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Farmers lobby group pushes for rural roaming

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has urged the UK Government and industry to push for a rural roaming mechanism to improve 4G coverage and close the digital divide.

BT pleads for open access to street furniture

BT is attempting to rally the industry in an attempt to convince local authorities to ditch the current exclusive concessions model in UK cities in favour of an ‘Open Access Model’.

Two tiers very evident in US telco rankings

OpenSignal has released some more granular insight on the performance of the top four telcos in the US and it is very clear there are two tiers; Verizon and T-Mobile US are best-in-breed, AT&T and Sprint are not.

Do we have a capacity obsession?

The requirements for 5G, or maybe perhaps the desire, have been growing substantially in recent months, but should we asking whether we are capacity obsessed?

4G sucks on the south coast – Which

UK consumer top-tips group Which has teamed up with OpenSignal to look at 4G performance across the country and found it’s worst on the south coast of England.

AT&T and Qualcomm drone on

The growing background noise emanating from the telecoms scene regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems means their nick-name has never been more apposite.

Ofcom launches consultation on spectrum licence fee changes

Ofcom has launched a consultation to determine whether the recently agreed extended mobile coverage obligations should affect operators’ annual spectrum licence fees. Under the new rules, which shifted Ofcom’s historical focus from population to geographical coverage, operators are obliged to reach 90% of UK landmass each by the end of 2017.

Polls

Do you agree public funding should be used to support mobile operators to more broadly deploy Open RAN?

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