Line rental and connection charges will be free, with Digital City UK hoping that users will upgrade to a subsidised 20mb subscription service.
Motorola is testing 4G, also known as LTE – the Long-Term Evolution of 3G, at its lab in Swindon. The trials are using 2.6GHz spectrum, just above the range used by Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (2.4GHz).
4G is competing with WiMax to replace 3G as the communications standard for the next generation of mobile phones. Vodafone’s also testing a 4G service, but it’s unlikely that consumers will start seeing this technology for at least a few years.
(via Computer Weekly)
Five years after its inception, the Museum of Computing could be about to close due to the University of Bath leaving the Oakfield campus in Swindon, where the collection of old tech is housed.
The museum houses over 2,000 exhibits, 85% of which still work, along with piles of software, books, manuals, magazines, and other paraphernalia…