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mobile broadband speed test uk

25th September, 2018 (6 Comments)

New research from crowd-sourced data analysis company Tutela has revealed how O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone performed – in terms of 3G and 4G mobile data (mobile broadband) connectivity – during August 2018. As usual two operators appear to dominate the results table more than most.

wireless broadband radio spectrum signal

14th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

Ofcom has today published the technical advice that they recently submitted to Government, which proposes a number of ways in which near universal UK Mobile (3G, 4G, 5G) coverage might be achieved (public subsidy, rural wholesale access etc.), beyond what will be established via their forthcoming auction of the 700MHz band.

european union flag

13th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

The UK Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, has this morning confirmed that both Vodafone and Three UK have committed to retain free EU mobile roaming after Brexit and that the Government would “legislate for a limit on roaming charges” in the event of a no-deal outcome.

ee mobile tower mast uk

11th September, 2018 (35 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today confirmed that they’ve begun the process of re-farming (converting) their existing 3G mobile services in the 2100MHz radio spectrum band, which means that they can instead be used to help boost 4G data (Mobile Broadband) speeds and reliability.

three uk mobile broadband

7th September, 2018 (38 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has informed us that their cheapest ‘Essential’ plans will today be withdrawn from sale in order to “simplify” their tariffs by focusing on ‘Advanced’ plans. On the upside the provider plans to cut the price of their 4G data based 30GB and 100GB plans.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

5th September, 2018 (0 Comments)

RootMetrics and IHS Markit have today published the results of a new H1 2018 study into 4G and 3G mobile network operator performance across 16 of the United Kingdom’s “most populated metropolitan markets” (cities), which found that Belfast was the best and London the worst.

wireless masts towers and networking

5th September, 2018 (5 Comments)

The trade association for mobile network operators in the United Kingdom, Mobile UK, has today published a new report that aims to improve service coverage (2G, 3G, 4G etc.) by highlighting how local councils can help to both build and benefit from new telecoms infrastructure.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

16th August, 2018 (4 Comments)

Customers of mobile operator Vodafone‘s pay monthly 4G ‘Red Entertainment‘ plans will soon be able to enjoy cost free global roaming in a total of 77 destinations when a further 29 countries are added to the list, including some big locations such as the USA, South Africa, Canada and most of of the Caribbean.

mobile mast tower signal uk

14th August, 2018 (16 Comments)

The latest “scientific” H1 2018 examination of 4G and 3G mobile network operator performance across the United Kingdom, which was conducted by RootMetrics and IHS Markit, has today seen EE and Three UK come top with a quality score of 96 and 93 out of 100 (respectively).

three uk mobile broadband

2nd August, 2018 (23 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has published their H1 2018 results, which among other things revealed that monthly Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) data usage per customer grew by 10% during the first six months of the year to total 7.6GB (GigaBytes) and that’s compared with a rise of +7% for the whole of 2017.

rural british village uk broadband

30th July, 2018 (13 Comments)

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is currently said to be working on a new ‘Village Survival Guide‘, which comes after the charity surveyed 3,000 people in rural parts of the United Kingdom and found that better broadband and mobile (4G) coverage was one of three changes that such communities desperately need.

three uk mobile broadband

16th July, 2018 (7 Comments)

A new survey from Three UK claims to reveal that SMEs believe mobile technology and internet access (mobile broadband) is better on their mobiles phones than on other devices, while 23% still find mobile tariffs to be complicated. As such the operator has launched a three new 4G plans called ‘Simply Business‘.

connecting devon and somerset uk logo map 2016

16th July, 2018 (3 Comments)

The joint Connecting Devon and Somerset project has launched a new consultation on their plan to invest £2.5 million of Growth Deal funding into improving indoor 4G mobile data (broadband) coverage across the two counties, which will focus on tackling “not-spots” around the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas.

complaint form uk isp adr ofcom broadband

12th July, 2018 (30 Comments)

A 70 year old customer of Unicom (aka – Universal Utilities, VERASTAR, Kinex etc.), who claims to rarely ever use her mobile phone, has had to battle the broadband ISP after she was hit with a staggering bill of £10K for allegedly gobbling 17 GigaBytes of mobile data in a single 8 hour window.

wireless radio spectrum mast

5th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless networks are used across the UK for supplying broadband ISP connections to homes, providing backhaul capacity for mobile networks, distributing TV and so forth. As such Ofcom’s review of related services, which sets out their key decisions and a 5 year plan for the spectrum, is very important.

road rural countryside

4th July, 2018 (18 Comments)

A new report published by the Local Government Association, which represents around 370 councils across England and Wales, has warned that rural communities could face a post-Brexit “perfect storm” from poor broadband ISP and mobile connectivity, unaffordable homes, skills haps and weak healthcare etc.

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27th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

A probe conducted by the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has found “reasonable grounds for believing” that Lycamobile may have breached industry regulations for EU mobile roaming, not least by levying a surcharge and applying overly strict 4G / 3G data roaming limits (mobile broadband).

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