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11th April, 2014 - 1:10 pm (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (O24G) has announced that their new 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network can now cover 41% of the United Kingdom’s outdoor population (around 33% for indoor users) in 191 Towns and Cities, which apparently equates to about 20 million people.


13th March, 2014 - 9:08 am (3 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published their H2 2013 Rootscore Report, which uses data collected from 840,000 network and speed tests conducted across the United Kingdom to reveal which mobile operator is best for Internet access, calls and texting. Suffice to say that EE topped the table in all respects, while Vodafone was almost always at the bottom.


31st January, 2014 - 9:44 am (0 Comments)

It took a few months but mobile operator Vodafone has finally passed Ofcom’s coverage obligation for 3G based Mobile Broadband coverage, which requires all of the markets major MNOs to provide related network coverage in the 2100MHz band to at least 90% of the UK population.


30th January, 2014 - 2:03 pm (0 Comments)

The mobile division of Supermarket giant Tesco, which is naturally called Tesco Mobile and bases its service off an MVNO deal with O2, has followed Three UK’s lead by offering access to its latest 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network at no extra cost for both new and existing customers.


14th January, 2014 - 3:14 pm (5 Comments)

Global financial services firm UBS has triggered an uplift in BSkyB’s (Sky Broadband) stock price after suggesting that the company could merge its European pay-TV assets to form Sky Europe and or then pick-up a mobile operator by merging O2 (Telefonica UK) or Vodafone UK into their operations.


11th December, 2013 - 7:23 am (0 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Twitter tweet advert from O2 UK after it misleadingly claimed that customers using their Mobile Broadband connection to roam while travelling around Europe would only need to pay £1.99 for a day’s worth of data usage, which failed to mention the tiny usage allowance.


6th December, 2013 - 8:13 am (7 Comments)

The boss of mobile operator Three UK, David Dyson, has added fuel to the growing fire of rumours that surround their alleged interest in a merger with O2 by saying that “under the right circumstances” the United Kingdom could operate competitively with fewer operators. But there are significant complications to consider.


2nd December, 2013 - 1:50 am (2 Comments)

The rumour mill rarely stops turning and the latest to blast through our inbox, supported by reports from several usually credible sources, suggest that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has held discussions with some ISPs about the prospect of launching a wholesale or business solution via their fixed line network.


26th November, 2013 - 1:11 pm (0 Comments)

High street giant Argos has announced a new deal with mobile operator O2 that will see their free public wireless Internet (wifi) hotspot technology being rolled out to all of the groups 735 stores across the United Kingdom.


25th November, 2013 - 8:08 am (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica), which last month announced that their unbundled (LLU) wholesale fixed line broadband platform (formerly BE Wholesale) would be closed down at the end of February 2014 (here), has now confirmed that the remaining business services will also be switched to BT.


15th November, 2013 - 9:58 am (4 Comments)

Selected customers of BE Broadband have over the past couple of weeks started to receive the first advanced migration notification letters from Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and most have only been given one month to decide whether or not they wish to leave.


15th November, 2013 - 8:34 am (9 Comments)

Mobile network operator O2 UK has joined EE by becoming the second provider to introduce a new range of dedicated 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband packages, which are designed for use with Tablets, Laptops or special USB Dongles (Modems). But don’t expect a big data allowance.


7th November, 2013 - 10:18 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has failed Ofcom’s 3G based Mobile Broadband coverage obligation, which requires them to provide related network coverage in the 2100MHz band to at least 90% of the UK population. But apparently they only fell short by 1.4%.


7th November, 2013 - 9:35 am (5 Comments)

Communications provider Entanet, which supplies a number of UK Internet providers with broadband services, has this week become the latest operator to publish plans for moving their existing O2/BE Wholesale based unbundled (LLU) lines away from that network and onto their BT-based platform.

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