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o2 uk

22nd July, 2014 - 2:51 pm (1 Comment)

O2 UK, which might soon find itself in hot water with the advertising watchdog.. again, has launched an enhanced O2 Travel add-on that claims to give existing pay monthly customers access to uncapped Mobile Broadband data usage (or 50MB on pay-as-you-go) while roaming in Europe for just £1.99 per day. Naturally there’s a catch.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

22nd July, 2014 - 2:06 pm (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that it will shortly begin expanding the use of their Open Sure Signal (Femtocell) technology in order to make 3G based Mobile Broadband and voice calling services available in up to 100 new rural communities across the United Kingdom.

three uk mobile broadband

17th July, 2014 - 7:49 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Three UK has signed an agreement with Virgin Media that will enable their customers to access the cable operators WiFi wireless Internet network at 137 London Underground stations for free, just as Vodafone, EE and O2 already can. The provider has also refreshed their SIM-Only plans with better Mobile Broadband allowances.

wireless mobile mast

15th July, 2014 - 1:55 pm (3 Comments)

The National Parks England (NPE) and UK Mobile Operators Association (MOA) have reached a new “landmark agreement” that aims to boost the coverage of mobile phone and Mobile Broadband connectivity in protected rural areas, albeit while also “minimising any adverse environmental impacts” and working “proactively and pragmatically in order to achieve these aims“.


14th July, 2014 - 1:32 am (7 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) looks set to ban an add-on service from Lycamobile, which perhaps misleadingly claimed to offer “UNLIMITED 4G DATA“, after the mobile operator failed to respond to the advertising watchdogs enquiries.

mobile broadband uk

10th July, 2014 - 2:45 pm (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has come top in a new Road Trip 2014 study of Mobile Broadband performance, which among other things found that the provider delivered both the fastest average 3G (4.48Mbps DOWN and 1.4Mbps UP) and 4G (6.19Mbps DOWN and 1.54Mbps UP) based mobile Internet speeds. Meanwhile EE was a close second.

postoffice uk broadband

8th July, 2014 - 12:27 pm (0 Comments)

In an unsurprising move the Post Office has confirmed that their existing fixed line broadband and phone services, which are now predominantly supplied by TalkTalk’s platform after last year’s traumatic move away from BT (here), will soon be complement by a mobile product thanks to their new Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) deal with EE.

notspot INCA superfast broadband

7th July, 2014 - 9:37 am (3 Comments)

Residents of Keswick, a small market town in remote rural Cumbria (England), have been left without access to vital services (e.g. pension and cash withdrawals) for two weeks after the areas local Post Office closed for a refit and the temporary mobile facility that was setup outside found itself unable to function due to a poor “broadband signal“.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

7th July, 2014 - 8:55 am (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has launched WorldTraveller, which for £5 inc. VAT extra per day will allow pay-monthly customers (including business travellers on certain price plans) to take their existing data (Mobile Broadband), voice and text allowances to a number of major destinations outside of Europe (e.g. the USA and South Africa). Calls and texts received are also free.

uk train

7th July, 2014 - 7:47 am (1 Comment)

In an odd twist the Government’s Department for Transport has said that a multi-million pound fine, which is being imposed upon state-owned Network Rail for missing performance targets (the penalty could be worth up to £70m), will be used to help fund a £90m investment into rolling out free superfast wifi Internet access on the busiest train routes.

ericsson 5g at 5000mbps demo

3rd July, 2014 - 8:08 am (4 Comments)

Telecoms giants Ericsson and Japanese operator NTT DOCOMO have taken their experimental 5G based Mobile Broadband technology a step forward by conducting one of the first live, over-the-air, demonstrations of the new service running at speeds of 5.8Gbps (Gigabits per second) using the 15GHz band of radio spectrum.

european union map flag

1st July, 2014 - 1:27 am (0 Comments)

Europe might still be attempting to kill off mobile txt, voice and Internet (data) roaming charges for good but in the meantime it’s worth remembering that the previous regulation will today result in another fall in prices across the continent, which will also impact the United Kingdom.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

30th June, 2014 - 9:09 am (0 Comments)

Some years have passed since Manx Telecom‘s first trial of 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband technology on the Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency) in 2011 (here) and now they’re planning to make the “superfast” service available to 95% of the Islands population at “no extra cost” (so long as you already have a 4G ready handset).

superfast 4gee

30th June, 2014 - 1:09 am (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (4GEE) has informed ISPreview.co.uk that they “don’t expect” to be making their new 300Mbps 4G (LTE-Advanced) based Mobile Broadband service commercially available in 2014 as originally planned, although a good amount of central London will be covered as part of the on-going trials and download speeds of “well over” 100Mbps are being recorded.

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