Four of the UK’s largest mobile service providers have come together in a bid to speed up the rollout of 4G in the UK.
EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have formed a new company in conjunction with the UK government and communications regulator Ofcom. The company’s primary mandate is to ensure that consumers continue to receive Freeview TV signals unimpeded by LTE networks.
The company is named Digital Mobile Spectrum Ltd (DMS) and will be headed in the interim by current chairman of payments regulator PhonepayPlus, Andrew Pinder. The company was formed after a series of peace talks between the network competitors this onth, which where presided over by Culture Secretary Maria Miller. More at IT Portal.
Surprising, but makes a lot of sense.