Ofcom highlights the benefits of a 4G network
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 11:47
The influx of new devices that have taken advantage of developments in communications electronic design has made it imperative for the UK to have a 4G network.
This is the view of an Ofcom spokesman, who suggested the deluge of smartphones and tablet gadgets has led to unprecedented levels of mobile traffic.
Last week, the regulatory body revealed it would hold an auction of 4G spectrum next year and expected the use of the wireless network to be mainstream by 2015.
According to the spokesperson, people will instantly notice the benefits of 4G, as it offers a faster service than 3G networks.
He remarked: "4G is ideally suited for wide bandwidth data services, with speeds nearer to what you currently experience with home broadband."
The prospect of a 4G auction has not appeased everyone however, as Computer Weekly reported that the Communications Management Association had raised concerns over cost and also highlighted the flaws seen in the 3G auction of 2000.