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18th September, 2020 (36 Comments)

Did you spot it? Many did not. In a surprising move new customers looking to benefit from ultrafast 5G based data speeds (mobile broadband) on the BT Mobile (EE) network can no longer do so and will instead only be able to harness 4G connectivity, which represents a significant change of strategy.

16th September, 2020 (9 Comments)

UK broadband ISP Virgin Media Business has today launched a new 4G mobile powered “business-grade” Back-up (failover with unlimited data) and Start-up service, which aims to help businesses across the country “get online faster and stay connected“.

16th September, 2020 (18 Comments)

The Permanent Secretary for the UK Home Office, Matthew Rycroft, has informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that the new 4G based Emergency Services Network (ESN) is now unlikely to completely take over from the existing platform until early 2024 or late 2025. Previously it was due by December 2022.

15th September, 2020 (18 Comments)

A new ruling by Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today, for the first time, interpreted the EU regulation enshrining “internet neutrality” (this was also adopted in the UK), which appears to restrict mobile and broadband operators when offering zero rating plans (i.e. unlimited data on certain services).

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15th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new O2 commissioned survey of 1,000 adults has claimed that 20% of UK business – reflecting £205bn of economic output – was safeguarded by the power of mobile connectivity during the COVID-19 lockdown between March and September 2020, which it did by enabling many people to work flexibly and remain productive at home.

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13th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT has begun inviting customers to a new “Hub Equipment” trial, which is due to start at the end of September 2020 and proposes to test a “a new piece of kit that works with your BT Home Hub” (or Smart Hub router) and “makes your broadband even more reliable.”

11th September, 2020 (15 Comments)

Supermarket giant ASDA has announced that their mobile network division, ASDA Mobile, has taken the big decision to swap their Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) supplier from EE (BT) to Vodafone. The new 5-year deal will see ASDA harness both 4G and ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) connectivity.

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11th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

Customers of Vodafone UK’s contract-free mobile operator “youth brand” – VOXI – will soon to able to take their new 4G and 5G based “Endless Video” plans, which provides unlimited data (mobile broadband) to popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, My5, TVPlayer and UKTV Play.

10th September, 2020 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today released their Summer 2020 update for UK broadband and mobile networks, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) coverage has grown to 14% or 4.2 million premises (up from 12% in Jan 2020) and 2% (590,000 premises) are still unable to get speeds of 10Mbps+. Geographic 4G coverage is now 67% (unchanged).

9th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today published their latest UK Mobile Network Index, which among other things reveals that data traffic (mobile broadband) more than doubled to travel and holiday sites, while voice calls returned to near pre-lockdown levels (i.e. they’ve reduced) and 5G users watch more online video than 4G ones.

bt broadband logo official

8th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP BT is sending out invites for a new trial, which will see them “teaming up” with EE to offer a special discount when a customer takes both a BT Broadband and EE Mobile service. Normally both providers, despite being part of the same group, would treat their customers as being separate but that may soon change.

5th September, 2020 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator iD Mobile, which is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on Three UK’s platform, has dropped the price of their unlimited calls, texts and data (mobile broadband) plan from £20 to just £18 per month on a short 30-day minimum contract term. As a result it’s one of the most affordable data plans around.

4th September, 2020 (31 Comments)

Some of broadband ISP Virgin Media’s UK mobile customers are complaining after they were suddenly issued with a replacement SIM card that doesn’t work in their handsets, instead resulting in a “SIM not valid” message on the screen. The problem is mostly affecting those with older phones, many of which are elderly users.

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3rd September, 2020 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today launched a new range of 5G ready business plans for small businesses, which among other things includes access to new entertainment services “as the traditional lines between work and play continue to blur“. Handset customers also gain additional protection for their device.

3rd September, 2020 (30 Comments)

Mobile network operator Three UK has partnered with Apple to create a new bundle, which combines their 4G and 5G based unlimited use Home Broadband service with an Apple 4K TV device that also includes one year of free Apple TV+ access (usually £4.99 per month).

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2nd September, 2020 (5 Comments)

The latest report from Point Topic has revealed some big variations in 4G and 5G (Mobile Broadband) based data pricing and usage allowances across Europe, with consumers in the United Kingdom generally placing about mid-table. But other countries seem to offer faster mobile speeds.

1st September, 2020 (32 Comments)

Some customers of mobile operator Vodafone UK are reporting that another network outage is currently taking place, which appears to be disrupting both data (mobile broadband) and voice connectivity on their 3G and 4G networks (not enough feedback to say if 5G is affected but that seems likely).

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