The Ministry of Fun should set up a national planning database, allowing network operators to instantly check zoning restrictions if it's serious about promoting 4G technology. The call comes from Actix, in response to the ministry's consultation on the matter, which closes in two weeks. Actix spends most of its time monitoring …
I guess this is a problem everywhere, that is lack of 3G coverage. At times 2G coverage is mostly decent, I do not know about every country in Europe.
Far as 4G coverage is concerned. I guess it is going to be rather poor for a long, long time.
Re: 3G coverage
I agree with that, 3G coverage is bad enough - so with the 4G roll out it would be the same again the areas that have good 3G will get 4G and the rest can hope for the ..
To add insult, some networks are going to charge for 4G access.
In-building usage, in-building coverage
4G means fast data and people overwhelmingly use data on mobile devices when they're indoors. So, what you want is in-building coverage.
With per-building coverage you also have lower power antennas rather than high power macro cells. That also means lower power usage by mobile devices.
If I was a mobile operator then I would not bother with macro cells for 4G.
- Pic Mars rover 2020: Oxygen generation and 6 more amazing experiments
- Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers
- Boffins spot weirder quantum capers as neutrons take the high road, spin takes the low
- Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs
- Review Fiat Panda Cross: 'Interesting-looking' Multipla spawn hits UK