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8th August, 2016 - 2:03 pm (1 Comment)

Mobile operator O2 has been left embarrassed after a marketing campaign for a free eBook, which involved the distribution of USB embedded pens to business customers, backfired because some of the devices included a virus that attacked older versions of Microsoft Windows (from Win 95 to Vista).

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28th July, 2016 - 3:45 pm (1 Comment)

The City of London Corporation has successfully agreed a new standardised wayleave template with local developers, landlords, ISPs, property managers, government, legal firms and key trade associations that should make it easier, quicker and cheaper to roll-out superfast broadband to buildings.

mobile broadband uk

22nd July, 2016 - 12:08 am (3 Comments)

Have you ever wondered which UK Mobile Network Operator (MNO) delivers the fastest Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) data speeds at the O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium and Chelsea FC’s home of Stamford Bridge? Probably not, but RootMetric’s has the answer for you and it’s a fight between EE and Vodafone.

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15th July, 2016 - 3:36 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefónica UK) has promoted its current CFO, Mark Evans, to the top job of CEO, where he replaces long-standing boss Ronan Dunne. The change in management follows O2’s failed £10.25bn merger attempt with Three UK (here), which has left the operator to face an uncertain future.

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8th July, 2016 - 11:04 am (6 Comments)

UK ISPs EE, BT and TalkTalk have managed to collect the greatest proportion of consumer complaints for their fixed line broadband services, at least that’s one way of reading Ofcom’s Q1 2016 consumer complaints report. Meanwhile Virgin Media and Sky Broadband attracted the fewest gripes.

internet download and upload speed arrows

18th June, 2016 - 1:12 am (8 Comments)

The first half of 2016 has seen average broadband speeds rise as consumers increasingly switch to faster services, with Virgin Media delivering the fastest average broadband download speeds and Zen Internet coming top for uploads. Meanwhile EE remains the king for Mobile Broadband.

three uk mobile broadband

6th June, 2016 - 8:19 am (10 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has a problem with radio spectrum, it needs more. The operator had hoped to tackle this challenge by gobbling O2, but the EU’s competition body blocked that (here). Now they’re demanding more spectrum security from Ofcom and the regulator may have to deliver.

radio_spectrum_tower_mast

3rd June, 2016 - 3:12 pm (5 Comments)

The national telecoms regulator has today produced an updated study of 4G based Mobile Broadband speeds in central London, which specifically looks at the performance impact of the latest Category 4 vs 6 (LTE-Advanced) networks. Once again EE wins the speed crown, but Vodafone are catching up.

three uk mobile broadband

11th May, 2016 - 11:49 am (13 Comments)

After several months of work the European Commission has today announced the outcome of their investigation into the proposed £10.25bn merger between Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) and rival mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which blocks the deal.

virgin media 2014 uk logo

11th May, 2016 - 8:00 am (2 Comments)

The CEO of Liberty Global, which owns cable operator Virgin Media in the United Kingdom, has joined French telecoms firm Illiad SA (here) by indicating that they too would have an interest in O2 (Telefonica UK) if the operator suddenly came up for sale again.

o2 uk

9th May, 2016 - 4:38 pm (3 Comments)

The French telecoms provider Iliad SA, which owns mobile operator ‘Free Mobile’, is reportedly sniffing around O2 (Telefonica UK) and could make a play for the operator if the on-going merger plans with Three UK are dashed by the European Commission this week.

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19th April, 2016 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

A joint study from Which? and OpenSignal has revealed that actual coverage of 4G (LTE) mobile in the United Kingdom is poor, although EE (BT) managed to deliver the best 4G reach and Three UK came top for Mobile Broadband speed. But GiffGaff is still the highest rated by consumers.

criticism uk consumer broadband isp complaints

11th April, 2016 - 10:34 am (5 Comments)

The Competition and Markets Authority has today written a last ditch letter of appeal that urges the European Commission not to approve the proposed £10.25bn merger of Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) and O2 (Telefonica), which it says will result in “long-term damage to the UK mobile telecoms market.”

mobile_mast_vector

7th April, 2016 - 7:42 am (0 Comments)

Reports indicate that Virgin Media and Sky (Sky Broadband) could both sign significant mobile network capacity deals with Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings), which is dependent upon whether or not the European Commission approves the proposed merger with O2 UK (Telefonica).

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