Faiza Elmasry of voanews.com writes:
Imagine shopping for clothes online and being able to run your hand across the screen on your computer or smartphone to feel the fabrics. That kind of simulation technology could be available within the next five years.
Virtual mobile network and VoIP service provider Truphone says it’s arranged £75 million of new funding, which will enable it to open a number of new businesses around the world and employ around 500 additional staff members in the next 18 months.
The British-based company is also planning a number of new product launches.
Ofcom has published a proposal to liberalise all UK mobile licences in the 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands. This would let network operators deploy 4G technology on frequencies that had originally just been licensed for 2G or 3G services.
In addition, it’s proposing that base stations would be allowed to transmit at increased power on 900MHz frequencies.
Mark Bridge writes:
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Podcast - 1st February 2013
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