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20th September, 2017 - 11:36 am (2 Comments)

A National Assembly Committee has published a report that makes 12 recommendations for how Wales (UK) could bring faster broadband to poorly served premises and improve Mobile (4G etc.) connectivity, such as making future subsidies for landowners conditional on them allowing mobile masts.

TalkTalk Logo 2017

5th September, 2017 - 9:39 am (0 Comments)

Internet and telecoms provider TalkTalk has confirmed that they’re in “advanced discussions” with a number of potential partners about the possibility of scaling back their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) arrangement in order to focus on fixed line broadband.


21st August, 2017 - 4:26 pm (4 Comments)

Boosty, which is a subsidiary of Sharedband, appears to be taking a second stab at the hybrid UK fixed line and mobile connectivity market by launching a business broadband resilience service, which can seamlessly failover to a Smartphone based 3G/4G data connection when your main line fails.


17th August, 2017 - 10:00 am (7 Comments)

A new survey from YouGov, which was commissioned by Cobham Wireless, has revealed that British adults would rather connect to the internet on trains via a 3G or 4G mobile data network (51%) than public WiFi (36%), yet only 33% of passengers felt that the mobile signal was good enough.

three uk mobile broadband

3rd August, 2017 - 11:02 am (20 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today published their latest results for the first half of 2017 (here), which among other things reveals that their 3G and 4G indoor network coverage has now reached 97% (up from 81% in 2015) and 4G population coverage is at 91%.

o2 uk mobile sim

26th July, 2017 - 10:49 am (12 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK has admitted that they are throttling internet data traffic on their 3G (Mobile Broadband) connections for pay monthly contract customers who go roaming around the European Union. Some operators also struggled to deliver a good 4G connection while abroad.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

25th July, 2017 - 10:50 am (4 Comments)

The UK Government’s Wales Office Minister, Guto Bebb, has once again repeated the same call he made last year (here) for the Welsh Government to hurry up and update their planning system in order to help close the country’s remaining Mobile signal “not spots” in rural areas.

farming uk rural areas

20th July, 2017 - 10:34 am (10 Comments)

A new survey conducted by the National Farmers Union with 800 farmers across the United Kingdom has found that just 6% have access to “superfast” broadband download speeds and 85% have an “unreliable” outdoor mobile phone signal.

ofcom mobile network tracking uk

16th June, 2017 - 11:19 am (1 Comment)

Ofcom has used crowd-sourced data collected from 4,288 users of their Smartphone app to reveal that 72% of users in UK urban areas were satisfied with their overall mobile service, although this falls to just 56% in rural areas. Elsewhere WiFi gave the best YouTube speed (average of 6.6Mbps).

three uk mobile broadband

16th June, 2017 - 9:47 am (3 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today hit mobile operator Three UK with a fine of £1,890,000 after its network was temporarily unable to provide customers in Kent, Hampshire and parts of London with access to the emergency services (police, fire etc.), which wasn’t helped by reliance on a single data centre.

euros currency

15th June, 2017 - 12:01 am (4 Comments)

From today anybody choosing to use their Mobile phone (SIM) to make calls, text or use data (Mobile Broadband) while roaming around the European Union should be able to do so for the same price as they pay their UK operator (i.e. no extra roaming charges), albeit with a few caveats for data.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

1st June, 2017 - 11:18 am (3 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Mobile (Virgin Media) can now benefit from a year’s worth of free access to Mobile security software from F-Secure (F-Secure SAFE and F-Secure KEY Premium Password Manager), which can be installed on up to 5 devices.

ships at sea cruise ship

31st May, 2017 - 1:05 pm (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has proposed to make it easier for ships to support on-board use of Mobile devices (e.g. handsets and tablets), without the need for a wireless telegraphy licence, in the 3G and 4G radio spectrum bands.

london underground tube trains

31st May, 2017 - 10:42 am (0 Comments)

Transport for London (Tfl) has announced the start of their hunt for a supplier to build a new network that can offer 4G Mobile reception on the London Underground (Tube), with the procurement process being set to begin after the 8th June General Election.

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30th May, 2017 - 7:47 am (6 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has published the outcome from their first 2017 consumer survey of Mobile Network Operators (MNO), which ranked Giffgaff top with a customer score of 81%. Sadly Vodafone and EE could both be found languishing at the bottom of the table on 50% (tied).


12th May, 2017 - 12:37 pm (7 Comments)

A new survey of 1,465 UK businesses by the British Chambers of Commerce has found that 70% of firms have suffered Mobile “not spots” (no signal) or “partial not-spots” (basic cover via only some networks), while 91% of those who suffered such issues are rural based (falls to 56% for urban firms).

o2 uk mobile sim

9th May, 2017 - 1:52 pm (3 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has today become the latest to confirm that existing subscribers will, effective from 15th June 2017, be able to use their 2G, 3G or 4G Pay Monthly, Pay As You Go and Business tariff’s inclusive calls, texts and data bundles while travelling around Europe “at no extra cost.”

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