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3rd March, 2015 - 9:18 am (1 Comment)

The Government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has officially launched a public consultation on their plans to update the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) in order to make it clearer and easier for communications infrastructure developers (mobile telecoms and fixed broadband providers etc.) to build new networks, particularly on private land.


27th February, 2015 - 9:22 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator EE, which could shortly become a part of the BT Group, has announced that their long planned trial of ultrafast 400Mbps capable 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) based Mobile Broadband technology with Qualcomm and Huawei, which they’ve dubbed 4G+, will next month go live at Wembley Stadium in London.

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19th February, 2015 - 12:02 pm (5 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media Business has signed a new partnership with Arqiva that will help to improve the coverage and performance of 4G mobile connectivity in city centres across the United Kingdom, particularly in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Southampton.

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19th February, 2015 - 8:03 am (1 Comment)

The national telecoms regulator has today carried out its promise to once again review the plans for a massive hike in annual licence fees on the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands, but they’ve also been quick to warn that the recent coverage agreement between mobile operators and the Government is “unlikely to have a material effect“.

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11th February, 2015 - 11:35 am (8 Comments)

Mobile operator EE, which is currently in the process of being gobbled up by BT (here), has today announced that it will be investing a total of £1.5bn between now and 2017 in order to expand the coverage and speed of their 4G (LTE) based mobile network. The move also includes ensuring that 90% of the UK can access their “double speed” service.

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9th February, 2015 - 8:45 am (2 Comments)

Measurements of mobile Internet speed taken during the course of last year by UK and EU users of the free Netradar.org app have shown that the United Kingdom scored an average download rate of 5Mbps (Megabits per second), which places us below France (8.4Mbps), Germany (6.1Mbps), Italy (5.4Mbps) and many others. In addition, Three UK delivered the fastest speeds for Britain.

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5th February, 2015 - 7:55 am (35 Comments)

After several weeks of exclusive talks BT has today announced that they’ve “agreed definitive” terms to acquire national mobile operator EE for £12.5bn, which is to be payable as a combination of cash and new BT ordinary shares issued to both of EE’s joint owners Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and Orange (France).

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3rd February, 2015 - 2:40 pm (0 Comments)

Cisco has today published their annual Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2014 – 2019), which reported that mobile data traffic in the United Kingdom reached 74.2 PetaBytes (PB) per month in 2014 (0.9 Exabytes per year) and this will rise to 634.4PB by 2019 (7.6 Exabytes per year). Internet video traffic continues to be the main driver.


2nd February, 2015 - 10:41 am (14 Comments)

As expected Ofcom has started to put the recent coverage agreement between Mobile Network Operators (MNO) and the Government into practice by introducing a new licence variation(s) that commits Three UK, EE, O2 and Vodafone to provide voice coverage across 90% of the United Kingdom’s landmass by the end of 2017.

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29th January, 2015 - 12:41 pm (2 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today announced a new multi-year wholesale partnership with mobile operator Telefonica UK (O2) that will allow the ISP to offer a new range quad-play bundles to their customers, including 2G, 3G and 4G (Mobile Broadband) based mobile tariffs.

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23rd January, 2015 - 7:35 am (7 Comments)

The Spanish owner of mobile network operator O2 UK, Telefonica, has confirmed that they’ve entered into an “exclusivity agreement” with Hutchison Whampoa (the parent of rival mobile operator Three UK) to buy the provider for £10.25bn in cash. Unless the talks fail, which at this stage seems unlikely, then Three UK will ultimately end up merging with O2.

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22nd January, 2015 - 10:58 am (1 Comment)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents thousands of landowners from across England and Wales, appears to have partially won its recent complaint against the Government’s proposal to regulate the price that landowners can charge telecoms operators for access to their land.

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22nd January, 2015 - 10:14 am (0 Comments)

Customers of EE’s mobile network, especially those trying to access Mobile Broadband (data) services, are reporting sporadic connectivity problems from various locations across the United Kingdom; although most appear to be centred on London (probably due to its huge population)


20th January, 2015 - 8:28 am (1 Comment)

Relish, a London-based and focused 4G fixed wireless superfast broadband ISP, has continued to highlight the high cost of landline phone rental by claiming that 30% of UK adults do not know how much they are spending on their landline and estimate their monthly expenditure at £11.39 (well below the £16.77 average of the big ISPs).

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