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The mobile ZX Spectrum is to become a reality

Sadly I’m old enough to give you several paragraphs of memories revolving around the rubber-keyed Spectrum 48k. It’s quite an old computer but helped to kick-start the idea of having a machine in every home. Back then we would plug “the Speccy” into the a big hefty TV …

We don’t need the time machine. It’s all right here.

I’ve had a few ideas on how to approach this particular article but, to be honest, I’m just going to jump right in. A few nights ago I found some rather innovative USB keyboards. Here’s a shot of some of them and, if you’ve seen my articles about …

Could EE’s 4G bandwidth fees quadruple?

Ofcom has published a consultation on greatly increasing annual fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands in the UK to bring them more in line with the additional bands auctioned for 4G coverage. This could see rises in the amounts that networks pay to run their mobile …

Thoughts – Round one of LTE auction now over

There’s still no guarantee when LTE will be available on all networks, but the UK is one step closer to getting ubiquitous “4G” data. The first round of the auction has now closed  and we now know what the allocation is.   Spectrum: For those who haven’t been …

3G spectrum refarming for LTE?

It was all so easy for the network operators this year. Everyone bar EE bids for spectrum and then they can roll out LTE. However, OFCOM has released a consultation paper that prospectively will allow the other operators to re-use their existing 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100Mhz spectrum and …

Could Google and Microsoft be looking into UK broadband?

Google and Microsoft have been rumoured to have been showing “extreme interest” into providing mobile broadband/wifi here in the UK. The UK’s airwaves currently have “White space.” White space is segments of the current spectrum between those bands being used for TV, Radio and the mobile phones. Currently …