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broadband farming uk

26th November, 2014 - 12:00 pm (0 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has put their weight behind the Government’s proposal to tackle partial mobile not-spots across the United Kingdom by requiring major mobile network operators to adopt a controversial national roaming policy, which some fear could also stifle future investment.

ee uk logo

26th November, 2014 - 9:37 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has teamed up with the Radio 1 DJs and YouTubers Dan and Phil to offer customers a special “No strings, No contract” 4G Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) SIM that comes with 100GB (GigaBytes) of free Mobile Broadband data for use each month, although naturally there is a catch or two.


26th November, 2014 - 7:28 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Lycamobile UK appears to have become a serial offender after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned, for a third time no less, a “misleading” promotion on their website that claimed to offer “UNLIMITED DATA NOW WITH 4G” when in fact the data usage was effectively capped to just 5GB (GigaBytes).

high speed uk train

21st November, 2014 - 10:46 am (0 Comments)

A proposal by Ofcom for granting Code Powers (i.e. easier approval of street works etc.) to help Network Rail upgrade their Dark Fibre and mobile communications infrastructure has confirmed that the national railway operator will also provide “wholesale services to other telecom operators“.


20th November, 2014 - 8:30 am (8 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s primary four Mobile Network Operators (MNO), including EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK, are preparing to make a counter proposal to the Government’s demand for a national roaming policy that would see investment boosted in order to build new masts and improve coverage.

5g mobile broadband

19th November, 2014 - 9:55 am (4 Comments)

As widely expected Ofcom has today announced a decision to make radio spectrum in the 700MHz band, which is currently used for Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) channels, available for use via future Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G) services by the start of 2022. Get ready to re-tune your TV or set-top-box.

three uk mobile broadband

18th November, 2014 - 2:19 pm (16 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has been slowly phasing out unlimited Mobile Broadband tethering support from their “all-you-can-eat” data tariffs since they introduced new plans earlier this year (here) and now existing subscribers of the legacy ‘One Plan’ are being pushed onto new contracts too, which cap tethering usage.

talktalk uk isp

17th November, 2014 - 7:36 am (4 Comments)

Budget broadband and phone provider TalkTalk has confirmed that their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with Vodafone will be coming to an end after the ISP signed a new multi-year deal with Telefonica UK (O2) to take over the management of their mobile customer base.

mobile broadband uk

13th November, 2014 - 11:00 am (3 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today released its first new study into the national performance of Mobile Broadband services since May 2011. The results show that the average mobile download speed has risen to 15.1Mbps on 4G and 6.1Mbps on 3G (up from a general 1.5 – 2.1Mbps in 2011). The fastest operators were EE and O2.

vodafone uk mobile broadband

10th November, 2014 - 1:11 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that the hilltop market town of Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire (England) has officially become the first of 30 initial rural communities to receive 3G based mobile coverage via their new Rural Open Sure Signal Programme, with many more soon to follow.

wireless mobile mast

7th November, 2014 - 9:43 am (3 Comments)

The national UK telecoms regulator has today confirmed that it plans to conduct an auction of spare radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands during late 2015 or early 2016, which is most likely to be snapped up by mobile operators (e.g. Three UK, Vodafone, O2 and EE) for use in the delivery of 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband connectivity.

internet video and streaming

6th November, 2014 - 9:46 am (3 Comments)

Opera Software, which is perhaps best known for their web browser of the same name, have moved to help Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) customers and operators to better manage their data allowances and network capacity by adding a new technology that optimises video streaming via the Opera Mini 9 Browser for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad).

ee uk logo

6th November, 2014 - 8:45 am (0 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP EE (Everything Everywhere) has announced that their recently unveiled TV (IPTV) service (Smart Box worth around £300), which is free for new and existing mobile customers who also subscribe to their Home Broadband plans from £9.95 a month (details), is now available via EE’s stores nationwide.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

5th November, 2014 - 12:39 pm (4 Comments)

A new study of Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance across the United Kingdom, which was conducted by consumer magazine Which? and OpenSignal, has found that Vodafone had the fastest 4G (LTE) based Internet download speeds over the past three months (13.21Mbps) and that’s somewhat better than the average fixed line ADSL home broadband connection that clocks in at 7.4Mbps.

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