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farming uk rural areas

20th July, 2017 - 10:34 am (10 Comments)

A new survey conducted by the National Farmers Union with 800 farmers across the United Kingdom has found that just 6% have access to “superfast” broadband download speeds and 85% have an “unreliable” outdoor mobile phone signal.

ofcom mobile network tracking uk

16th June, 2017 - 11:19 am (1 Comment)

Ofcom has used crowd-sourced data collected from 4,288 users of their Smartphone app to reveal that 72% of users in UK urban areas were satisfied with their overall mobile service, although this falls to just 56% in rural areas. Elsewhere WiFi gave the best YouTube speed (average of 6.6Mbps).

three uk mobile broadband

16th June, 2017 - 9:47 am (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today hit mobile operator Three UK with a fine of £1,890,000 after its network was temporarily unable to provide customers in Kent, Hampshire and parts of London with access to the emergency services (police, fire etc.), which wasn’t helped by reliance on a single data centre.

euros currency

15th June, 2017 - 12:01 am (4 Comments)

From today anybody choosing to use their Mobile phone (SIM) to make calls, text or use data (Mobile Broadband) while roaming around the European Union should be able to do so for the same price as they pay their UK operator (i.e. no extra roaming charges), albeit with a few caveats for data.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

1st June, 2017 - 11:18 am (3 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Mobile (Virgin Media) can now benefit from a year’s worth of free access to Mobile security software from F-Secure (F-Secure SAFE and F-Secure KEY Premium Password Manager), which can be installed on up to 5 devices.

ships at sea cruise ship

31st May, 2017 - 1:05 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has proposed to make it easier for ships to support on-board use of Mobile devices (e.g. handsets and tablets), without the need for a wireless telegraphy licence, in the 3G and 4G radio spectrum bands.

london underground tube trains

31st May, 2017 - 10:42 am (0 Comments)

Transport for London (Tfl) has announced the start of their hunt for a supplier to build a new network that can offer 4G Mobile reception on the London Underground (Tube), with the procurement process being set to begin after the 8th June General Election.

award golden cup for top broadband isp

30th May, 2017 - 7:47 am (5 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their first 2017 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Giffgaff top with a customer score of 81%. Sadly Vodafone and EE could both be found languishing at the bottom of the table on 50% (tied).


12th May, 2017 - 12:37 pm (7 Comments)

A new survey of 1,465 UK businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 70% of firms have suffered Mobile “not spots” (no signal) or “partial not-spots” (basic cover via only some networks), while 91% of those who suffered such issues are rural based (falls to 56% for urban firms).

o2 uk mobile sim

9th May, 2017 - 1:52 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has today become the latest to confirm that existing subscribers will, effective from 15th June 2017, be able to use their 2G, 3G or 4G Pay Monthly, Pay As You Go and Business tariff’s inclusive calls, texts and data bundles while travelling around Europe “at no extra cost.”

ee sim mobile broadband

4th May, 2017 - 9:07 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today stolen a march on the EU’s forthcoming removal of roaming charges next month by announcing that all existing Pay Monthly and pre-paid Pay As You Go (PAYG) subscribers will soon enjoy roaming to 47 European destinations “at no extra charge“.

vodafone sure signal v3

24th April, 2017 - 10:59 am (5 Comments)

Owners of Vodafone’s older £69 Sure Signal v3 devices, which use femtocell technology to boost indoor 3G mobile signals around your home, may be able to request a replacement after some customers reported that their kit “exploded” and “stopped with a loud band and smell of electrical burning.”


11th April, 2017 - 12:07 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has proposed to introduce a small but important change that would make it easier and cheaper for aircraft to support the use of on-board mobile devices (e.g. handsets, tablets, laptops) in the 2G, 3G and 4G radio spectrum bands.

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

5th April, 2017 - 1:09 pm (7 Comments)

At present it’s unlawful (unless approved by a Mobile Network Operator) for consumers to use repeaters that boost and retransmit UK mobile signals, which can help indoor coverage but may also cause interference or other adverse effects for nearby customers. Ofcom now proposes to change this.


3rd March, 2017 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

At the start of this year we reported that TalkTalk were working on a “completely new” Mobile TV solution in order to replace or improve their TV Player app (here). The ISP has now confirmed this “large-scale update” and revealed some of its planned improvements.

world internet

23rd February, 2017 - 3:24 pm (4 Comments)

The latest ‘Global State of Mobile Networks’ report from OpenSignal, which pooled 19 billion data samples from over 1 million users and devices (e.g. Smartphones), has ranked the United Kingdom 26th fastest in the world for Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) with an overall speed of 15.13Mbps.


15th February, 2017 - 11:58 am (1 Comment)

Supermarket giant ASDA has today signed a revised deal with BT, which for the first time will allow their ASDA Mobile service to make use of the EE’s faster 4G network via an extension of their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement.

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