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2nd December, 2020 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator Three UK has launched a new “Business Boost” offer for small and medium sized businesses, which will give such SMEs 10 SIM-only plans for just £20 +vat per month. Each plan within this boost comes with unlimited calls and texts, plus 2GB of data (mobile broadband), on a simple 30-day contract.

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1st December, 2020 (20 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has announced that their Pay Monthly customers (i.e. those not already on an unlimited plan) the chance to enjoy 30 days of free unlimited mobile data (mobile broadband) via their 4G and 5G network this Christmas, but you’ll have to hurry as they’ve only made 200,000 passes available.

vodafone uk sim holder

1st December, 2020 (0 Comments)

Last month saw Vodafone UK offer free Data SIMs, packed with a 30GB (GigaByte) allowance (valid for 90 days), to help 250,000 primary and secondary school children to stay connected with their education this winter. The scheme was so successful that it’s now being extended to reach another 100,000 children and young people.

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30th November, 2020 (50 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced that their 5G based (mobile broadband) network has now started to go live across busy parts of some 154 UK towns and cities (via a total of 800 cell sites and masts), which also includes the launch of their first Ericsson powered 5G sites in Manchester, Glasgow and Reading.

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30th November, 2020 (9 Comments)

In another telecoms policy surprise the UK Government has today announced that mobile operators, such as Three UK, EE (BT) and Vodafone, must stop installing “any” Huawei equipment in ultrafast 5G networks from the end of September 2021. A 35% cap on kit will also apply to FTTP and gigabit broadband from Jan 2023.

5g signal

27th November, 2020 (64 Comments)

Crowdsourced benchmarking firm Tutela has just published the results of a new study, which examined the effect of network congestion on 4G and the latest ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband networks from EE (BT), Vodafone, O2 and Three UK. Sadly Three suffered the most and slowed by over 36% during peak hours, on average.

25th November, 2020 (38 Comments)

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today published his 2020 Spending Review and in so doing has kicked off the new £5bn UK Gigabit Broadband Programme, which previously aimed to ensure that “every home” could access a 1Gbps capable connection by the end of 2025 but now expects a “minimum” of 85% coverage by that date.

mobile network masts four uk 3g 4g 5g

25th November, 2020 (11 Comments)

A number of UK Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) on BT’s (EE) national UK mobile network, such as the mobile solutions offered by broadband providers like Plusnet and The Phone Co-op, may soon gain access to modern features (ultrafast 5G etc.) as a result of an expanded deal with Transatel (NTT Group).

24th November, 2020 (12 Comments)

The Government will today publish their Telecommunications (Security) Bill, which imposes new rules to improve the security of UK networks (mobile and broadband) and ban “high risk vendors” like Huawei, while also threatening fines of up to £100k a day (or 10% of turnover) against operators that fail to meet the standard.

23rd November, 2020 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator Smarty has reduced the monthly prices of their top two SIM Only tariffs by up to 25% as part of a new Black Friday promotion for new customers, which means that their biggest unlimited calls, texts and data (mobile broadband) plan is now just £15 per month for 12 months (£20 thereafter).

20th November, 2020 (60 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has just finished the build of 20 new data centres, complete with improved backhaul capacity, which should help to deliver faster network latency times and support the ever growing demands of their data (mobile broadband) hungry 4G and 5G based customers’.

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19th November, 2020 (5 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has today agreed that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) should have the final say on Liberty Global’s proposed mega-merger between broadband ISP Virgin Media and mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK), but this is not expected to delay the outcome.

vodafone uk sim holder

19th November, 2020 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has announced that it will offer free Data SIMs, packed with a 30GB (GigaByte) allowance that is valid for 90 days, to help 250,000 primary and secondary school children to stay connected with their education this winter. The move may help to mitigate some of the disruption caused by COVID-19.

vodafone uk sim holder

18th November, 2020 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has launched a new offer that gives 5 times more data (mobile broadband) alongside their various 30 day Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) based SIM Only bundles. For example, their entry-level £10 bundle now comes with 15GB of data (up from 3GB), as well as unlimited texts and 250 minutes of calls.

17th November, 2020 (4 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (EE) and Cambridge spin-out Nu-Quantum today claim to have launched a “world-first trial” of end-to-end quantum-secured communications for the new generation of ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) networks, which is being called AIRQKD (Air Quantum Key Distribution).

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17th November, 2020 (8 Comments)

A new study from consulting and research firm Analysys Mason has estimated that the new generation of ultrafast 5G based (mobile broadband) networks, which are currently being deployed by Three UK, Vodafone, EE (BT) and O2, could deliver £14.8bn in economic growth to the UK between 2025-2040 (at a cost of c.£3bn).

Vodafone UK broadband and mobile

16th November, 2020 (17 Comments)

Broadband ISP and mobile operator Vodafone UK have published their latest results to the end of September 2020 (financial Q2 FY21), which saw their fixed broadband base top 838,000 customers (up by +45k in the quarter vs +42K in the previous quarter), while their mobile base declined to 17,380,000 (down by -200k).

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