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27th September, 2016 - 10:30 am (5 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today launched its first “crowdsourced research project“, which asks owners of Android Smartphones’ to download its new Ofcom Mobile Research app, which will help them to build up a more accurate picture of Mobile and WiFi network performance across the United Kingdom.


22nd September, 2016 - 1:14 pm (3 Comments)

EE has announced that they’ve switched-on their 4G Mobile network for premises on the remote Inner Hebrides Isle of Coll, which is home to just a couple of hundred people. Mind you they weren’t the first to do this (Vodafone has had a community supported 4G service on the island since 2015).

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21st September, 2016 - 12:29 pm (3 Comments)

The European Commission has today proposed a revised Fair Use Policy (FUP) for their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which replaces the one that was withdrawn almost as soon as it was announced.

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17th September, 2016 - 8:19 am (3 Comments)

Tucked deep within the new Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 is a measure that will give Ofcom enough power to impose a financial penalty (worth up to 10% of a company’s gross revenue) on Mobile Network Operators’ (MNO) or Fixed Wireless ISPs that fail to deliver on a coverage obligation.


14th September, 2016 - 12:26 pm (17 Comments)

The European Commission has officially unveiled its future Connectivity proposals, which among other things include a new target for “all European households” to get a minimum Internet download speed of 100Mbps+ by 2025, with businesses and the public sector being told to expect 1Gbps+.


13th September, 2016 - 1:49 pm (3 Comments)

Wait.. T-Mobile, aren’t they dead? Apparently not because EE has started informing some of their legacy pay-as-you-go using T-Mobile customers that the price of a 30 days, 30 days rolling or 6 month Internet data booster add-on will double in price from 10th October 2016.


13th September, 2016 - 10:15 am (1 Comment)

RootMetrics have today published their latest report into the Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance of network operators EE, Three UK, O2 and Vodafone across 16 of the United Kingdom’s primary cities. Overall Liverpool came top of the table, while Hull is still stuck at the bottom.


12th September, 2016 - 1:56 pm (2 Comments)

The European Union’s plan to end mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowances will come from your domestic plan), which will also apply to the UK until we leave in a few years’ time, has been thrown into confusion after a key part of the policy was withdrawn.

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8th September, 2016 - 10:46 am (4 Comments)

After a long wait Virgin Media has finally confirmed that their EE powered Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform, Virgin Mobile, will finally be fully upgraded to support the latest 4G (LTE) technology from next month.

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6th September, 2016 - 2:53 pm (13 Comments)

The CEO of mobile operator Three UK, David Dyson, has once again called on Ofcom to level the market by limiting BT’s (EE) ability to bid on new radio spectrum in the forthcoming auction of airwaves for the higher frequency 2.3GHz (2350 – 2390MHz) and 3.4GHz (3410 – 3600MHz) bands.


6th September, 2016 - 10:03 am (23 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has announced that their 4G+ based Mobile Broadband network is being upgraded to support the latest Cat 9 LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology, which can theoretically support Internet speeds of up to 450Mbps by combining multiple spectrum bands.

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31st August, 2016 - 11:43 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has suffered a blow after the High Court rejected their challenge against Ofcom’s proposed hike to annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands. The outcome could result in price rises and threaten the Government’s £5bn deal to extend geographic mobile coverage to 90%.


25th August, 2016 - 8:17 am (0 Comments)

Researchers working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a more efficient way of coordinating multiple wireless broadband routers at the same time by using their new MegaMIMO 2.0 technology, which could deliver three times faster WiFi speeds and double the range.

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19th August, 2016 - 12:31 pm (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has called on Ofcom to grant a variation of its spectrum access licence in the 2100MHz band, which would allow them to use it for rolling out 4G (LTE) services via the unpaired frequencies of 1899.9 – 1909.9MHz. At present the band is only used for older 3G technology.

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