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o2 uk

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.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

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.

ee uk logo

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)


22nd January, 2015 - 7:08 am (1 Comment)

A team of international scientists working out of Lancaster University in England have officially kicked off a new consortium called TWEETHER, which aims to harness the millimetre wave (mmW) radio spectrum (specifically 92-95GHz) in order to develop a new wireless network that could offer economical broadband connectivity with a capacity up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second).

vodafone uk mobile broadband

21st January, 2015 - 1:26 pm (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has today reportedly announced the final batch of 40 rural communities across the United Kingdom that will soon start to receive improved 3G based mobile broadband and voice network coverage via their on-going Rural Open Sure Signal project. But where are they?


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).


19th January, 2015 - 1:08 pm (0 Comments)

Approximately 0.5% of EE’s total customer base in the United Kingdom, specifically those who used Mobile Broadband / Mobile Data while roaming outside of Europe between October 2012 and October 2014, will received a credit refund of between £2 and £80 per customer after the operator wrongly charged Value Added Tax (VAT) on their Data Roaming bundle.

5g uk mobile broadband

16th January, 2015 - 11:11 am (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has started a new consultation that seeks feedback on whether radio spectrum bands above 6GHz could be used for the future 5th generation (5G) of ultrafast Mobile Broadband connectivity, which many predict will be able to offer peak / shared performance of up to or beyond 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) by around 2020.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

13th January, 2015 - 2:05 pm (9 Comments)

The CEO of mobile operator Vodafone UK, Jeroen Hoencamp, has moved to defend the performance of their 4G (LTE) Mobile Broadband network by saying that Internet “speed only gets you so far” and “the reality is that you don’t currently need anything beyond 20Mbps [Megabits per second] on a mobile device“.


13th January, 2015 - 11:53 am (6 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents tens of thousands of landowners across both England and Wales, appears to have reversed its earlier support for the Government’s plan to improve geographic mobile network coverage (2G, 3G and 4G). At the heart of the problem is a change to regulate the price that landowners can charge telecoms operators for access.

ee uk logo

9th January, 2015 - 9:17 am (9 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced that their “superfast” 4G (LTE at 1800MHz, 800MHz and 2.6GHz) based Mobile Broadband network is now available to 80% of the United Kingdom’s population, which should reach 98% by the end of 2015.

internet download and upload speed arrows

27th December, 2014 - 1:03 am (5 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk takes a look back at how the top fastest and largest national Mobile Broadband (3G/4G) and Home Broadband providers have performed over the last quarter. Overall Virgin Media still tops the fixed line table with an average Internet download speed of 53.20Mbps (unchanged from Q3 2014), while Vodafone delivered the best mobile performance at 13.78Mbps.

superfast 4gee

23rd December, 2014 - 9:36 am (12 Comments)

EE’s plan to introduce a new 400Mbps capable variant of their latest LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) based 4G network at Wembley stadium in 2015 have taken a step forward. The mobile operator confirmed that it had conducted a successfully LTE Category 9 Carrier Aggregation Interoperability Test with Qualcomm and Huawei, which delivered peak download speeds of 410 Megabits per second.


18th December, 2014 - 7:56 am (16 Comments)

The Government has agreed to drop its controversial push for a National Roaming policy to resolve “partial not-spots” in favour of a new commitment by Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE to extend their geographic network coverage (voice and text) of the United Kingdom from 80% today to 90% by 2017. Sadly data (3G and 4G – Mobile Broadband) coverage will only be pushed to 85%.

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