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London to get more spectrum, Tube Wi-Fi for Olympics

01/24, 4:20pm

Ofcom and TfL to brace London for Olympic data

Two organizations are working to brace London's mobile data networks for the expected impact of the summer Olympics this year. Regulator Ofcom has planned to increase the amount of available wireless spectrum for 3G in the city. Among the efforts, it plans to borrow airwave access from government bodies like the Ministry of Defence, to exploit unlicensed bands, and to use frequencies going up for auction but which won't be used until 2013.

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