DOCOMO to support wholesale from day one on LTE

One of the hallmarks of the 4G era will be a dramatically increased focus on network and spectrum sharing, and on full wholesale models. Always a trendsetter, Japan’s DOCOMO says it will support wholesale partners from day one on its forthcoming LTE network, reversing the 3G pattern of focusing on own-branded services in phase one before moving to partnerships.

- Rethink Wireless

User Satisfaction Increased in Vodafone Germany’s Digital Dividend Pilot

The Ministry of Economics of the German state of Hessen has published the results of a survey of participants in a pilot testing the mobile internet at HSPA speeds (up to 7.2 Mbps) using digital dividend frequencies. The survey found that more than 90% of participants were satisfied with their internet connection, compared with only 32% before the pilot started.