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vodafone_4g_bt_phone_box

16th April, 2019 (2 Comments)

In a slightly comical twist Vodafone has boosted their 4G mobile network coverage around part of Cornwall (i.e. the popular seaside resorts of Polzeath and Sennen Cove) by installing radio kit inside disused telephone boxes, which just so happened to once belong to arch rival BT. More of this will soon follow across the UK.

three uk mobile broadband

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.

united kingdom grey green coloured

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.

manchester_4g_mast_withington_road

6th April, 2019 (128 Comments)

The forthcoming roll-out of new ultrafast 5G mobile networks will in some areas benefit from shorter masts being upgraded to taller ones in order to fit the new infrastructure and improve coverage. But as one example in Manchester shows, such developments have a tendency to attract complaints.

voxi

4th April, 2019 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator VOXI, which is a Vodafone UK sub-brand that was launched in 2017 and initially targeted at people aged 25 and under (e.g. students), has informed ISPreview.co.uk that it will today remove “age-gating” from its platform so that “anyone can purchase a voxi contract.”

rural mobile mast site uk

1st April, 2019 (16 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents 30,000+ landowners (farmers and businesses) across England and Wales, has said that “forcing mobile operators to adopt rural roaming” may be the only way to deliver significantly better 4G coverage in rural areas. But operators now favour a barter system of mast sharing.

virgin media black logo

27th March, 2019 (0 Comments)

Customers of cable ISP Virgin Media Business can now access a new flexible mobile data plan, which for example would allow small and medium sized businesses to buy a company-wide data pool of up to 1000GB (GigaBytes) per month and then share it across a group of SIM cards / devices.

ofcom uk telecoms regulator

25th March, 2019 (7 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published their final annual plan for 2019/20, which summarises all of the major work they intend to do this year (e.g. boosting mobile coverage, new consumer protections, implementing the 10Mbps USO for broadband and promoting investment in “fibre” networks etc.).

o2 uk

22nd March, 2019 (3 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%).

lamp post

21st March, 2019 (9 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) has called for an “end to exclusive concessions agreements” on UK council owned street furniture, which they say has become a “barrier” to the roll-out of 4G and 5G mobile (mobile broadband) services, not least by only granting certain companies access to use it but not others.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

18th March, 2019 (32 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) has rejected an industry proposal from rival operators Three UK, Vodafone and O2 that would have aimed to improve national 4G network coverage via “rural roaming,” where signals in remote areas could roam onto whatever alternative network was available (like EU roaming).

three_uk_huawei_aicubeb900

15th March, 2019 (42 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.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

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.

isle of man uk

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.

ee mobile sim cards

13th March, 2019 (14 Comments)

Customers of EE‘s UK mobile network who enjoy consuming their 4G data (mobile broadband) allowances by streaming online video are being offered a new Video Data Pass add-on, which effectively allows you to stream as much as you like without using up your mobile data allowance.

mobile mast rural broadband uk

11th March, 2019 (17 Comments)

More than 40 MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Business (APPGRB) have today called on Ofcom to introduce better “annual monitoring” in order to ensure that Mobile operators like Vodafone, Three UK, O2 and EE keep to their future 4G and 5G (mobile broadband) coverage obligations.

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