British smartphone owners should get better access to 4G data in the next few years. Ofcom, the communications regulator, has announced consultation on a new auction of radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands. That 2.3GHz spectrum is already used for mobile data in 10 countries outside Europe including India, China and Australia. A significant number of existing handsets can already take advantage of the 2.3GHz spectrum, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and HTC Desire. The 3.4GHz band is already used for 4G broadband in six countries including the UK, Canada and Spain….
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