UK telecom regulator Ofcom has published a consultation about authorising satellite-powered broadband systems that can provide internet connections on moving vehicles, including aircraft, ships, coaches and trains.
These systems, which are known as Earth Stations on Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs), can outperform cellular signals and current satellite-based internet connections on moving vehicles.
London-based smartphone company Kazam, which was set up by former HTC executives Michael Coombes and James Atkins earlier this year, has announced more details about its management team.
There are now 30 people working at Kazam.
Mark Bridge writes:
In this week’s podcast we talked about a recent European study into call costs that had been highlighted by European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes.
We agreed the headline was shocking - but also said there were potentially many other tariff factors that weren’t being compared.
The fixed penalty for using a hand-held mobile phone when driving in the UK has increased from £60 to £100 today. As before, there’ll also be three points added to the driver’s licence.
This follows a consultation in June last year and a government announcement about the changes two months ago.