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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.

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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).

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24th October, 2017 - 11:49 am (8 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.

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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.

wales uk counties map

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.

boosty_failover

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.

trains_virgin

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.

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