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Julius Robson, the former chairman of the LTE/SAE Trial Initiative has joined Real Wireless as our latest associate. We are delighted to welcome Julius and his extensive knowledge of the deep technology and practical realities of LTE to our team, complemented our burgeoning range of LTE-related activities. Read more about Julius’ background and that of our other associates.
The Singapore regulator, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), recently released a consultation paper on the spectrum framework for 4G. The spectrum is for the 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz bands (also commonly known as 2.6GHz in Europe). The consultation will run until 7 June 2010. This move signals the IDA’s desire to promote NGA deployment, both through fiber and also through wireless high-speed broadband using LTE. But the commercial launch of LTE services in Singapore could be delayed, given that under the current plan the 2.3/2.6GHz spectrum will not become available until 2015 at the earliest. With this in mind, the IDA may have to consider an alternative approach to release spectrum as early as 2012.
The European Commission has today announced the appointment of our own Mike Goddard to act as a trustee to monitor compliance of T-Mobile UK and Orange UK with the commitments laid down by the Commission in respect of their approval of the JV between France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom comprising the two UK mobile operators. Mike will be supported by a Real Wireless team.
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