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ofcom mobile network tracking uk

16th June, 2017 - 11:19 am (1 Comment)

Ofcom has used crowd-sourced data collected from 4,288 users of their Smartphone app to reveal that 72% of users in UK urban areas were satisfied with their overall mobile service, although this falls to just 56% in rural areas. Elsewhere WiFi gave the best YouTube speed (average of 6.6Mbps).

three uk mobile broadband

16th June, 2017 - 9:47 am (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today hit mobile operator Three UK with a fine of £1,890,000 after its network was temporarily unable to provide customers in Kent, Hampshire and parts of London with access to the emergency services (police, fire etc.), which wasn’t helped by reliance on a single data centre.

euros currency

15th June, 2017 - 12:01 am (4 Comments)

From today anybody choosing to use their Mobile phone (SIM) to make calls, text or use data (Mobile Broadband) while roaming around the European Union should be able to do so for the same price as they pay their UK operator (i.e. no extra roaming charges), albeit with a few caveats for data.

london city shard

13th June, 2017 - 9:24 am (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has come out on top in a new RootMetrics study of YouTube’s video streaming via 4G and 3G mobile networks in London, which rated all four primary mobile operators by several criteria (e.g. video resolution, time taken to start a video, playback freezes / buffering etc.).

ee uk mobile 4g balloon

12th June, 2017 - 2:51 pm (2 Comments)

EE (BT) claims to have become the “first UK mobile operator” to showcase a “pre-standard” 5G backhaul (network capacity) capability within their network, which is based off their 4G “Air Mast” technology and harnesses the 26GHz radio spectrum band for faster speeds and lower latency.

EE 4g+ 400mbps+ speedtest uk

6th June, 2017 - 1:55 pm (17 Comments)

Forget about future 5G for today. Mobile operator EE has begun the process of deploying their latest 4G+ (LTE-Advanced) network upgrade to several cities across the United Kingdom, which have already demonstrated live download speeds of up to 429Mbps (66.4Mbps upload).

award golden cup for top broadband isp

30th May, 2017 - 7:47 am (5 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their first 2017 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Giffgaff top with a customer score of 81%. Sadly Vodafone and EE could both be found languishing at the bottom of the table on 50% (tied).

5g indy500 test

23rd May, 2017 - 8:50 am (0 Comments)

Ericsson has teamed up with mobile network operator Verizon (USA) at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indy 500) to demo how their future 5G Mobile technology can deliver downlink data speeds of up to 6.4Gbps (Gigabits per second) and “extremely low latency“, all in a car travelling at 60MPH.


19th May, 2017 - 2:18 pm (9 Comments)

Switching mobile operators in the UK will shortly become as easy as sending a text message. Ofcom has proposed changes to the mobile switching process that will introduce a new “text-to-switch” system, which is expect to cost the industry £44 million to implement over 10 years.


12th May, 2017 - 12:37 pm (7 Comments)

A new survey of 1,465 UK businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 70% of firms have suffered Mobile “not spots” (no signal) or “partial not-spots” (basic cover via only some networks), while 91% of those who suffered such issues are rural based (falls to 56% for urban firms).

o2 uk mobile sim

9th May, 2017 - 1:52 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has today become the latest to confirm that existing subscribers will, effective from 15th June 2017, be able to use their 2G, 3G or 4G Pay Monthly, Pay As You Go and Business tariff’s inclusive calls, texts and data bundles while travelling around Europe “at no extra cost.”

wireless broadband internet mast

9th May, 2017 - 12:28 pm (7 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today said that only a “small number of households [up to 36,000] may be affected by interference” when they shift UK Digital Terrestrial TV (DTT) services out of the 700MHz spectrum band (TV will go to 600MHz) and replace it with Mobile Broadband (4G, 5G).

ee sim mobile broadband

4th May, 2017 - 9:07 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today stolen a march on the EU’s forthcoming removal of roaming charges next month by announcing that all existing Pay Monthly and pre-paid Pay As You Go (PAYG) subscribers will soon enjoy roaming to 47 European destinations “at no extra charge“.

uk map green broadband telecoms britain

3rd May, 2017 - 8:42 am (0 Comments)

Crowed-sourced data firm OpenSignal has today published a bit of extra information from last month’s ‘State of Mobile Networks‘ report, which reveals that Middlesbrough / Teesside delivered the best 4G coverage (82.7%) and Stoke-on-Trent is top for Mobile Broadband speed (26.6Mbps).

three uk mobile broadband

2nd May, 2017 - 8:15 am (10 Comments)

Sources close to mobile operator Three UK are reported to have hinted that the provider is planning to compete with fixed line home broadband services by using their recent £250m acquisition of UK Broadband Ltd (here) to power an ultrafast fixed wireless network, covering 40% of people in UK cities.

vodafone sure signal v3

24th April, 2017 - 10:59 am (5 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.

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