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vodafone_5g_holographic_call

20th September, 2018 (10 Comments)

The hype train for the next generation of ultrafast 5G mobile technology, which will be able to deliver multi-Gigabit broadband speeds and faster latency to consumers, has kicked up another gear today after Vodafone confirmed they had conducted the UK’s first live holographic call using the technology.

wireless broadband radio spectrum signal

14th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

Ofcom has today published the technical advice that they recently submitted to Government, which proposes a number of ways in which near universal UK Mobile (3G, 4G, 5G) coverage might be achieved (public subsidy, rural wholesale access etc.), beyond what will be established via their forthcoming auction of the 700MHz band.

5g mobile sim logo uk

13th September, 2018 (2 Comments)

The UK Government has this week posted a brief update on their £200m national 5G Testbeds and Trials (5GTT) programme, which summarises all of their existing projects to test the future ultrafast wireless broadband technology and also hints at their plans for the next 12 months.

wireless masts towers and networking

5th September, 2018 (5 Comments)

The trade association for mobile network operators in the United Kingdom, Mobile UK, has today published a new report that aims to improve service coverage (2G, 3G, 4G etc.) by highlighting how local councils can help to both build and benefit from new telecoms infrastructure.

5g mobile wireless mast tower uk

4th September, 2018 (1 Comment)

The United Kingdom’s first “large-scale” test bed of next generation Gigabit speed capable 5G mobile broadband technology is set to take place in the West Midlands, with the cities of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton being today lined up to conduct the new trial, which is worth up to £75 million.

trains network rail engineers

17th August, 2018 (5 Comments)

The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has today issued a new ‘Call for Expressions of Interest‘ in their proposed £35m trial of 5G based mobile broadband and fibre optic technology on the Trans Pennine rail (trains) route between Manchester and York in England.

three uk mobile broadband

2nd August, 2018 (23 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has published their H1 2018 results, which among other things revealed that monthly Mobile Broadband (3G / 4G) data usage per customer grew by 10% during the first six months of the year to total 7.6GB (GigaBytes) and that’s compared with a rise of +7% for the whole of 2017.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

26th July, 2018 (4 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has released their latest results to the end of June 2018 (financial Q4 17/18), which reveals that “Fibre” (FTTC) penetration has risen to 38% (up from 33% six months ago) of their UK broadband base. Plus they’re planning an early Sky Mobile launch of 5G and have a new broadband router coming.

united kingdom black map

23rd July, 2018 (53 Comments)

The UK government has today set out a range of new proposals (copper switch-off, regulatory reforms etc.) as part of their Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR), which seeks to help boost investment and support for future 5G mobile and “full fibre” (FTTH/P) ultrafast broadband. But there are caveats.

5g itu

20th July, 2018 (6 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholder Group think-tank, which advises the UK Government, has today published new research from Analysys Mason that identifies 13 specific barriers (reflecting practical challenges in planning and roll-out) to deployment of future 5G mobile infrastructure. Some 21 recommendations are made.

london city shard

14th July, 2018 (4 Comments)

The Centre for Cities think tank, which is supported by O2, has published a new report that recommends what cities across the United Kingdom need to do in order to facilitate the rollout of next generation “full fibre” (FTTP/H) ultrafast broadband ISP technologies and future 5G Mobile networks.

router with fibre optic cables on top

10th July, 2018 (3 Comments)

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has put £5.6m toward supporting the launch of their new ‘Delivering Digital Connectivity Strategy’, which aims to “significantly improve mobile, broadband and public WiFi coverage, whilst securing future proof full fibre [FTTP] and 5G networks.”

wireless radio spectrum mast

5th July, 2018 (0 Comments)

Fixed wireless networks are used across the UK for supplying broadband ISP connections to homes, providing backhaul capacity for mobile networks, distributing TV and so forth. As such Ofcom’s review of related services, which sets out their key decisions and a 5 year plan for the spectrum, is very important.

wireless broadband rural uk mast

26th June, 2018 (10 Comments)

The Country Land and Business Association, which represents thousands of landowners (farmers and businesses) in England and Wales, has once again called on Ofcom to pull rural parts of the UK out of the “digital dark age” by forcing Mobile operators to make 4G “available for all businesses and communities.”

wireless masts towers and networking

20th June, 2018 (11 Comments)

The CEO of Ofcom, Sharon White, yesterday told the Connected Britain event in London that to provide good mobile network (4G etc.) coverage across virtually all of the UK landmass would cost up to around £6 billion and is likely to require some form of cross subsidy.

vodafone_mast_and_logo

20th June, 2018 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has countered EE’s announcement of a 5G trial in London (here) by confirming that they too will be testing the future 1Gbps capable mobile technology between October and December 2018, albeit in 7 UK cities: Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester.

5g mobile broadband

18th June, 2018 (12 Comments)

A new online RootMetrics survey of 1000 mobile customers has found that EE and Three UK have the highest levels of satisfaction with Mobile Broadband speeds (57% and 58% respectively), while O2 is bottom. Overall 79% would be willing to pay “marginally” more for something faster and more reliable (like 5G).

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