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6th July, 2015 - 8:47 am (7 Comments)

A recently elected Highlands MP in Scotland, Drew Hendry (SNP), has called for a radical change in Ofcom’s regulatory policy that would allow UK mobile phone customers to exit their contracts without penalty if they suffered from poor or no signal coverage. But notspots or areas of weak signal are common.

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1st July, 2015 - 9:43 am (0 Comments)

BT has tweaked some of their Internet and mobile package features and prices by adding 1000 minutes to the BTMobile 2GB tariff, cutting the cost of their superfast Unlimited BTInfinity (FTTC) service to just £12.50 a month and returning Sainsbury’s vouchers worth £75 to £125 to their home broadband deals.

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25th June, 2015 - 8:14 am (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has come top in the latest RootMetrics study of Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance for the United Kingdom’s capital city of London, with the operator reporting the fastest median download speed of 25.4Mbps and the fastest uploads of 19.3Mbps. Vodafone was a distant 2nd.

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24th June, 2015 - 11:30 am (0 Comments)

The latest global Q1 2015 State of the Internet report from Akamai has revealed that the world’s average fixed line broadband download speed is now 5Mbps (up by 10% since Q4 2014), while the United Kingdom increased by 6.7% in the quarter to 11.6Mbps. Overall the UK is now the 21st fastest in the world, which is down three places from the end of 2014.


23rd June, 2015 - 8:11 am (0 Comments)

The International Telecommunication Union has put a lid on the debate over the peak performance capabilities of future 5G (IMT-2020) based Mobile Broadband technology by defining its top speed as 20Gbps (Gigabits per second), which is 20 times faster than the 4G (IMT-Advanced) rate of 1Gbps.

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22nd June, 2015 - 4:26 pm (2 Comments)

Vodafone has announced that their Rural Open Sure Signal (Femtocell) technology has been expanded to help the isolated “not-spot” community of Broad Chalke in Wiltshire (England) to receive a 3G based Mobile Broadband and voice service.


19th June, 2015 - 10:49 am (0 Comments)

Efforts by the Government to force UK mobile operators into offering universal coverage have been dealt a blow after the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that such a legally binding Universal Service Obligation (USO) cannot, under current EU rules, be forced upon providers.

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17th June, 2015 - 10:08 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator O2, which is currently in the process of being gobbled by the parent of Three UK for £10.25bn (here), has picked Ciena’s 6500 converged packet optical solutions to help it roll-out a new 100G (Gigabits) based backbone network around major cities, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

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16th June, 2015 - 9:41 am (0 Comments)

A new report from Juniper Research has predicted that Mobile Network Operators (MNO) will offload 60% of their Smartphone and Tablet based Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) data traffic to WiFi networks by 2019 (equivalent to 115,000 Petabytes), which is up almost four-fold from 30,000PB this year.

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15th June, 2015 - 10:39 am (25 Comments)

The British Bankers Association has called on the Government to invest more money into delivering universal broadband and mobile connectivity to plug not-spots and thus allow more customers to take advantage of mobile and Internet banking, which is becoming increasingly popular.

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12th June, 2015 - 9:06 am (3 Comments)

Mobile reception when on-board one of the United Kingdom’s many train services is, more often than not, a mixed bag where patches of good reception can quickly evaporate into nothing to interrupt your entertainment or work flow. As such the Department for Transport has launched a new consultation with the aim of finding a solution.

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9th June, 2015 - 1:32 pm (6 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority has predictably approved last month’s request by BT for their £12.5bn merger with mobile telecoms giant EE to be “fast-tracked” to a full in-depth phase 2 investigation of the acquisition, which should save a little time.


5th June, 2015 - 7:57 am (3 Comments)

How do you expand rural mobile network coverage (2G, 3G and 4G) without causing annoyance to locals or triggering unfounded fears of brain melting radiation? Vodafone’s answer is simple, hide everything inside an otherwise unassuming bird box.


4th June, 2015 - 10:56 am (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator has today signalled the start of yet another strategic review, which this time will examine the radio spectrum use of space-based science and satellite communication services. Ofcom’s review could affect the future availability of frequencies for 5G and other broadband technologies.

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