Tag: 4G

Why LTE is not just a sprint

With all the buzz around 4G and LTE coming to a town near you (if you live or work in the US or UK), and prior successes emanating from Norway, Japan and South Korea, we should be excited about the opportunities being made available to us with these infrastructure upgrades. However, recent research shows that […]

4G – now also in the UK

It has been available in South Korea for years and in Norway since 2009. Japan launched LTE in 2011 and the US has been shouting about its own successes in delivering LTE these past few years too. Now, 4G is finally also available in the UK. A 4G mobile network, the successor to 3G, launched […]

Textual Healing – The rise of the business SMS text…

How do you prioritise your written communication? I’m willing to bet that most of us read text messages long before we read emails. In truth, this is because most of us put family and friends ahead of our colleagues in our communication ‘schedules’. But what happens when these worlds collide? The SMS text message is […]

Should 2G be ‘switched off’?

I was reading earlier with interest Ewan MacLeod’s blog post on the problems facing UK mobile data users and how it is still patchy. We have been blogging for a while on the future that beckons with 4G (LTE) but at the moment, in the UK, the time has not come yet. The news that […]

Does mobile performance deserve a gold medal at the 2012…

So, for all those interested, the 2012 Olympics are fully underway in the UK. Sports enthusiasts around the world are following their favorite disciplines and notching up the medals each athlete is winning. If the Beijing Olympics were called the first ‘Digital Olympics’, the 2012 are angling for the first ‘Social Olympics’ tag. And so […]

What are the key challenges facing LTE?

Long Term Evolution (LTE) – it’s been around for a while now. Offering mobile network operators a new standard to initiate high-speed wireless communications, the possibilities arising from LTE, also called 4G technology, are endless. Aside from a better customer experience, just consider the revenue opportunities in terms of value-added services if consumers can take […]