Ofcom prepares Olympics airwaves

Regulator Ofcom is looking at the best way to provide new spectrum in London during the 2012 Olympics.

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Ofcom to look into mobile charges

Telecoms watchdog Ofcom is to begin reviewing charges made by mobile phone operators – which it says may lead to cheaper calls for customers.

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New spectrum to improve health

More radio spectrum will need to be released to cater for breakthroughs in healthcare and transport, said Ofcom.

In a report focused on the future use of wireless, the regulator identified hundreds of new applications. They include wireless devices which monitor health and radio frequency ID tags on food products that allow allergy sufferers to shop more safely. Read more

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Ofcom plans to conserve the geographic environment!

Ofcom have today released details of their consultation papers regarding how the impact of the ever decreasing availability of geographic number ranges can be reduced. In certain areas of the UK, geographic number ranges have become scarce and can be problematic for network providers seeking to fulfill demand. More…

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PhonepayPlus forum – Tuesday 22nd April (London)

Sarah Godfrey, Sales & Marketing Director at 4D will be attending. website

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4D consults with PhonepayPlus over VOIP connections!

voip2.gif 4D are today – 27th March 2008 – meeting with PhonepayPlus (www.phonepayplus.org.uk) to discuss the impact and possibilities that connection to services via VOIP (voice over internet protocol) will bring to the Industry. 4D is leading the field in terms of bringing this capability to market and is keen to be in the vanguard of ensuring that appropriate processes and controls are in place.

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Mobiles in flight!

The use of mobiles on planes flying in European airspace has been given approval by UK regulator Ofcom. It has issued plans that will allow airlines to offer mobile services on UK-registered aircraft.

The decision means that mobiles could be used once a plane has reached an altitude of 3,000m or more.

But airlines keen to offer the services must still satisfy other regulators about how the hardware will be used.

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Ofcom’s decision comes out of a consultation exercise that began in October 2007.

The decision to offer the services now falls to individual airlines. However, there are other regulatory hurdles to overcome before the technology is considered to be fully approved.

The European Aviation Safety Agency needs to approve any hardware that would be installed in aircraft to ensure that it did not interfere with other flight systems.

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