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world internet connection dots

18th December, 2017 - 12:12 pm (8 Comments)

Market regulator Ofcom has today published its International Communications Market Report 2017, which compares broadband and other telecoms services in the United Kingdom against 16 other countries. The UK fairs well for 30Mbps+ broadband coverage but our “full fibre” (FTTP/H) needs work.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

13th December, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The crowd-sourced data experts from Tutela Technologies have kindly furnished ISPreview with some new data that reveals the ‘Average Subscriber Time on 4G‘ across different parts of the United Kingdom and how 3G and 4G data speeds are impacted at different times of the day (split by operator).

rfbenchmark_mobile_download_speed_eu

12th December, 2017 - 11:58 am (0 Comments)

A new batch of crowd-sourced data from RFBenchmark compares European countries by their Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) performance. Overall the UK appears to trail most other countries with an average download of 11.9Mbps (4.2Mbps upload) and network latency of 108 milliseconds.

wireless_mobile_network_operator_uk_mast

6th December, 2017 - 10:25 am (2 Comments)

A study of crowd sourced data from Tutela Technologies has found that mobile operator EE delivered the fastest 4G based Mobile Broadband speed and latency in the United Kingdom, although Vodafone came out top for older 3G networks and they also experienced less packet loss.

wireless masts towers and networking

28th November, 2017 - 10:34 am (0 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure builder Arqiva has joined with Dali Wireless and Cellular Asset Management to improve Mobile coverage and capacity around Glasgow city centre (Scotland, UK) by harnessing a new digital Distributed Antenna System (DAS), which will also support future 5G rollouts.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

23rd November, 2017 - 7:54 am (2 Comments)

The UK Court of Appeal has reversed an earlier ruling that found in favour of Ofcom’s proposed hike to annual licence fees for the 900MHz and 1800MHz (3G / 4G) radio spectrum bands, which could have resulted in price rises for consumers and less investment by Mobile Network Operators.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

1st November, 2017 - 9:41 am (18 Comments)

Vodafone UK has today claimed that they intend to “banish data use fears” by reinventing how customers on their Pay Monthly and Pay-As-You-Go 4G Mobile plans consume and pay for their data use. They’ve also improved their insurance plans for Apple iPhone owners.

wireless mobile broadband mast vodafone uk

1st November, 2017 - 12:01 am (8 Comments)

A new survey conducted by uSwitch.com, which fielded responses from a “nationally representative” sample of 2,002 UK adults, has claimed that 29% of Mobile Phone (2G, 3G and 4G) users suffer from poor or no indoor reception at home. This rises to 50% for those living in rural areas.

stock market float investment money in the united kingdom

24th October, 2017 - 12:16 pm (0 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure developer Arqiva has today announced its intention to reduce their debt and restructure the business by becoming a publicly listed company (i.e. floating on the London Stock Exchange to the tune of £1.5bn).

3g 4g mobile broadband network ec sourced image

24th October, 2017 - 11:49 am (9 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today announced their decision to licence exempt “mobile phone repeaters” for indoor use and in-vehicle (low gain) use from early 2018. The move means that previously unlawful amplifiers could now be used to boost 2G, 3G and 4G mobile signals, albeit only under strict conditions.

1st place cup broadband award

24th October, 2017 - 1:01 am (0 Comments)

The latest 2017 P3 communications study of Mobile Network Operator performance in the United Kingdom, which involved drivetests, walktests and a crowdsourced assessment across 20 cities, has named EE as the best network for voice and data (3G / 4G) performance (Vodafone came 2nd).

lycamobile_uk

20th October, 2017 - 10:57 am (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has begun an investigation of Lycamobile in order to determine whether the operator breached industry regulations for EU mobile roaming, not least by levying a surcharge and applying overly strict data (3G, 4G) roaming limits.

london city central

20th October, 2017 - 9:31 am (2 Comments)

The latest H2 2017 study of 3G and 4G mobile network performance in London by RootMetrics has once again awarded the best operator crown to EE, although rivals from O2, Vodafone and Three UK are catching up and the latter did at least manage to beat EE for “Call Performance“.

wireless mobile mast

11th October, 2017 - 4:17 pm (12 Comments)

The Government’s £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was originally set-up in 2011/12 to improve mobile network (2G, 3G and 4G) coverage in rural “not spot” areas, has today won some praise for what it achieved, despite only being able to build 75 of the promised 575 masts.

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6th October, 2017 - 11:37 am (8 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff, which is based off O2 UK’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform, has increased the data allowances across their various 4G plans by between +250MB (MegaBytes) and +3GB (GigaBytes), depending upon which option you take.

wales_mobile_action_plan_2017

5th October, 2017 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

Tax breaks for new masts, changes to permitted development rights for telecommunications equipment and support for 5G are just some of the changes being proposed by the Welsh Government today as part of their new ‘Action Plan’ to improve mobile network connectivity (3G, 4G) across Wales.

Apple iOS Internet update

26th September, 2017 - 4:08 pm (3 Comments)

The European Union’s move in June 2017 to scrap roaming charges for mobile calls, texts and data / internet services (here) has resulted in operators’ reporting a huge rise in data traffic due to travellers, which has multiplied by between 3-6 times this summer compared with last year.

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