It’s coverage o’clock and all’s femtocwell, or at least soon should be for Australian consumers, as Optus is first to finally brings the femtocell to trial in Australia on parts of its mobile network after big femtocell deployments overseas on various telcos.
According to a new mobile research report, Mobile network operators need to spend almost $840 billion globally over the next five years in order to address serious bottlenecks in their backhaul networks. The report claims that the massive investment needs to be made if operators are to meet the increasing demands of mobile broadband users.
Several UK mobile network providers, the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom, and other government officials have announced a deal that will accelerate the rollout of 4G LTE services throughout the UK.
T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray announced enhanced coverage for the carrier’s network in 14 metro areas. This final announcement caps off a year in which T-Mobile commenced a $4 billion investment in infrastructure.