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22nd June, 2019 (5 Comments)

A new study by TravelSim has analysed the number of free wifi hotspots, cost per MegaByte of data, average broadband speeds (mobile / wireless) and the number of hotels and airports with free wifi in 19 of the world’s most visited destinations to find the best and worst cities to stay connected whilst travelling.

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10th June, 2019 (46 Comments)

Vodafone has quietly become the first UK provider to confirm that it will be “switching off 3G” services within the “next two to three years,” although we fully expect that EE, O2 and Three UK will eventually do something similar as they convert 3G spectrum to 4G or 5G. But 2G voice will remain as a useful low-power fall back.


7th June, 2019 (5 Comments)

How about this for an unusual study. A new survey of 2,000 mobile phone using UK adults, which was conducted by Global Wireless Solutions and OnePoll, claims to have found that 21% of respondents stopped exercising at the Gym in order to try and resolve issues with a poor signal. WiFi isn’t much better either.

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6th June, 2019 (3 Comments)

Crowdsourced data analysis company Tutela has revealed the results from their latest study of mobile broadband performance (i.e. speeds, latency, jitter and packet loss) across the United Kingdom. Overall EE (BT) remains top of the pack for 4G networks, while Three UK does the best for older 3G services.

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30th May, 2019 (8 Comments)

A new piece of research from WiredScore and the HomeOwners Alliance has claimed that British homeowners and renters are having to pay out £2.2 billion each year in “unnecessary” mobile data (3G / 4G) fees because they suffer from “poor internet” connectivity at home.

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29th May, 2019 (2 Comments)

The latest 2019 State of Mobile Network report from Opensignal has ranked the United Kingdom 27th out of 87 countries in the world for its average Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) download speed (21.7Mbps), as well as 30th for upload speeds (7.4Mbps), 29th for latency times (46ms) and 26th for 4G network availability (84.7%).

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20th May, 2019 (2 Comments)

The UK High Court of Justice has ruled that Ofcom must pay back £220m to mobile operators as part of restitution for the regulator’s handling of a licence fee hike to the 900MHz and 1800MHz (3G and 4G) spectrum bands (i.e. £82.4m to EE, £54.4m for Vodafone, £54.4m for O2 and £26.9m for Three UK).

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8th May, 2019 (4 Comments)

Some customers of the Tesco Mobile network appear to be flooding the operator’s Twitter feed with complaints about a loss of 4G and 3G based data (mobile broadband) connectivity, which appears to have started more than 24 hours ago and remains on-going today.

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2nd May, 2019 (23 Comments)

Ofcom has published a Spring 2019 update to last year’s Connected Nations 2018 report, which uses more recent data to provide the latest coverage statistics for UK mobile and fixed line broadband networks. The key change is that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has risen to 7% (i.e. over 300K premises in the last 4 months, nearly 1.8 million total).

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16th April, 2019 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has refreshed its tariffs for small business customers by introducing a range of free subscriptions and discounts on building a website, accountancy, co-working spaces and business cards. But in order to get such a plan you’ll have to either visit one of their stores, call or use web chat.

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9th April, 2019 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has once again come top of the latest Q1 2019 report from OpenSignal, which analysed crowd-sourced data over a 90 day period (starting 1st December 2018) to identify the 4G availability, mobile broadband speeds and latency performance of each UK operator.

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22nd March, 2019 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has been fined £75,000 by Ofcom for “failing to provide accurate and complete answers” to the regulator, which occured as part of last year’s investigation into the operator’s Traffic Management practices on their 3G and 4G network.

three uk mobile broadband

21st March, 2019 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today released their full year results for 2018, which amongst other things revealed that monthly Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) data usage per customer grew by 22% during the year (vs 7% in the previous year) from 6.8GB to 8.3GB (GigaBytes) and population coverage is now 99% (up from 98.5%).


15th March, 2019 (47 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has launched a new Mobile Broadband plan that bundles “unlimited data” with the very latest Huawei AICubeB900 router for just £25 per month, which adds Amazon’s Alexa (Echo) AI smart speaker technology alongside the functions of a mobile WiFi router that can handle 64 simultaneous users.

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15th March, 2019 (1 Comment)

RootMetrics (IHS Markit) has today published the results from their H2 2018 study into 4G and 3G mobile network performance across 16 of the United Kingdom’s “most populated metropolitan markets” (cities), which found that Coventry and Leicester were the best. Sadly London and Birmingham were the worst.

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14th March, 2019 (0 Comments)

The mains fixed line and mobile telecoms operator for the Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency), Manx Telecom, has recommended that its shareholders accept a £255.9m offer from Basalt Infrastructure Partners II GP Limited to acquire the business. The move is likely to boost investment in their FTTP and 5G roll-out.


8th March, 2019 (1 Comment)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today ruled that mobile operator Lycamobile broken the rules by applying surcharges for EU roaming (these were often higher than the maximum permitted) and applying fair use data (mobile broadband) roaming limits that were lower than the minimum permitted.

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