The bidders for the UK’s 4G bandwidth have been announced, with BT and a Buckinghamshire telecoms company amongst the more familiar names of the major UK networks. The auction for a bit swathe of the UK’s spectrum (800 MHz and 2.6GHz) occurs early next year, and communications regulator Ofcom has named the seven bidders for the sections of spectrum. The main networks are present and accounted for, including EE – which already holds the honour of the UK’s first 4G network, Vodafone, O2 (Telefonica) and Three (Hutchison Whampoa)
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How the Rural-Urban Divide Plays Out on Digital Platforms
It is one thing for entrepreneurs, whether urban or rural, to create and operate an online store, as some digital platforms have made it relatively easy to manage an e-store – even by using just a smartphone.
Thailand’s internet economy to hit US$53 billion in 2025
New users in Southeast Asia are coming online at a blistering pace, adding 40M new Internet users this year alone compared to 100M between 2015 and 2019 and 70% of the region’s population is now online.
Southeast Asia’s Internet sectors continue to see strong growth, hitting $100 billion in 2020, and are on track to cross $300 billion by 2025 stated a report by Google, Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and business consultants Bain & Co.
Southeast Asia’s internet economy hits $100 billion
The two pacesetters in the region are Indonesia and Vietnam, which lead the pack with growth rates in excess of 40% a year.
The internet economies in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines are growing by between 20% and 30% annually, with no signs of slowing down, according to Google and Temasek multi-year research program.
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