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farming uk rural areas

4th August, 2015 - 2:34 pm (9 Comments)

The National Farmers Union (NFU), which represents 55,000 members across England and Wales (around 70% of full time farmers support the NFU), has launched a major new survey of its members in order to find out how many are suffering from a poor fixed line broadband service or mobile signal.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

30th July, 2015 - 12:29 pm (0 Comments)

Vodafone has announced that customers of their 4G (LTE) based mobile plans in the United Kingdom will now be able to make use of the same connectivity and their existing allowances (calls, texts and data [Mobile Broadband]) while roaming across 63 destinations worldwide (70 if you include 3G or 2G).

vodafone uk rural open surf signal deployment

29th July, 2015 - 1:39 pm (0 Comments)

Vodafone has found a fix for some of the communities in their Rural Open Sure Signal (ROSS100) project, which until recently had been unable to benefit from the Femtocell tech (i.e. uses fixed line services to boost local mobile signals) because the related areas suffered from a lack of good fixed line broadband.


28th July, 2015 - 10:45 am (5 Comments)

Switching to a different Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in the United Kingdom could soon become even easier after the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, proposed a number of changes that they claim would harmonise and thus simplify the process by taking a cue from home broadband ISP migrations.


27th July, 2015 - 8:32 am (3 Comments)

Mobile giant EE has reported their latest Q2 2015 results today, which revealed that the operators 4G network coverage had reached the 90% (population) milestone. Elsewhere their fixed line home broadband subscriber growth slowed to total 919,000 (up by +35K in Q2 vs +50K in Q1 and +44K in Q4 2014).


22nd July, 2015 - 11:49 am (3 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 British adults from Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has claimed that 1 in 4 people are using a Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) connection at home in order to get online because their fixed line broadband fuelled home WiFi service is not good enough.


16th July, 2015 - 8:11 am (41 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today published a new discussion document as part of their major Strategic Review of Digital Communications, which asks for feedback on the vexed question of whether Openreach should be completely separated from BT so as to boost UK broadband and phone competition.

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

14th July, 2015 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

A new AeroMobile and OnePoll survey of 4,250 adults in the UK, Germany and UAE between 25th March and 7th April 2015 has shed new light on how much people use their mobile phone while abroad versus when at home, which is despite the often significantly higher roaming charges that can be incurred.

fibre optic and ethernet network cables

11th July, 2015 - 6:17 am (4 Comments)

The Government has published a new document that very roughly sets out some of the legislation that will be made over the coming months and years in order to ensure the delivery of “world-class digital infrastructure in every part of the UK“. Some of the measures include plans to allow taller mobile masts and reduce fibre broadband deployment costs.

uk internet isp discussion

9th July, 2015 - 8:34 am (8 Comments)

The Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP, Dr Dan Poulter (Conservative), has secured a 30 minute debate on the topic of poor rural broadband and mobile connectivity for Monday next week, which will no doubt rehash many of the familiar concerns over the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK project.


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.

bt uk isp logo

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.

broadband internet speed speedometer

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.

global internet connections icbm

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.

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