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28th September, 2021 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff has informed UK customers that they’re going to be boosting the data (mobile broadband) allowances across most of their 4G and ultrafast 5G based “golden goodybag” plans from 22nd October 2021, which will be applied to both new and existing customers at no extra cost.

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21st September, 2021 (11 Comments)

Last week’s cabinet reshuffle saw Matt Warman MP being somewhat unexpectedly sacked from the role of ‘Minister for Digital Infrastructure‘ within the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Replacements are normally appointed within 24-48 hours, but six long days have nearly passed without any clarity.

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20th September, 2021 (9 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) has today announced that they’re bringing forward their target for achieving Net Zero by 15 years (i.e. removing as many carbon emissions as they produce), moving it from 2045 to 2030 for their own operational emissions. But their supply chain and customer emissions won’t follow until 2040.

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16th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics has today published a general comparison of 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) speeds and availability across 13 of the United Kingdom’s key cities, which sees Glasgow take the top spot on an aggregated average (median) download speed of 144.3Mbps and availability of 28.3%.

15th September, 2021 (4 Comments)

UK-based Lycamobile, which is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) with operations in several countries, has today announced that they’ll invest £250m over the next 3-years in order to “transform” into a “digital service provider delivering diverse, multimedia experiences that put changing consumer expectations first.”

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14th September, 2021 (5 Comments)

Ookla, which runs Speedtest.net, has today revealed more data about 5G mobile speeds and availability across the UK. Overall, the country delivered average (median) 5G download speeds of 167.38Mbps (15.91Mbps upload), but availability is still low at 10.2% (17.9% on EE, 10.3% on Vodafone, 6.4% on Three UK and 5.4% on O2).

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14th September, 2021 (13 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that they will begin rolling out the new 700MHz band for use on their ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) network from October 2021. Redditch, Morecambe and Cramlington will be amongst the first UK towns to benefit from the extra spectrum.

14th September, 2021 (13 Comments)

Vodafone UK and WPI Economics have called on the government to help fix the climate by putting the rollout of 5G (mobile broadband), IoT and other digital connectivity at the core of its forthcoming Net Zero strategy – it’s claimed this could reduce the UK’s overall emissions by up to 4% a year (17.4 million tonnes of CO2e).

9th September, 2021 (3 Comments)

The UK Government has today invested £4m to support a new 2-year project (DCIA) trial, which aims to make it easier for network operators to access and deploy 5G mobile (mobile broadband) infrastructure on street furniture and public buildings, such as CCTV poles, traffic lights, lampposts, bus shelters and so forth.

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9th September, 2021 (103 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK, which last year said that they planned to “retain” EU roaming at no extra cost “regardless of Brexit negotiations“, has today followed the U-turns from rivals EE (BT) and Vodafone by announcing their intention to reintroduce roaming charges on texts, data (mobile broadband) and calls.

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3rd September, 2021 (34 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has launched new discounts and devices across their range of 4G and 5G based unlimited Home Broadband packages, which now start at just £14 per month for 24-months of service on their 4G plan or £22 for 5G (the 5G price is largely unchanged). You can optionally also bundle-in various gadget gifts.

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3rd September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Contract-free mobile operator VOXI, which is a virtual operator (MVNO) sibling of Vodafone UK, will later today introduce a new range of discounts across their plans and also boost the data allowances for mobile broadband usage. But these will only be available to order until 7th October 2021.

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3rd September, 2021 (45 Comments)

Mobile operator 1pMobile have begun to inform their UK customers of a change to their service that will see a new “minimum monthly spend” requirement of £2.50 being introduced from 1st October 2021. Customers who have set an auto-top-up will thus also see their minimum threshold go from £2 to £3.

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2nd September, 2021 (6 Comments)

Vodafone UK has teamed up with network supplier Ericsson to conduct a new trial in Central London, which demonstrated an impressive 43% reduction in the energy consumption of their 5G mobile broadband network (reaching up to 55% at off-peak times). The operator has also re-farmed some of their 900MHz band to boost 4G.

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1st September, 2021 (7 Comments)

A new study from crowd-sourced mobile benchmarking firm Opensignal has highlighted how mobile broadband users in Germany, Italy and the UK saw “significantly faster” 5G average download speeds when they were also connected to additional amounts of 4G spectrum, through older 4G technology.

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1st September, 2021 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff has recently announced that they’re launching a brand-new golden goodybag (mobile plan), just for students. Students will be able to access a special £10 goodybag, which provides 13GB of data (3GB more data than giffgaff’s regular £10 golden goodybag), as well as unlimited UK calls and texts and EU roaming.

26th August, 2021 (2 Comments)

Network builder Freshwave, which specialises in deploying 4G and 5G mobile cells that can often be harnessed by other operators, has announced that over 40 new cell sites will be added to their existing coverage in the Croydon area of South London. The same approach will also pave the way for 5G adoption in the future.

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