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Vodafone UK broadband and mobile

17th May, 2022 (2 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.

BT Tower 2021

12th May, 2022 (18 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q4 2021/22 results to March 2022, which saw the coverage of Openreach’s gigabit Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network grow by a record 752,000 premises in the quarter (up from +662K last quarter) to total 7.2 million. The operator also signed an FTTP co-provisioning deal with Sky Broadband.

mobile mast red vector uk

11th May, 2022 (38 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.

Virgin Media O2 UK Logo is forged

11th May, 2022 (52 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Virgin Media and O2 (VMO2) have today published their combined results for Q1 2022, which confirms that their plan to upgrade existing Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) network areas with Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology has now begun. But their fixed line broadband base took a hit.

Three UK ZTE 5G Hub

11th May, 2022 (24 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.

big_ben_uk_parliament_left_side_view

10th May, 2022 (10 Comments)

Prince Charles has today carried out the State Opening of Parliament event – formally still referred to as the “Queen’s Speech“, which sets out the UK Government’s agenda for the coming session. The speech contained no real surprises, but it did include and reiterate some bills that will impact broadband infrastructure and internet safety.

trains and railways uk

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.

ee_5g_balloon

10th May, 2022 (13 Comments)

EE (BT) today claims to have become the first mobile operator to have expanded its ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) network to cover more than 50% of the UK’s population, which it added had been achieved “five years ahead of government’s ambition” – despite the challenge of needing to replace Huawei as a key supplier.

three_uk_sim_card

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.

5g mobile wireless mast tower uk

9th May, 2022 (4 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today proposed to make a “large amount” of millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum available across the 26GHz and 40GHz bands for use by mobile technology, including 5G services. Such bands could help to deliver multi-gigabit mobile broadband speeds, but achieving good coverage is a costly obstacle.

Arabsat-BADR-7

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 (14 Comments)

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Rural Powerhouse has today published a new report that warns “Rural Britain is not a museum” and is being “held back” by, among many other things, “slow” broadband connectivity and the need to urgently improve 4G and 5G mobile infrastructure.

EE-Nreal-glasses

26th April, 2022 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator EE is keen to try and play-up the advantages of their latest 5G based ultrafast mobile broadband network and, in keeping with that, they’ve today announced an agreement with Augmented Reality (AR) innovator Nreal to exclusively launch their new ‘Nreal Air’ glasses in the UK “later this spring“.

ee_5g_balloon

20th April, 2022 (19 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) today claims to have become the “first European network” to combine (Carrier Aggregation) seven different spectrum carriers via its existing 3.4GHz and new 3.6GHz channels, among others, in order to push 5G based mobile broadband speeds up to 2.2Gbps (Gigabits per second) in testing.

smartphone apple iphone unsplash

18th April, 2022 (32 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.

voxi

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.

Vodafone UK 5G rooftop mast cell site

11th April, 2022 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has today announced that their new ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) network has just started to go live across a further 12 UK cities and towns, including bigger locations, like the city of Coventry in the West Midlands, and smaller places, such as the town of Llantwit Major in Wales.

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