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o2 uk

21st November, 2014 - 8:30 am (5 Comments)

The owner of mobile operator O2 (Telefonica), which last year sold their home broadband and phone customers to BSkyB (Sky Broadband) after failing to make a success of the business (here), has warned that if more of the United Kingdom’s telecoms market moved towards bundled services then it may have to consider putting up the FOR SALE sign.

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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.

talktalk uk isp

17th November, 2014 - 7:36 am (3 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.

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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3rd November, 2014 - 8:01 am (9 Comments)

The Government’s Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, will this week shun objections by the United Kingdom’s largest mobile network operators (EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK) when he launches a new consultation on proposals that could force the operators to improve mobile reception in rural areas through greater sharing of key infrastructure (wireless masts etc.).

o2 uk

23rd October, 2014 - 10:31 am (5 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has today signed a huge 18-year agreement with the Zayo Group, which will see the mobile giant replace their old SDH and Ethernet-based managed services infrastructure with a new “fully resilient core” fibre optic network across the United Kingdom.

sky broadband uk

20th October, 2014 - 11:15 am (2 Comments)

It’s no secret that BSkyB (Sky Broadband) has an ambition to launch their own mobile service in the United Kingdom and they’ve already held exploratory talks with Vodafone (here), so fresh reports today that the media giant has been discussing a similar proposition with other mobile operators will probably not come as much of a shock.

high speed uk train

14th October, 2014 - 4:26 pm (11 Comments)

A new study from Global Wireless Solutions has discovered what most UK rail commuters already knew, that Mobile Broadband connectivity on the train is more often than not a pile of poop. Indeed 30.3% of mobile Internet tasks and 1 in 7 voice calls attempted on commuter train routes failed during testing. But Vodafone and EE put in the best performance.

uk internet statistics

13th October, 2014 - 9:13 am (4 Comments)

The latest ISPreview.co.uk survey has found that BT’s forthcoming move to re-enter the United Kingdom’s already stagnated mobile communications market with the launch of a new service for domestic consumers, which might conceivably be followed by a similar proposition from Sky Broadband, could prove attractive to some but it won’t be an easy sell.

london uk broadband internet city

16th September, 2014 - 11:43 am (11 Comments)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (Conservative), will today meet some of the United Kingdom’s largest ISPs and mobile operators (including Virgin Media, BT and O2 UK) at a ‘Connectivity Summit’ where it’s hoped that a strategy can be devised to help improve the city’s superfast broadband connectivity.

wireless broadband internet mast

8th September, 2014 - 8:54 am (4 Comments)

As expected the Government appears to have failed in its first tentative bid to boost mobile voice and Mobile Broadband coverage around the United Kingdom by attempting to encourage greater sharing of masts (network infrastructure) in the hope of fostering a national roaming policy.

o2 uk

29th August, 2014 - 12:59 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has celebrated the first anniversary of their 4G (LTE at 800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network deployment by confirming that more than 240 towns and cities across the United Kingdom can now access the new service, representing a population coverage of 45% (up from 41% in April 2014).

best broadband

19th August, 2014 - 4:14 pm (9 Comments)

Mirror mirror on the wall.. RootMetrics has today published their “midyear” (H1-2014) report into mobile operator performance across the United Kingdom, which has seen O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone all battle it out over areas including service reliability, call / text performance and Mobile Broadband speeds for Internet access.

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