Feeds

UK relaxes 802.11a regs

Broadband a go-go

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Application security programs and practises

The UK Government is to open up part of the radio spectrum in a bid to encourage operators to deliver new broadband services.

The deregulation means that telecoms operators will be able to offer commercial broadband services through public networks without the need for a Wireless Telegraphy Act licence.

As a result, commercial network operators and other public and private users will be able to set up Radio Local Area Networks (RLANs) to operate 802.11a services in parts of the 5 GHz radio spectrum.

The changes will come into effect on 12 February.

If this relaxation of the rules is taken up then more "wireless hotspots" could spring up in hotels, airports, cafes and schools enabling people to access the Net using wireless broadband.

Said eminister Stephen Timms: "Opening up this radio spectrum will encourage telecoms operators to deliver new and innovative public services. It will offer the possibility of 'broadband on the go', with services based in public places." ®

HP ProLiant Gen8: Integrated lifecycle automation

More from The Register

next story
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Rural mobile coverage: Tweeting twits to join chirping tits in UK's national parks
Yup, someone IS gabbering behind you on the hiking trail
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Mobile application security vulnerability report
The alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, and the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.