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vodafone sure signal v3

24th April, 2017 - 10:59 am (4 Comments)

Owners of Vodafone’s older £69 Sure Signal v3 devices, which use femtocell technology to boost indoor 3G mobile signals around your home, may be able to request a replacement after some customers reported that their kit “exploded” and “stopped with a loud band and smell of electrical burning.”

united kingdom

21st April, 2017 - 11:23 am (0 Comments)

The latest April 2017 report from OpenSignal, which harnessed crowd-sourced data from 30,793 Smartphone users (535 million tests) to reveal how 4G and 3G based Mobile network availability and data speeds vary across the United Kingdom, has seen EE come top in almost every category.


11th April, 2017 - 12:07 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has proposed to introduce a small but important change that would make it easier and cheaper for aircraft to support the use of on-board mobile devices (e.g. handsets, tablets, laptops) in the 2G, 3G and 4G radio spectrum bands.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

6th April, 2017 - 1:08 pm (12 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published the results from their latest study, which reveals the 4G (LTE) network coverage of the United Kingdom’s four primary mobile operators, across 14 of the biggest cities. Unsurprisingly EE does the best in 13 of the 14 metro areas tested.

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

5th April, 2017 - 1:09 pm (7 Comments)

At present it’s unlawful (unless approved by a Mobile Network Operator) for consumers to use repeaters that boost and retransmit UK mobile signals, which can help indoor coverage but may also cause interference or other adverse effects for nearby customers. Ofcom now proposes to change this.

5G official logo 3gpp

7th March, 2017 - 12:42 pm (4 Comments)

A new report from techUK, which is an industry group for many of the United Kingdom’s key technology companies, has proposed five recommendations that Ofcom and the Government should adopt in order to make the upgrade to future ultrafast 5G Mobile technology a success.


3rd March, 2017 - 8:47 am (0 Comments)

At the start of this year we reported that TalkTalk were working on a “completely new” Mobile TV solution in order to replace or improve their TV Player app (here). The ISP has now confirmed this “large-scale update” and revealed some of its planned improvements.

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

24th February, 2017 - 7:58 am (14 Comments)

The ITU has published a draft of its performance specification for the future 5G (IMT-2020) based Mobile Broadband technology, which calls for a download speed of 100Mbps (50Mbps upload) in dense urban areas. On top of that Arqiva will launch the first UK trials in London during H2-2017.

world internet

23rd February, 2017 - 3:24 pm (4 Comments)

The latest ‘Global State of Mobile Networks’ report from OpenSignal, which pooled 19 billion data samples from over 1 million users and devices (e.g. Smartphones), has ranked the United Kingdom 26th fastest in the world for Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) with an overall speed of 15.13Mbps.

5g verizon trial usa

22nd February, 2017 - 5:52 pm (1 Comment)

Verizon has today announced that in April 2017 they will become one of the first Mobile operators in the world to launch a real-world trial of future 5G technology. Initially this aims to deliver multi-Gigabit speeds via a fixed wireless broadband network to select customers in 11 markets across the USA.

BT Labs in Ipswich

22nd February, 2017 - 10:49 am (0 Comments)

National UK telecoms operator BT and Chinese technology firm Huawei have today announced the start of new research into how “network slicing“, which allows specific “slices” within an IP-based network to be ring-fenced for particular activities, can be used to support future 5G Mobile services.

5g mobile broadband

16th February, 2017 - 2:15 pm (18 Comments)

Forget FTTC, G.fast, FTTH/P and other forms of fixed line “fibre broadband” connectivity. According to a new report from mobile operator O2, the economic benefits of future 5G based Mobile Broadband technology will overtake “fibre” by 2026.

mobile mast in a city uk at dusk

16th February, 2017 - 10:38 am (2 Comments)

Earlier this week RootMetrics revealed their latest H2 2016 report into the performance of 4G Mobile operators (Three UK, O2, Vodafone and EE (BT)) across sixteen of the United Kingdom’s major cities. Today we’re able to publish a detailed table of the Mobile Broadband results (speeds).

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

16th February, 2017 - 7:49 am (20 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media (Liberty Global) has published their latest results to the end of 2016 (Q4), which saw their broadband base grow by +48.8K in the quarter (down from +59.9K in Q3) to total 4,916,700 customers. Some 215,000 extra premises have also been added to their network coverage.

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