The Guardian: Three should not be crowded out of the 4G spectrum

It is in consumers’ interests that Three emerges from this year’s 4G auction on a more equal footing with its rivals.

The blockbuster acquisition by AT&T of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile network in the United States may have collapsed, rejected by regulators nervous of price inflation were the number of national networks to have fallen from four to three, but European deal makers are undeterred.

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PC World: Report: Spectrum Fragmentation Will Result in Costlier LTE Smartphones

The plethora of spectrum bands used for LTE (Long-Term Evolution) will result in more expensive devices, and also make the ability to roam globally using the technology less likely, according to industry organisation GSM Association’s research arm Wireless Intelligence. Read full article
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