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Mobile Cloud Computing: $9.5 Billion by 2014

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According to the latest study from Juniper Research, the market for cloud-based mobile applications will grow 88% from 2009 to 2014. The market was just over $400 million this past year, says Juniper, but by 2014 it will reach $9.5 billion. Driving this growth will be the adoption of the...
Mobile Cloud Computing: $9.5 Billion by 2014

Rural broadband less than half urban speeds

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Omagh in Northern Ireland is worst connected area for basic broadband coverage, according to Labour party analysisBroadband speeds in rural areas are less than half those in the UK's towns and cities, while Omagh in Northern Ireland is the worst connected area for basic broadband coverage, according to analysis of...
Rural broadband less than half urban speeds

Less digging and more speed: how Europe plans to get back on the broadband track

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Europe’s digital agenda chief, Neelie Kroes, may have lost all her funding for ensuring fast broadband coverage across the continent by 2020, but she’s still not giving up hope. Her latest push, unveiled on Tuesday, has two main strands: cutting some of the red tape around deploying 4G masts and...
Less digging and more speed: how Europe plans to get back on the broadband track

4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

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The European Commission (EC) today announced that it has decided to add another 120 MHz to the radio spectrum portfolio for 4G technologies – such as LTE – around the paid terrestrial 2 GHz band. At present, this band is used only for UMTS wireless communications known as 3G networks....
4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

UK's first ultrafast broadband cities announced

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Chancellor says Brighton and Hove, Coventry, Salford and Aberdeen are among 12 cities to share £50m investment potBrighton and Hove, Coventry, Salford and Aberdeen are among 12 cities that will share £50m of funding for ultrafast broadband and public Wi-Fi, George Osborne has announced.Alongside a new deadline for awarding rural...
UK's first ultrafast broadband cities announced

Sprint packs WiMAX and LTE into latest hotspot

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Sprint is cramming an awful lot of radios into its latest hotspot. On May 18, Sprint will begin selling the Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi hotspot, which customers can immediately connect to its 3G and WiMAX networks and eventually use Sprint’s new LTE network when it goes live this summer. Sprint first...
Sprint packs WiMAX and LTE into latest hotspot

Ericsson CEO: Don’t look now but HetNet is sneaking up on us

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Lately we’ve written a lot about the heterogeneous network, or HetNet, exploring how today’s big-tower mobile grids will evolve into dense, multi-layered and tremendously high capacity networks. Given the complexity of such systems, it’s easy to imagine HetNet as a technology of the distant future, but the CEO of world’s...
Ericsson CEO: Don’t look now but HetNet is sneaking up on us

Mobile battery life improves, but not how you’d think

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Battery life: It’s the bane of a mobile device, second only to spotty mobile broadband coverage in terms of annoyances. Although some promising battery technology developments have appeared in the past decade — here’s 25 of them — by and large, we’re generally using the same battery tech as we...
Mobile battery life improves, but not how you’d think

We’re cleaning up the place

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If you come to GigaOM on a regular basis, you may notice that we’ve done a little tidying up around here, or specifically, up there. As of today, we’ve simplified our top navigation, removing the Collaboration and Broadband channels. All the archived content from those channels will remain on the...
We’re cleaning up the place

Budget 2012: 10 cities to compete for £100m ultra-fast broadband subsidy

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Chancellor also promises smaller towns a further £50m of investment to help develop ultra-fast broadband and Wi-FiTen cities were named as potential beneficiaries of £100m of government money to help develop ultra-fast broadband and Wi-Fi in the budget – while smaller towns were also promised a further £50m of investment...
Budget 2012: 10 cities to compete for £100m ultra-fast broadband subsidy

4G could be hitting the UK this year after all, as Everything Everything files Ofcom application

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Last May we reported on the UK’s first multi-operator ‘superfast 4G mobile broadband’ customer trials, which eventually kicked-off in Cornwall in October. EverythingEverywhere, the parent company of Orange and T-Mobile, and BT Wholesale later announced that the pilot project will be extended to the end of June 2012, and with...
4G could be hitting the UK this year after all, as Everything Everything files Ofcom application

Europe to get even more 4G spectrum as UMTS band reuse gets green light

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The 4G spectrum situation in Europe just got a bit simpler and more complicated at the same time. According to the European Commission, spectrum currently set aside for 3G services will have to be opened up for LTE by mid-2014, across the union. This is known as ‘refarming’ spectrum. Until...
Europe to get even more 4G spectrum as UMTS band reuse gets green light
FCC outlines bidding process for $300 million mobile broadband expansion project

Ireland should finally get 4G in 2013, after spectrum auction shatters expectations

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In a salutary reminder of just how valuable radio waves are these days, Ireland’s mobile networks have shattered expectations for the country’s 4G spectrum auction haul. Having projected a win of €170m ($216m), the actual total turned out to be five times as much: €855m ($1.1bn). With €481.7m going into...
Ireland should finally get 4G in 2013, after spectrum auction shatters expectations

China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

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The research chief of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday (link via Google Translate) that there is still a significant gap between China’s broadband coverage and that of developed nations, and that the lag is increasing. At a panel about the future of digital technology, MIIT research...
China's Broadband Penetration Is Increasingly Lagging Behind Developed Nations, Says MIIT's Research Head

The UK budget and tech – what you need to know

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It’s Budget day in the UK. The Chancellor George Osborne has dusted down his fancy red briefcase (known as the Budget Box or Gladstone) and delivered his statement to the nation on plans for the coming fiscal year. So, what does that mean for tech? The headline this year is...
The UK budget and tech – what you need to know

China Plans To Expand 4M Broadband Coverage To 70% Of Its Internet Users

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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) minister Miao Wei announced yesterday (link via Google Translate) that the Chinese government plans to increase the number of households with broadband access, with more than 70 percent of China’s Internet users getting 4M broadband service by the end of 2013. The initiative is...
China Plans To Expand 4M Broadband Coverage To 70% Of Its Internet Users
FCC broadband report finds widespread coverage, but many people aren't signing up

BT buys ESPN UK and Ireland, waves goodbye to ESPN Classic

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BT's got far more important things to do than fill in the gaps in its fiber broadband coverage, like blowing around £10 million ($15 million) on buying ESPN's UK and Ireland channels from Disney. BT is trying to compete with Sky on sporting rights, and needs a channel to...
BT buys ESPN UK and Ireland, waves goodbye to ESPN Classic
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