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20th November, 2015 - 2:00 pm (5 Comments)

RootMetrics have today published their latest H2 2015 report into the Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance of EE, Three UK, Vodafone and O2 across nine of the United Kingdom’s primary cities, which reveals that EE is still the fastest overall provider.. but not in all of the cities.

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30th October, 2015 - 3:40 pm (7 Comments)

The European Commission has today launched an “in-depth investigation” into the proposed £10.25bn Hutchison Whampoa (Three UK) deal to buy rival mobile operator O2 from debt-laden Telefonica, which has given rise to significant competition concerns.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

24th October, 2015 - 1:38 am (12 Comments)

After four years the Government’s £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was set-up to improve mobile phone network coverage in areas where there is currently none, continues to drag its feet in some key areas and may not deliver on its promise.


17th October, 2015 - 1:37 am (6 Comments)

Mobile operator Giffgaff has been named as the best UK mobile network operator for customer service, with only 5% of respondents to a new survey rating them as “poor”. Unfortunately the bottom spots were occupied by Vodafone and EE.

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8th October, 2015 - 12:01 am (5 Comments)

Sharon White, the CEO of Ofcom, told an event at the LSE’s Hong Kong Theatre last night that she wants to drive more “competition” into the market and rejects greater “consolidation“. White also raised concern about rising prices and said that too many people still suffer “poor or no access” to modern mobile and broadband.


2nd October, 2015 - 4:54 pm (7 Comments)

The £10.25bn Hutchison Whampoa (Three UK) deal to buy O2 from debt-laden Telefonica looks set to face a big hurdle after the Competition and Markets Authority preliminarily ruled that the “transaction threatens to significantly [affect] competition” in the United Kingdom’s mobile market.

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24th September, 2015 - 7:57 am (3 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s national telecoms regulator has today published its final assessment on their much delayed plans to hike the annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio spectrum bands, which has seen the costs come down again.. but only a little.

angry uk internet user

22nd September, 2015 - 10:57 am (2 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has published its latest quarterly report into the volume of complaints experienced by all of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband, phone, mobile and TV providers. As usual the news is good for some providers (e.g. Sky Broadband, Virgin Media) and bad for others (e.g. EE).

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19th August, 2015 - 3:12 pm (5 Comments)

In an unsurprising development it looks as if Vodafone and O2 will not achieve their original target to roll-out 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network connectivity to 98% of the United Kingdom’s population by the end of 2015, although the Government doesn’t expect it to be done until 2017 anyway.


28th July, 2015 - 10:45 am (5 Comments)

Switching to a different Mobile Network Operator (MNO) in the United Kingdom could soon become even easier after the national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, proposed a number of changes that they claim would harmonise and thus simplify the process by taking a cue from home broadband ISP migrations.

wireless mobile mast

21st July, 2015 - 7:39 pm (5 Comments)

A row over competition in the UK market for Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) services has erupted after broadband ISP TalkTalk accused Vodafone of “withdrawing entirely from the MVNO market“, which would seriously limit the choices for BT and EE’s rivals when hunting for an alternative supplier.

angry uk internet user

30th June, 2015 - 11:01 am (1 Comment)

The communications regulator has today published their latest Q1-2015 consumer complaints report, which saw overall complaint volumes continue to fall across most of the major UK mobile, pay tv, fixed line phone and broadband sectors. But the news isn’t so good for EE, which has seen gripes surge.

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25th June, 2015 - 8:14 am (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE has come top in the latest RootMetrics study of Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance for the United Kingdom’s capital city of London, with the operator reporting the fastest median download speed of 25.4Mbps and the fastest uploads of 19.3Mbps. Vodafone was a distant 2nd.

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17th June, 2015 - 10:08 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator O2, which is currently in the process of being gobbled by the parent of Three UK for £10.25bn (here), has picked Ciena’s 6500 converged packet optical solutions to help it roll-out a new 100G (Gigabits) based backbone network around major cities, including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool.

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