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wireless signal uk map

7th March, 2019 (0 Comments)

A new report from the Spectrum Policy Forum, which was conducted by Plum Consulting, has called on the Government to update on their progress toward doubling the annual contribution to the UK economy of use of spectrum by 2025 (mobile broadband, wifi, Satellite, digital TV etc.).

world broadband internet speed

5th March, 2019 (6 Comments)

A new study has analysed information from 6,313 mobile data plans across 230 countries in order to compare the cost of 1GB (Gigabyte) of mobile data (mobile broadband) around the entire world. Sadly the United Kingdom ranked a “disappointing” 136th with an average price in USD of $6.66 (£5) per Gigabyte.

europe countries

25th February, 2019 (10 Comments)

The United Kingdom has been named in a new study as one of the most inexpensive countries in the European Union for 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband and call services, which is in no small part thanks to Three UK’s increasingly cheap data tariffs. By comparison the Czech Republic and Cyprus came out as the most expensive.

train wifi mobile internet connectivity uk

25th February, 2019 (6 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 1,001 UK adults, which was commissioned by uSwitch.com and conducted during mid December 2018, has found that 86% of rail travellers struggle to connect to the internet via WiFi or 3G / 4G mobile (mobile broadband) on their Smartphones while commuting to work.

5g itu

20th February, 2019 (12 Comments)

Crowd-sourced data analyst firm OpenSignal has today published a new report that examines how future 5G based Mobile Broadband networks could solve the congestion problems of current 4G networks, which includes a ranking of 77 countries by average download speed experienced at different times of day.

autonomous driverless uk car vehicles

12th February, 2019 (10 Comments)

The latest KPMG report into the readiness of countries for the adoption of driverless cars (autonomous vehicles) has seen the United Kingdom fall two places to be ranked 7th overall, which is just behind Sweden and Finland. Apparently we’re being hampered by poor infrastructure, particularly 4G mobile coverage and road quality.

o2 uk mobile sim

5th February, 2019 (5 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has warned O2 (Telefonica UK) that there are “reasonable grounds” for believing that they failed to provide “accurate and complete answers” as part of last year’s investigation into the mobile operator’s Traffic Management practices on their 3G and 4G network.

three uk homefi

4th February, 2019 (176 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has launched a new 3G / 4G supporting Mobile Broadband router and data plan called HomeFi that’s aimed at home users, which is one of the first such packages that we’ve seen to include “unlimited data” and at a cost of just £22 per month on a 24 month contract term.


31st January, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Citizens Advice agency has claimed that 71% of UK Mobile customers with SIM-Only plans are “overpaying for data they don’t use,” such as when connecting via 3G or 4G (mobile broadband). The estimated average amount of data “wasted” each month is 2GB, which they equated to a total cost of £800m per year.

mobile mast vector

29th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published their latest H2 2018 study of 4G and 3G based mobile network performance in the United Kingdom, which once again found that EE came top with an overall score of 94.5 out of 100 and they were followed by Vodafone on a score of 92.9. Meanwhile O2 has improved but continues to come last.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

25th January, 2019 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has called it a “genuine mistake” after one of their cell sites at London’s Gatwick airport was spotted using Three UK’s slice of the 4G friendly 1800MHz radio spectrum band. The latter is now checking to see whether any other such mistakes have been made.

tutela 4g mobile broadband uk test map

18th January, 2019 (13 Comments)

The final study of 2018 from crowd-sourced data analysis company Tutela has revealed that EE beat Vodafone, O2 and Three UK to be named as the fastest overall Mobile Broadband operator in the country for 4G services. Meanwhile Three UK managed to top the table for older 3G networks.

trench networks outpost device

17th January, 2019 (4 Comments)

Northumberland-based Trench Networks (TN), which has developed a clever device that aggregates the 3G and 4G mobile signals from multiple UK operators in order to deliver superfast broadband speeds at remote sites, has secured an investment of £300,000 from the North East Venture Fund to help it grow.

farmer rural broadband and mobile uk

16th January, 2019 (26 Comments)

The National Farmers Union has published the results from its latest online and telephone based survey of 812 members, which found that just 16% of farmers had access to “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds (up from 4% in 2015) and only 17% have a “reliable” outdoor mobile signal. But the situation has improved.

fibre optic cable rural broadband b4rn.org.uk

3rd January, 2019 (21 Comments)

Real estate company Strutt & Parker has suggested that UK farmers, many of which aren’t exactly swimming in lots of spare cash, should consider investing to build their own “private” broadband networks instead of waiting for whatever the Government’s 10Mbps+ Universal Service Obligation (USO) will deliver.

BT Mobile SIM

28th December, 2018 (16 Comments)

The Mobile division of BT (BT Mobile / EE) has begun recruiting for a new “Auto-PAC Switching” trial, which they say aims to ensure that the “improvements we are putting in place give the best customer experience possible when porting a mobile number / account from one supplier to another.”

p3 uk map mobile network test

20th December, 2018 (8 Comments)

Mobile operators EE and Vodafone have come top in P3‘s annual 2018 UK Mobile Network Study, which used a range of different benchmarks to test 3G and 4G (voice and data / broadband) covering some 26% of the population in 22 cities, 35 towns and along 7,300 miles of major roads.

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