The British telecom operator Ofcom is getting ready to grant the licence to Everything Everywhere (EE) (a joint venture between Orange and T-Mobile) that aims to make 4G operational in Q3, 2012 at the latest. EE currently has 27 million users and is currently the biggest mobile operator in the UK. Deutsche Telekom and French Telecom have 50% ownership in EE.
It is reported that EE has allocated £1.5B to spend on this project. Olaf Swantee (CEO EE) stated that although the UK was behind in 4G compared to the rest of the world, it was the responsibility of EE to take the necessary steps forward to prepare the country to the digital future.Following the successful field trials in Cornwall, the company is keen in expanding its 4G investments.
Although UK was the leading country in mobile communication technologies for a long time. However, with the 4G roll out in the USA, China and some of the other European countries, this picture has changed.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.