The expected call of a general election in the UK this week could delay plans to liberalise the UK airwaves, causing a potential ‘capacity crunch’ in Britain’s mobile phone broadband network, rendering smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone and BlackBerries almost useless.
This week’s expected call of a general election may send plans to liberalise the UK airwaves back to the drawing board, according to latest reports.
A serious headache
The Guardian warns that any delay to the liberalisation of the UK’s airwaves “or sale of a new spectrum would leave mobile [...]
Carphone Warehouse and Talk Talk will officially ‘demerge’ today, with the ISP and retail chain splitting and being run as independent companies.
Ambitious plans for both companies – Talk Talk acquired Tiscali last year, while Carphone Warehouse has a 50 per cent stake in the European arm of Best Buy – already make this an interesting time for the two companies, but the split is also about risk.
ISP Talk Talk was apparently worth 60 per cent of the combined value of the company, but the might of the likes of Virgin Media and, most prominently, BT and the growing profile of superfast [...]