March 14, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
UK regulator is consulting on whether to allow EverythingEverywhere to re-farm its 800-MHz and 1800-MHz spectrum for 4G services.
While the move would open the door to commercial LTE services in the country by the year-end and boost rural coverage, I wonder where it leaves the other operators in the market - specifically Three, which holds less spectrum than all its rivals.
I'm also increasingly wondering if LTE is being somewhat overplayed given the power of HSPA+? And I continue to consider it all moot, given current cellular coverage remains so patchy you can't maintain a mobile call while on the train between London and Peterborough (two tunnels and a random drop out in open countryside).