A new 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey in Guildford has been given the go-ahead.
The research centre, which will support the development of fifth-generation mobile communications in the UK, is receiving a total of £35 million in funding.
Revenue generated by app downloads and in-app advertisements in the UK will reach €556 million (£449 million) this year, according to a report from mobile research specialists research2guidance.
It means the UK is the biggest app market in Europe in terms of revenue generated as well as the overall number of downloads and users.
Huawei and ZTE, two of the largest telecommunications companies based in China, shouldn’t be trusted by government departments in the USA. That’s the warning from a US House of Representatives select committee report published yesterday.
It said the companies “failed to provide evidence that would satisfy any fair and full investigation. Although this alone does not prove wrongdoing, it factors into the Committee’s conclusions”. It concluded that US national security could be undermined if Huawei or ZTE provided equipment to the country’s critical infrastructure.
Podcast - 9th October 2012
Ofcom, the UK government and the major networks have all agreed a timetable for 4G to be launched across the UK.
We're talking about those plans in this week's podcast - and taking a look at all the other top mobile industry stories as well, from US mergers and leaky tablets to free WiFi and forthcoming quarterly results.