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26th May, 2022 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator Smarty, which is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on Three UK’s platform, has recently launched a discount that offers their new SIM-Only plan with 100GB data (mobile broadband), unlimited calls and texts, EU roaming, “superfast” 5G and a 30-day term for just £12 per month.

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24th May, 2022 (8 Comments)

Mobile testing firm RootMetrics, which is owned by Ookla (here), has today published the results from their new research into UK mobile calling (voice) performance and trends, which claims that consumers are experiencing “outstanding mobile call performance that’s continued to improve over time“.

20th May, 2022 (19 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, have today proposed to update certain licences held by mobile operators Vodafone and O2 (VMO2) – including for the 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2.6GHz bands. The move is designed to enable the deployment of newer technologies, such as ultrafast 5G broadband services, into the bands.

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20th May, 2022 (16 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Spring 2022 report into fixed broadband and mobile coverage has revealed that “full fibre” (FTTP) now reaches 33% of the UK (up from 28% in Sept 2021), while 19.3 million homes (66%) are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 47%). Geographic 5G coverage has also improved.

10Mbps UK Broadband USO

17th May, 2022 (28 Comments)

UK ISP BT has today issued their latest biannual study into the progress they’ve made toward delivering the 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband, which reveals that they’ve so far built a USO connection to over 4,600 premises, with more than 2,300 further builds in progress.

Vodafone UK broadband and mobile

17th May, 2022 (3 Comments)

Vodafone UK has today published their latest results (financial Q4 FY22), which reveals that their fixed broadband base has finally passed the million mark to total 1,050,000 (up by +59k in the quarter vs +29k in Q3 FY22). But it’s unclear whether they’ve managed to achieve national availability across CityFibre’s FTTP network, yet.

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12th May, 2022 (10 Comments)

A new survey of over 4,000 businesses in England, which was conducted by the National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE), has claimed that sub-standard infrastructure in rural areas – particularly the lack of quality broadband in many parts – is making it harder for businesses to be “resilient and bounce back from adversity“.

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11th May, 2022 (40 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today become the latest provider – after Vodafone and EE – to announce that it aims to completely switch off their legacy 3G (mobile broadband) network by the end of 2024. The move will free up resources to allow Three to focus on improving the 4G experience and rolling out 5G to more parts of the UK.

Three UK ZTE 5G Hub

11th May, 2022 (32 Comments)

Some customers on Three UK’s 5G based unlimited Home Broadband packages, specifically those who recently joined and received the latest ZTE MC801A based 5G Hub router (here), have been reporting problems with connectivity and significant falls in broadband speed. The issue appears to stem from a bugged firmware update.

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10th May, 2022 (11 Comments)

Two investment groups – one including Neos Networks (bidding alongside Cellnex) and the other Virgin Media (bidding alongside Nokia and Jacobs) – have reportedly been approved to bid on the £1bn auction of 10,000 miles worth of Network Rail‘s trackside cable network. The winner could use this to improve gigabit broadband and 5G cover.

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10th May, 2022 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has begun offering new customers “up to” £250 cashback when you switch to their network, which will come in the form of a pre-paid Mastercard. The offer is available, until 7th July 2022, across both their top handset bundles and selected SIM Only mobile plans via their 4G and 5G network.

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3rd May, 2022 (10 Comments)

Hybrid satellite broadband ISP XtndNet, which back in March 2022 claimed (here) it could help to reach remote rural parts of the UK with download speeds of 25Mbps by combining satellite technology with mobile broadband or fixed lines (ADSL), has shared the first pricing details and responded to other questions.

27th April, 2022 (6 Comments)

UK ISP Cuckoo has today launched a new “world-first” service called “24-Hour Eggspress Wi-Fi“, which claims it can beat the “industry’s standard 14-day wait time” when switching broadband providers by getting customers online “anywhere” in the United Kingdom within 24 hours. But there’s a little more to it than that.

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18th April, 2022 (33 Comments)

Over the past few years’ we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the number of UK mobile operators offering unlimited data plans, most of which have sprung up alongside the advent of the latest 5G based mobile broadband technologies. Today we take a quick look to see what you can get across the market.

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14th April, 2022 (5 Comments)

Technical UK consultancy firm FarrPoint has today published an interesting new map of 4G mobile (mobile broadband) network coverage from along Scotland’s most well-known road trip, the North Coast 500. The map is intended to help holidaymakers plan around parts of the 516-mile route where the signal is poor or non-existent.

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13th April, 2022 (11 Comments)

Contract-free UK mobile operator VOXI, a brand of Vodafone, has today relaunched their cheaper £10 VOXI For Now “social tariff” for anyone claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Allowance, Personal Independent Payment, Employment and Support Allowance, or employment-based Universal Credit.

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8th April, 2022 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today published their new ‘Mobile Britain’ report, which summarises key statistics from their network and reveals that mobile broadband (data) traffic hit an all-time high of “1 tbps (terabyte per second)” on Tuesday night – between 21:15 and 21:30 (they actually mean Terabits).

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