New LTE Bands in European Version of iPhone 5S?

When back in September 2012, Apple launched the iPhone5, I commented on the fact that the Region 1 version (Europe and Africa) only included the 1800MHz band for LTE whereas Samsung and HTC already had triple band LTE models in … Continued


How Nokia hopes the new Lumia will light up Asia

The launch of the latest Nokia Lumia smartphones could revive Nokia’s presence across Asia and China in particular, but will they come quickly enough? Both the Lumia 710 and 800 Windows phones are scheduled to be available in Hong Kong, … Continued


Vive la différence

The French telecoms regulator ARCEP announced the terms of the country’s 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum auction process in June. There are several noticeable features of the process: firstly the bands are being sold off sequentially with the 2.6GHz … Continued


UK to open extra mobile spectrum

The UK used to be at the forefront of mobile communications deployment. The announcement by Chancellor George Osborne that 2.6 GHz spectrum and digital dividend spectrum will be auctioned in 2011 or 2012, now puts the UK well behind Scandinavia, … Continued


Canada preparing for spectrum auction

The regulatory authorities of Canada have recently announced provisional plans to release additional spectrum in the 700MHz and 2.5GHz bands. The most recent spectrum auction took place in 2008 when the release of AWS spectrum. The auction resulted in a … Continued



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