Friday, October 14, 2011
Mobile Magazine reports that "London mayor Boris Johnson, Three CEO David Dyson and others have warned that London will run out of mobile capacity within a year, and that the influx of visitors to the 2012 Olympics was likely to crash the existing networks".
"Ofcom said Wi-Fi offered ‘some potential’ for offloading traffic, but claimed the 4G auction, which has been delayed by the threat of legal action by the network operators, and subsequent introduction of LTE would prove a ‘step change’ in network capacity .. Rupert Baines, a spokesman for Picochip, thinks Ofcom is misstating the situation. ‘Wi-Fi and LTE are complementary technologies, and cable is crucial to both, which means network owners have to deal with a portfolio of technologies".
See "London faces mobile capacity crisis" - here.