The radio spectrum has now been cleared for 4G mobile broadband signalling the end of a four-year process, Ofcom has announced.

It seems like service providers are still playing fast and loose when it comes to broadband speeds, according to the comms regulator – though it does say there has been some improvement, to be fair. 

Are Brits getting more and more comfortable with online? Interesting data out yesterday from Ofcom suggests that levels of “concern about the Internet” have fallen substantially in the UK over the past six years.
A way to understand that trendline is that in 2005 70% said they had reservations about the Web; that’s now down to 50%, as of 2011.
Which consumer broadband suppliers are doing well, and which not so well, when it comes to helping customers?
Half of homes in the UK struggle to get broadband speeds above the national average, according to research from price comparison site uSwitch.
While half of addresses get broadband speeds of 6.7Mbps or above, a third struggle to get speeds above 5Mbps, according to an analysis based on almost 1.7m nationwide speed tests.
The government has pledged to make the UK the fastest broadband nation in Europe by 2015 but the uSwitch data suggests that there could still be some way to go.
Julia Stent, direc
UK home broadband speeds have increased 22% in the last 12 months, according to the latest audit of national connectivity from Ofcom - and it says not enough broadband consumers know they could upgrade to faster networks for little or no extra cost if they switched package or provider.
The comms watchdog's study found that, for the first time, more than half of UK residential broadband connections now have an advertised spe
Virgin Media will double the speed of its broadband service for more than four million of its customers, the company has said.
The upgrade, which begins in February, will also see the service's top speed increase from 100Mbps to 120Mbps.