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Three UK adds the USA to its 'Feel At Home' cut-price roaming tariff

Three UK adds the USA to its 'Feel At Home' cut-price roaming tariff

Three UK has extended its ‘Feel At Home’ discounted roaming service to cover the USA, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Macau, enabling its customers to use their UK tariff allowances when making calls, sending text messages and connecting to the internet abroad.

It follows the launch of ‘Feel At Home’ in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy and Sweden three months ago.

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Spectrum shortage looms for the UK, says Real Wireless

Wireless consultancy Real Wireless says the UK is is likely to suffer a spectrum crunch in 2020 unless more bandwidth is made available for mobile and WiFi services.

Around 300MHz more cellular spectrum and 350MHz more WiFi spectrum is required, according to the company.

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Smartphone database now in place to protect against thefts in USA

US-based mobile trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association says a national database for 3G and 4G smartphones is now in place.

It means that devices stolen within the USA can potentially be blocked from use even if they’re taken abroad.

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GSMA anticipates one billion 4G LTE connections worldwide by 2017

A new study by GSMA Intelligence shows that LTE is expected to account for about one in eight of all mobile connections worldwide at that point, up from 176 million LTE connections at the end of this year.

By 2017, it’s predicted that 465 LTE networks will be in service across 128 countries, around double the number of LTE networks today.

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1.3 billion 4G LTE connections expected in five years' time

There’ll be 1.3 billion 4G LTE subscribers worldwide by the end of 2018, according to a new forecast from Informa Telecoms & Media.

That compares with just 188.6 million users at the end of this year.

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