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three uk mobile broadband

4th June, 2013 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Three UK has managed to restore its “Ultrafast” 3.9G 3G based Mobile Broadband platform after a significant number of their customers around the country found themselves unable to access the Internet.

london_uk_mobile_broadband_speeds

4th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

RootMetrics has labelled EE as the fastest Mobile Broadband operator in London (England), as well as the best for text messages and calls, after it steamed past distant rivals like Three UK to record the best overall performance.

censorship online

28th May, 2013 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK has been accused of unfair “sexism and political censorship” after its mobile broadband platform was found to still be blocking over 100 websites that promote equality for men and or which have dedicated themselves to helping male victims of domestic violence and rape.

manchester uk 4g and 3g mobile broadband speeds

20th May, 2013 (3 Comments)

A new study from RootMetrics has named EE as the fastest mobile broadband operator in Manchester (England) after it blitzed past rivals, including distant runner-up Three UK, to record an average download speed of 15.2Mbps (Megabits per second) and uploads of 9.4Mbps.

hull mobile broadband speeds

14th May, 2013 (0 Comments)

A new RootMetrics study of Mobile Broadband performance in Hull (East Yorkshire, England) has revealed that EE was the fastest mobile operator with an average download speed of 9.6Mbps and an upload of 5.5Mbps (Megabits per second). Three UK became the distant runner-up with O2 and Vodafone delivering the slowest performance.

wireless broadband internet mast

11th March, 2013 (0 Comments)

The latest post-4G auction study from Analysys Mason estimates that Vodafone, not EE, now has the most valuable mobile spectrum portfolio in the United Kingdom (worth over £2bn). The operator also spent £802m to secure several slices of the 800MHz and 2.6GHz band (here) in order to roll-out superfast Mobile Broadband services.

virgin media uk

5th March, 2013 (5 Comments)

Angry Virgin Mobile customers with a pay-as-you-go or contract deal have been told that their 3G internet data download speeds are being restricted to a maximum of just 2Mbps (Megabits per second), which comes as part of a “trial” to help improve the networks performance amidst increasing congestion.

cisco

11th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

Cisco’s latest forecast has predicted that online video services will represent 66% of global Mobile Broadband traffic by 2017 (up from 51% in 2012), which will help to push total mobile data use from 0.9 Exabytes per month (i.e. 885 Petabytes) now to 11.2 EB in just five years’ time and outpace global fixed data traffic.

4g superfast mobile broadband

1st February, 2013 (0 Comments)

As expected the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to allow 4G (LTE) superfast Mobile Broadband services to also be delivered over the 900MHz, 1800MHz (EE are at present the only one allowed to do this) and 2100MHz radio spectrum bands that are currently used for a mix of existing 2G and 3G services.

mobile broadband uk

17th December, 2012 (0 Comments)

The fate of the government’s £150m Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which aims to help “at least” 98% of UK people gain access to a Mobile Broadband (3G or 4G) service by the end of 2017, is still hanging in the balance after the deadline for agreement passed last month.

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

21st November, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new RootMetrics study of EE’s allegedly faster Mobile Broadband speeds has revealed that just 40.2% of its test locations had access to the 4G (1800MHz) network, yet speeds averaged 17Mbps (Megabits per second) in locations where it was available and 7.6Mbps when only 3G connectivity could be found.

uk region map

16th November, 2012 (10 Comments)

The communications regulator has published its annual 2012 Infrastructure Report, which claims that “close to” 100% of premises in the United Kingdom can now receive a broadband service (71% take-up) and just 10% can only get sub-2Mbps speeds (down from 14% in 2011). Superfast broadband (25Mbps+) is also available to 65% of homes and businesses (7% take-up).

award

16th November, 2012 (10 Comments)

The annual uSwitch.com Mobile Awards 2012, which took place this week in London’s Covent Garden (Circus) area, have named Three UK as the Best Mobile Network and the Fastest Network for 3G based Mobile Broadband speeds. The operator was also crowned as the best network for roaming.

wireless internet

6th November, 2012 (0 Comments)

A new Government commissioned report from Analysys Mason has revealed that the total radio spectrum (e.g. wifi, digital tv, 3G etc.) market was worth £52 billion a year to the UK economy in 2011 (up 25% in real terms since 2006) and rising. But Mobile Broadband is going to get cheaper.

slow broadband speed

1st November, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today begun enforcing new guidelines that are designed to tackle misleading promotions of Mobile Broadband speed. The changes were first introduced earlier this year for fixed line ISPs (here) but have now also been extended to mobile operators.

mobile broadband uk

16th October, 2012 (3 Comments)

The latest RootMetrics study of Mobile Broadband speeds has revealed that Three UK delivers the fastest connection in London (T-Mobile was the slowest), where the average download speed is 2.265Mbps (Megabits per second). But mobile speeds in New York were on average found to be four times faster (8.5Mbps).

4g mobile broadband uk wireless lte technology

3rd October, 2012 (2 Comments)

The country’s mobile phone operators have finally agreed to put aside their differences after Ofcom moved its timetable for the auction of superfast 4G (LTE) compatible mobile broadband spectrum (800MHz and 2.6GHz) forward by roughly 6 months, which weakened EE’s perceived early-launch advantage. But will Freeview TV services suffer?

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