Ofcom frees 3G for faster mobile browsing

It's not all about Las Vegas and 4G in the tech news world. Closer to home, there has been some interesting developments with the 3G network.

The independent telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, has announced that it has "introduced a new measure that will help mobile phone operators to increase mobile broadband speeds, deliver improved in-building coverage and widen mobile broadband coverage in rural areas".

The move allows mobile networks to tap into the airwaves that were previously reserved for 2G data. Now, this doesn't mean slow 2G based browsing, it means that 3G has an extra bit of space in which to flex its muscles.

Now, this news may not be as exciting as LTE-boasting Honeycomb tablets, or weird and wonderful new cameras, but if it means that we can read Pocket-lint on the go with faster loading times then we're all for it.