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three uk mobile broadband

24th September, 2020 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced that, as part of their effort to “deliver the UK’s fastest 5G network” and upgrade 4G connectivity (mobile broadband), they have signed a new £100m investment deal with SSE Enterprise Telecoms to upgrade their fibre optic capacity across 250 towns and cities.

23rd September, 2020 (6 Comments)

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Ex-BT CEO and former trade minister, Lord Ian Livingston, will lead a new “Telecoms Diversification Task Force” to help diversify the UK’s telecoms (mobile and broadband) supply chain and reduce reliance on high-risk vendors like Huawei.

22nd September, 2020 (2 Comments)

The state aid supported West Midlands 5G (WM5G) programme has today announced 7 UK-based consortiums, which will each share funding of £2.4m to support the development of new 5G (mobile broadband) based products and services to help “transform transport across the region.”

three uk mobile broadband

22nd September, 2020 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced that they’ve appointed Belinda Finch to be their new Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for its Digital and ICT strategy. At the same time they’ve also named Peter Gilson as their Director of Radio Access Networks (RAN).

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.

17th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has today announced a new funding package of £4 million, which will be used to establish a new “national network of hubs” – S5GConnect Hubs – to help accelerate the adoption of ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) technology across Scotland.

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).

o2 uk mobile sim

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.

bt broadband logo official

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.

voxi

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.

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.

Red Road Closed road sign in a UK city street.

8th September, 2020 (10 Comments)

Securing legal access agreements (wayleaves) from UK landlords in order to install new gigabit-capable fixed broadband or 5G mobile infrastructure can be a slow and expensive process, but now a new automation technology has been developed that could handle tens of thousands more wayleaves per week.

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.

8th September, 2020 (11 Comments)

UK ISP Quickline, which is part of Bigblu group, has today secured a new £9.11 million contract that will see them deploy “superfast” (30Mbps+) and “ultrafast” (100Mbps+) capable fixed wireless and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband services to 6,700 extra premises across rural West Yorkshire and York.

7th September, 2020 (21 Comments)

A new H1 2020 report from benchmarking firm RootMetrics has revealed how well each UK mobile operator (Three UK, EE, Vodafone and O2) performs in terms of 5G based network availability and mobile broadband speeds across 16 cities. Overall EE offered the best availability, but in terms of performance it’s not so clear cut.

7th September, 2020 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator O2, which is working alongside key supplier Ericsson, has today announced that their new ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband network has just been expanded to cover several parts (usually the busiest areas at first) of Tyne & Wear, Surrey and Lincoln.

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