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13th January, 2017 - 3:11 pm (3 Comments)

The Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, has today published the UK Government’s new Local Government Finance Bill that fleshes out their plans for a 100% business rates relief on new 5G Mobile and “full-fibre” (FTTH/P) broadband infrastructure, which is said to be worth £60m.


11th January, 2017 - 10:08 am (3 Comments)

A noticeable number of customers who have decided to adopt Plusnet’s new EE (BT) MVNO powered Mobile network service, which launched last November 2016 (here), have complained about being unable to access 3G / 4G data (Mobile Broadband) connectivity for several days.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

9th January, 2017 - 10:44 am (0 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has today confirmed that their Virgin Mobile network in the United Kingdom will, as part of a new 5-year agreement, continue to harness EE’s (BT) Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform in order to deliver 3G and 4G based mobile services.

Sky Mobile UK

6th January, 2017 - 8:11 am (5 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this week confirmed that their new Sky Mobile service is now available for anybody to buy, after initially only being made available to Sky’s existing customers and those who pre-registered. However the new service might not seem terribly attractive unless you also take Sky TV.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

29th December, 2016 - 2:24 am (12 Comments)

Cable operator Virgin Media has informed ISPreview.co.uk that 25.76 million devices (e.g. Internet-connected TVs, Tablets and Smartphones) were used across 4,952,236 active broadband connections via their network during Christmas Day (up 8% on 2015), which occurred between 5pm and 10pm.

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

16th December, 2016 - 1:52 pm (1 Comment)

Ofcom’s new Smartphone Cities study has examined the Mobile Broadband performance of 4G network operators O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone across 7 of the United Kingdom’s major cities (Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Sheffield and Southampton). Overall EE was the fastest.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

16th December, 2016 - 12:59 pm (6 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today proposed a series of options for how a new legally-binding 10Mbps broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) could be rolled out across the United Kingdom by 2020, but it’s expensive and the final decision is down to the Government.

world broadband internet speed

14th December, 2016 - 11:30 am (6 Comments)

Akamai‘s latest Q3-2016 State of the Internet study finds that the average fixed line broadband download speed in the United Kingdom has fallen slightly from 15Mbps in Q2 to 14.9Mbps in Q3, which compares with a global speed of 6.3Mbps (up 2.3% from Q2). But the UK’s country ranking held at 20th.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

14th December, 2016 - 8:20 am (7 Comments)

The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has today warned that Mobile Broadband and Mobile Voice connectivity in the United Kingdom is “languishing in the digital slow lane” and that there are still “too many digital deserts and partial not spots” with 4G coverage.

Vodafone UK 2016

13th December, 2016 - 9:10 am (1 Comment)

A number of mobile operators have recently started offering data rollovers on their plans (e.g. Sky Mobile) and today Vodafone has decided to adopt a similar approach with their 4G Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) based Big Value Bundles.


12th December, 2016 - 3:28 pm (11 Comments)

The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have today unveiled plans for a new €500m (£420m at today’s rate) Connecting Europe Broadband Fund (CEBF), which over the next 10 years will help the EU to reach their “Gigabit Society” objectives (e.g. 100Mbps+ for all by 2025).


8th December, 2016 - 2:06 pm (0 Comments)

The European Commission has today clarified the safeguards (“fair use policy“) that will exist alongside their plan to end EU mobile roaming charges from 15th June 2017 (i.e. any call, text or data allowance used will come from your domestic plan).

BT Labs in Ipswich

8th December, 2016 - 9:33 am (4 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT (EE) and long-time partner Huawei have today joined forces on a new project to both research and develop the next generation of ultrafast (20Gbps capable) 5G based Mobile Broadband technology at the BT Labs facility in Ipswich.

5g uk mobile broadband

6th December, 2016 - 11:40 am (6 Comments)

Telecoms operator AT&T, which recently demoed a future 5G mobile network that could deliver Mobile Broadband speeds of nearly 14Gbps (Gigabits per second), has become one of the first in the world to move their 5G tech into the customer trial phase with a special 1Gbps product for business users.

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