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11th January, 2017 - 10:08 am (3 Comments)

A noticeable number of customers who have decided to adopt Plusnet’s new EE (BT) MVNO powered Mobile network service, which launched last November 2016 (here), have complained about being unable to access 3G / 4G data (Mobile Broadband) connectivity for several days.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th January, 2017 - 10:44 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today confirmed that their Virgin Mobile network in the United Kingdom will, as part of a new 5-year agreement, continue to harness EE’s (BT) Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform in order to deliver 3G and 4G based mobile services.

Sky Mobile UK

6th January, 2017 - 8:11 am (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this week confirmed that their new Sky Mobile service is now available for anybody to buy, after initially only being made available to Sky’s existing customers and those who pre-registered. However the new service might not seem terribly attractive unless you also take Sky TV.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

29th December, 2016 - 2:24 am (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has informed ISPreview.co.uk that 25.76 million devices (e.g. Internet-connected TVs, Tablets and Smartphones) were used across 4,952,236 active broadband connections via their network during Christmas Day (up 8% on 2015), which occurred between 5pm and 10pm.

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16th December, 2016 - 1:52 pm (1 Comment)

Ofcom’s new Smartphone Cities study has examined the Mobile Broadband performance of 4G network operators O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone across 7 of the United Kingdom’s major cities (Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Sheffield and Southampton). Overall EE was the fastest.


8th December, 2016 - 2:06 pm (0 Comments)

The European Commission has today clarified the safeguards (“fair use policy“) that will exist alongside their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowance used will come from your domestic plan).

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1st December, 2016 - 3:17 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has introduced the ‘Travel Data Pass‘ to replace their old ‘Euro Data Pass‘ for Pay Monthly customers, which makes it cheaper to use Mobile Broadband while roaming around an additional 11 countries (including several outside of the EU, such as Australia, UAE, USA, Canada and Thailand).

three uk mobile broadband

29th November, 2016 - 1:15 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK is being investigated by Ofcom after the operator voluntarily notified the UK telecoms regulator about a “temporary reduction in the availability of its network“, which may have hindered the ability of some customers to contact the Emergency Services (police, fire, ambulance etc.).

wireless mobile mast

23rd November, 2016 - 12:08 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile network operator EE (BT) has today called on the market to get “Clear on Coverage” by making geographic coverage the default industry standard measurement, as opposed to the traditional and more optimistic use of population cover. Mind you EE does have a big advantage here.


17th November, 2016 - 8:12 am (7 Comments)

The company behind the popular Speedtest.net service, Ookla, has published its annual ‘Speedtest┬« Market Report‘ for the United Kingdom and revealed that we rank just 30th in the world for average fixed line broadband speeds (Virgin Media is the fastest ISP) and 32nd for Mobile Broadband (EE is top).

plusnet uk

14th November, 2016 - 8:01 am (7 Comments)

Internet provider Plusnet has today announced that they’re finally adding a 4G based Mobile service to their portfolio of broadband, phone and TV products, which will be born out of the acquisition of LIFE Mobile’s customer base on 29th November 2016.

best isp gold award

7th November, 2016 - 8:36 am (0 Comments)

A new study of Mobile Network Operator performance in the United Kingdom by P3 communications has named EE and Vodafone as joint winners after both tied the top spot in their examination of data (Mobile Broadband) and voice related network quality; both received 803 points out of a possible 1,000.

ee uk logo map

3rd November, 2016 - 8:18 am (6 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has revealed that they’ve “switched on” IPv6 Internet addresses for new subscribers during 2016 H2 (a mix of dual-stack with IPv4 and some IPv6-only), at least for those with supporting devices (legacy devices remain on IPv4). Work will now begin to migrate their existing users.

wireless rural broadband field mast

2nd November, 2016 - 2:47 pm (8 Comments)

The Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) group, which claims to be a “unified voice” for all those who own land and rural businesses in Scotland, has criticised the UK Government’s proposals for making it easier and cheaper to build new fixed line broadband and mobile infrastructure on their property.

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