So Broadcasters get moved in the UK…again! Short sighted on the part of Ofcom…

With the launch at the beginning of November of new operator brand EE, the average UK punter is beginning to get to grips with the concept of LTE and 4G. But while it slowly seeps into wider public awareness, the UK regulator Ofcom has already published its plans to reserve spectrum for 5G.

This is a positive and forward thinking move for the UK, considering that as far as LTE was concerned it has lagged behind the US and many other European economies. Of course, nobody at this stage has any ideas what 5G will turn out to be in terms of technology, but what’s clear is that whatever form it takes it will need spectrum, and plenty of it.

The pleasingly chunky figure that Ofcom has used to illustrate this is the fact that last June in the UK more than 20 million gigabytes of mobile broadband data was…

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