At the end of last year, the total volume of mobile data traffic reached 13,412 petabytes according to ABI Research.
That represents an increase of 69% year-on-year.
Vodafone UK is telling customers with an Apple iPhone 4S not to upgrade to the new iOS version 6.1 because it’s reported to be causing problems with 3G connectivity.
In a forum post, the company said “Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet.”
Three UK says it’ll be adding 4G connectivity to all its existing price plans and won’t be charging any extra for the faster service.
Customers with a compatible phone will be able to enjoy a 4G connection from Three as soon as it is available.
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.
Virgin Media Business has won its bid to provide a free public WiFi service to Bradford and Leeds city centres.
The service will be operated on behalf of Virgin Media Business by Global Reach Technology and will launch in Leeds’ Briggate and Bradford’s Bridge Street later this month. Millennium Square in Leeds and City Park in Bradford will be added in early 2013.