Qualcomm joins calls for 4G spectrum rollout in UK

Qualcomm joins calls for 4G spectrum rollout in UK

Qualcomm is the latest firm to lend its support to the push for a fast rollout of the 4G spectrum in the UK.

It joins the likes of O2 and Vodafone, who both recently announced plans to pool their resources in a bid to boost connectivity to the super-fast network across Britain by 2015.

Speaking in San Diego, Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Internet Services and senior vice president of Software Strategy, said: "The process by the government to make available a frequency band for LT, that's really what's missing because the UK is a very developed market, so carriers are available, devices are available, [a] subscriber [base] interested in mobile broadband is available, so all the elements are there."

He went on to say that the UK is a "very important market" and that the firm would like to see a 4G network up-and-running sooner rather than later.

The introduction of 4G in the UK has been discussed for a number of years and has been delayed by a raft of regulatory issues.