that this country has ever seen. Ofcom will release the spectrum in the 2010-2025MHz and 2500-2690MHz bands (known as 2.6GHz) on a technology and service neutral basis. But it is expected that the... >>

Ofcom announces first auction winners

Ofcom announces first auction winners

By 25 February 2008

The battle for Britain's airwaves has begun and Ofcom has now announced the first ten winners from its fourth radio spectrum auction. The spectrum licences are in the higher frequency bands at 10GHz to 40GHz, which is suitable for wireless network infrastructure... >>

Public sector gets go-ahead to sell its radio spectrum

Public sector gets go-ahead to sell its radio spectrum

By 1 February 2008

Ofcom has given UK public bodies the go-ahead to get involved in the auction scramble for space on the radio spectrum for digital services. The so-called L-Band auction is set to take place in 2009, and now British government organisations, including... >>

Battle for British airwaves begins

Battle for British airwaves begins

By 13 December 2007

Ofcom has prompted a battle for the airwaves, by launching a auction scramble for space on the radio spectrum for digital services. The regulator has opted for an online, open auction approach, which means that providers of services including mobile TV,... >>


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