Operators could collaborate, says Digital Britain report

Operators could collaborate, says Digital Britain report


The Government and Ofcom will consider further network sharing, spectrum, or carrier-sharing proposals from the operators, following the publication of the ‘Digital Britain’ interim report today (29 January).


It hopes to free up greater coverage to assist the role that mobile operators are to play in the universal service commitment.


The Government plans to make more radio spectrum available for next generation mobile services. It also intends to provide ‘greater investment certainty’ for existing 3G operators by encouraging ‘the maximum commercially-sensible investment’, in network capacity and coverage.


At the report’s core is the obligation to provide a minimum of 2Mb/s broadband to everyone, with responsibility distributed equally between mobile and fixed-line providers such as Virgin Media and BT.


Operators will send their response to the report’s proposals before June, when a final report will be published. The new terms are set to go live in November.



Written by Mobile Today
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