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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.

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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.


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.


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.

business broadband internet

23rd March, 2015 - 1:33 pm (1 Comment)

Communications and Internet provider UKB Networks Ltd. (HKT), which runs a number of 4G (LTE) fixed wireless broadband networks across the United Kingdom, has made a cash offer to buy Stafford-based fibre optic and wireless provider Keycom.


23rd March, 2015 - 8:39 am (0 Comments)

At present the next generation of 5G based Mobile Broadband networks haven’t even been defined and the first commercial services aren’t expected to surface until around 2020. But that hasn’t stopped the Government from putting an early investment towards the distant future 6th Generation (6G) replacement for 5G. Well, sort of.

fibre optic broadband cables

23rd March, 2015 - 7:52 am (3 Comments)

CityFibre has offered up a very practical example of the potentially negative impact on competition that it fears would be created by BT’s £12.5bn move to merge mobile operator EE into their business, which could directly threaten some of their Dark Fibre deals with mobile operators Three UK and EE.


22nd March, 2015 - 9:31 am (1 Comment)

BT’s share price is likely to continuing heading upwards next week after reports from industry sources suggested that the national UK telecoms giant would finally detail their plans to introduce a new consumer 4G mobile service, which alongside EE will aim to undercut rivals and initially only be offered to the ISPs existing broadband subscribers.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

19th March, 2015 - 5:23 pm (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has made the unsurprising announcement that their new 4G (LTE at 800MHz and 2.6GHz) based Mobile Broadband network will be expanded to reach more than 94% of the Welsh population, with Caerphilly, Cardiff, Connah’s Quay, Llanelli, Newport and Penarth being some of the latest to go live.

BT Centre in Newgate Street, London

16th March, 2015 - 7:52 pm (20 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched their “preliminary invitation to comment” on BT’s £12.5bn move to buy mobile operator EE, which will turn them into the United Kingdom’s biggest quad-play telecoms giant. Meanwhile rivals are demanding Dark Fibre access and other concessions.


12th March, 2015 - 10:27 am (4 Comments)

A new Arqiva commissioned survey of 2,000 UK residents has explored how consumers perceive public WiFi services vs 3G and 4G cellular network connectivity. The study found that almost two thirds (58%) of 4G subscribers would consider swapping to a different network provider if they supplied public WiFi access as part of their subscription package.


12th March, 2015 - 8:29 am (56 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator has today announced the start of a major strategic review into the country’s digital communications market, which could have significant implications. It will look at everything from competition and investment, to future innovation and the availability of broadband, phone and mobile services.


11th March, 2015 - 11:09 am (3 Comments)

Customers of EE’s recently launched TV (IPTV) service, which is best taken alongside their fixed line broadband and phone bundles, may be pleased to know that Sky’s popular online TV streaming product NOW TV has been added to the content roster alongside all the usual catch-up TV and Freeview channels.

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