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Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

15th October, 2019 (15 Comments)

Some of Virgin Media’s mobile (EE MVNO) customers on their Pay-As-You-Go platform have expressed concern after the operator started notifying them of an unusual new charging structure. The change appears to penalise infrequent users of the service by effectively charging £2 for the first call or text on each new day.

jersey and guernsey map uk

15th October, 2019 (0 Comments)

The incumbent broadband, 4G mobile and phone provider on the English Channel Island of Guernsey, Sure, has announced a major 5-year plan to invest several million pounds in order to upgrade their sub-sea fibre optic links with the United Kingdom. This could increase network capacity to 300Gbps (Gigabits per second).

church spire jonas poetz on unsplash

14th October, 2019 (6 Comments)

The Church of England has reached a new agreement with the network sharing division of Vodafone UK and O2 – Cornerstone – to help boost 4G and future 5G mobile network coverage into poorly served areas (both rural and urban locations), which should make it easier for them to install discreet antennas.

smartphone apple iphone unsplash

10th October, 2019 (0 Comments)

Ofcom and benchmark firm P3 have examined a sample size of 150,000 UK mobile users, which revealed that people in Liverpool make the longest calls (average duration of 6 mins 51 seconds) and more than half of us (60%) use less than “1 gigabit (GB)” – we think they meant GigaByte – of mobile broadband data a month.

golden cup broadband and telecoms award

9th October, 2019 (14 Comments)

The latest October 2019 Mobile Network Experience report from Opensignal, which used crowd-sourced data to test 4G and 3G based UK Mobile (Mobile Broadband) performance, has once again named EE as the best overall operator as it beat arch rivals Vodafone, O2 and Three UK in almost every single category.

wireless mobile network operator uk mast and spectrum

8th October, 2019 (0 Comments)

Wireless infrastructure firm Arqiva, which among other things builds and manages many of the masts and rooftop sites used to deploy 4G and 5G services by UK mobile operators, has today announced the £2bn sale of their telecoms business to rival pan-European tower operator Cellnex (Spain).

vodafone mast and engineer

7th October, 2019 (0 Comments)

After several years of development Vodafone has announced that it will trial ‘Open Radio Access Network‘ (OpenRAN) technology in rural parts of the UK for the first time, which essentially enables mobile operators to cut the cost of building 3G, 4G or 5G networks by standardising the design and functionality of the hardware and software.

wireless microwave radio tower

3rd October, 2019 (16 Comments)

A new uSwitch.com commissioned Opinium survey of 2,010 UK adults (conducted during July 2019), which has been complemented by data from Opensignal, claims that 23 million consumers (45%) still struggle to connect to 4G, while 5G “looks unlikely” to fix this since it will only be available to 28% of the country by the end of 2019.

vodafone_mimo_antenna_mast_mobile

2nd October, 2019 (13 Comments)

Mobile network operator Vodafone UK has, in somewhat of an “industry first,” agreed to help extend Mobile Broadband coverage by sharing some of its “unused” 4G radio spectrum with StrattoOpencell (part of the Digital Colony UK Infrastructure Platform) in order to offer high-speed data in “remote areas without fibre connectivity.”

london south

28th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

As first promised last year, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has finally reached a new standardised wayleaves (land or property access) agreement, which aims to make the process of deploying new rooftop base stations (cell sites) for UK mobile network operators both easier and faster so as to improve 4G and 5G coverage.

mobile mast vector

26th September, 2019 (7 Comments)

Crowdsourced data researcher Tutela has examined the mobile network (3G, 4G) and mobile broadband performance of the United Kingdom’s 10 largest cities and discovered that London (England) is the worst of the bunch, while Glasgow (Scotland) is the best. Meanwhile EE was named the best operator for 8 of the 10 cities.

ee uk logo map

24th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

The national telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has confirmed that they’ve opened a preliminary investigation into a 4G mobile network outage that struck part of EE UK’s (BT) platform on 21st May 2019, which may have left some customers unable to contact the emergency services.

mobile mast red vector uk

24th September, 2019 (24 Comments)

Over the past few months all of the three major UK mobile network operators – EE (BT), Vodafone and O2 – have joined Three UK in offering 4G or 5G pay monthly mobile data (mobile broadband) plans with “unlimited” allowances. We take a quick look at what you can get (SIM-Only) for your money and some of the caveats.

three uk mobile broadband

19th September, 2019 (30 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today pledged that existing customers can expect “performance improvements” (i.e. faster mobile broadband speeds) of up to 150% as part of a major upgrade, which will see them both rollout L-Band (1.4GHz) technology to boost 4G and switch some of their 3G spectrum to 4G.

world internet

19th September, 2019 (1 Comment)

The United Kingdom has placed 13th out of 34 countries in a new Connectivity Index from Carphone Warehouse, which ranks sixteen different metrics across each country (transport links, information sharing, mobile broadband speeds, tourism and immigration etc.) in order to determine which are the most connected.

farming rural broadband mobile and cows

18th September, 2019 (11 Comments)

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) will today publish the outcome of their inquiry into the rural challenges of gaining access to superfast broadband, 4G mobile networks and accessing digital-only services across the United Kingdom, which identifies a number of problems with the Government’s strategy.

united kingdom map and broadband cable mobile

17th September, 2019 (20 Comments)

Ofcom has published a Summer 2019 update to their Connected Nations report, which reveals that “full fibre” (FTTP) UK broadband coverage has risen to 8% (up from 7% four months ago) and the number of premises unable to get 10Mbps+ has declined from 619,000 to 578,000. Geographic 4G mobile cover remains at 66%.

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