UK telecoms regulator Ofcom says the first bid stage of its 800MHz and 2.6GHz mobile spectrum auction has now started.
Seven companies are competing for 4G spectrum in a process known as a ‘combinatorial clock auction’ that’s expected to take several weeks and a number of separate bidding rounds.
A new report from Juniper Research expects the amount of money spent on mobile marketing by retailers will reach $55 billion per year (£35 billion) by 2015, which is almost double the $28 billion spend expected this year.
Advertising on tablets and smartphones is now showing strong growth, with retailers in North America and Western Europe moving their general ad spending towards online ads - and to mobile in particular.
Podcast - 23rd January 2013
It's another packed podcast this week, starting with mobile payments and ending with DIY mobile accessories.
We also cover manufacturing news, mobile VoIP calling, a new virtual network heading for the UK high street, shop closures, smart accessories and phablets.