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bt uk mobile tower logo

30th April, 2015 - 1:10 pm (1 Comment)

In an entirely unsurprising development the shareholders of BT have today voted in favour of the operators £12.5bn move to buy mobile operator EE from current owners Deutsche Telekom (Germany) and Orange (France), although the final regulatory approval will take a lot longer to achieve and may extract concessions.

wireless broadband internet mast

30th April, 2015 - 9:27 am (8 Comments)

Telecoms analysts at Ovum have claimed that Mobile Network Operators, such as Three UK, Vodafone, EE and O2 in the United Kingdom, could potentially cut costs and adopt a pure 4G (LTE) focus by switching off their legacy 2G and 3G platforms by 2020. But it might not be quite so simple.

ee uk logo

27th April, 2015 - 8:32 am (0 Comments)

The impending acquisition of EE by BT isn’t putting a dampener on the operators growth, with their latest Q1-2015 results showing a +50k increase in fixed line home broadband subscribers to total 884,000 (the best growth yet; up from +41k in Q4 2014, +18k in Q3-2014 and +30k in Q2-2014). Meanwhile 4G coverage and uptake is also booming.

fibre topic cable red fiberevolution.com

24th April, 2015 - 3:26 pm (16 Comments)

Who? A strange and unexpected press release just crossed our desk, which stems from a company in the Netherlands that we’ve not heard of before, Angie Communications. Essentially they plan to “aggressively” rollout a 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to 3 million premises and make “4.5G” and 5G mobile broadband available to 95% and 90% of the UK respectively by 2021.

mobile broadband uk

24th April, 2015 - 10:16 am (0 Comments)

A new RootMetrics study has attempted to identify the fastest UK Mobile Broadband operators for travellers making use of London City Airport (LCY). Unsurprisingly EE came top, delivering the fastest median download and upload speeds at 16.1Mbps and 26.2Mbps respectively.

gci ranking 2015

23rd April, 2015 - 11:02 am (2 Comments)

The annual Global Connectivity Index from Huawei, which claims to offer a quantitative assessment of connectivity and its value from both national and industrial perspectives, reports that the United Kingdom has dropped to 5th place due to weaknesses with “low cable infrastructure” and rural Mobile Broadband coverage.

three uk mobile broadband

23rd April, 2015 - 7:37 am (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has announced that the average 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband download speeds on their network are now reaching 17.8Mbps (up from 10.7Mbps in December 2014) and that the roll-out of Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and low frequency 800MHz spectrum will begin during September 2015.

telephone support rage and complaints

21st April, 2015 - 10:30 am (10 Comments)

A recently published White Paper by the 4G fixed wireless broadband ISP Relish (UK Broadband Ltd.), which offers speeds of up to 50Mbps across parts of central London, has rather shakily predicted that fixed landlines will be “non-existent” in the office and will be “virtually extinct” in the home come 2025.

ee_sim_mobile_broadband

7th April, 2015 - 9:08 am (14 Comments)

EE has beaten Vodafone to the punch by becoming the first primary Mobile Network Operator in the United Kingdom to launch a practically seamless WiFi calling service, which means that customers who can’t get a good cell signal can still make calls.. so long as there’s a usable WiFi network nearby.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

26th March, 2015 - 11:44 am (12 Comments)

The Government’s agreement with mobile operators (i.e. Three UK, O2, EE and Vodafone) to extend the geographic coverage of 2G (voice and text) networks from 80% today to 90% by 2017 (the target for 3G and 4G is 85%) appears to have suffered another blow after operators were warned that they might not be allowed to build taller masts.

bt uk isp logo

25th March, 2015 - 9:07 am (16 Comments)

BT has today taken the wraps off their new 4G consumer mobile phone service (BTMobile), which is underpinned by EE’s national network and will turn the United Kingdom’s largest telecoms operator into a quad-play monster. The new SIM-Only tariffs start from just £5 a month for their existing broadband customers (prices rise by £5 for non-BT subscribers).

three uk mobile broadband

24th March, 2015 - 6:33 pm (7 Comments)

The parent company of mobile operator Three UK, Hutchison Whampoa, has confirmed that they’ve finally reached a “definitive agreement” to buy O2 UK from debt-laden Telefonica for the previously touted price of £10.25 Billion (cash). But we’re still not sure where the long-term advantage can be found.

wireless_mobile_network_operator_uk_mast

24th March, 2015 - 3:08 pm (0 Comments)

A new Deloitte report, which was commissioned by the Mobile Operators Association, has claimed that up to £270m could be saved by updating the current Electronic Communications Code so that UK mobile operators can improve their network coverage without having to pay huge fees to install wireless masts on private land.

wireless_rural_broadband_field_mast

24th March, 2015 - 10:47 am (13 Comments)

The Swindon Borough Council’s recently approved a £1.9m project with UKB Networks Ltd., which will push “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) coverage out to 99.4% of local premises by 2016 via a fixed wireless 4G (LTE) network instead of BT’s fixed line hybrid-fibre (FTTC/P) infrastructure, is facing a challenge from rival politicians.

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