British 4G spectrum auction disappoints Treasury

The British appear less than keen on 4G, with yesterday's spectrum auction raising much less cash than expected and takeup for the country's first 4G service sluggish.

Txt msgs r 20 yrs old today

The first text message was sent 20 years ago today, and texting is now more popular than talking, according to British telecoms regulator Ofcom.

UK to get 4G this year

The UK's telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has made the controversial decision to allow Everything Everywhere, which owns the T-Mobile and Orange brands, to use its existing bandwidth to launch 4G services.

UK gets going on 4G at last with spectrum sale this year

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed its plans for the spectrum auction designed to pave the way for 4G networks.