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10th January, 2020 (21 Comments)

The Local Government Association, which represents hundreds of councils across England and Wales, has finally figured out what almost everybody else has known for years, that those mobile network coverage (3G, 4G, 5G etc.) checkers – usually run by operators – are not a particularly reliable gauge of signal quality.

9th January, 2020 (6 Comments)

Infrastructure firm Magdalene (part of M Group Services) has signed a new 5 year deal to help develop and upgrade 4G / 5G mobile sites (e.g. Masts) for Mobile Broadband Network Ltd (MBNL), which is the Joint Venture between Three UK and EE (BT) that is responsible for the management and deployment of their shared sites.

8th January, 2020 (35 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a “misleading” advert by campaign group Electrosensitivity-UK after it wrongfully claimed that the roll-out of ultrafast 5G mobile networks could result in a range of health effects, such as “reduced male fertility, depression, disturbed sleep and headaches, as well as cancer.”

7th January, 2020 (0 Comments)

Just like clockwork the UK telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed a new annual work plan for the next year. The generalised summary covers everything from improving fairness for consumers (e.g. end-of-contract notifications), internet regulation and boosting the roll-out of faster broadband ISP and mobile services etc.

1st January, 2020 (18 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK (Telefonica) ended 2019 last night by announcing that they had switched-on their ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband network in a further 13 cities across the United Kingdom, which meant they finished the year with a total of 20 as planned. But coverage in the new cities remains focused upon the busiest parts.

31st December, 2019 (1 Comment)

The CEO of BT’s Consumer divisions (BT, EE and Plusnet), Marc Allera, has posted a limited look at anonymised internet data traffic across EE’s mobile broadband network during Christmas Day and Boxing Day, which mainly focuses upon the key impacts for social media and video streaming usage.

23rd December, 2019 (6 Comments)

Residents in the tiny rural Monmouthshire village of Llanddewi Rhydderch in Wales now have a second 1Gbps capable speed option for broadband in the form of a new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which is intended to complement their existing Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) trial. But another 50 villages could soon join them.

19th December, 2019 (34 Comments)

The Queen has today, for the second time since October, carried out the annual State Opening of Parliament, which repeated roughly the same list of Government policy plans as her prior visit. Once again this included planned legislation to support the UK roll-out of Gigabit broadband and internet safety related regulation.

18th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that their new 5G ultrafast mobile broadband network, which began its rollout across the United Kingdom in May 2019 (here), has today switched-on a further six cities including Hull, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Sunderland.

17th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

A few months ago a new ISP called Fidelity Broadband unveiled their plan to deploy a 1Gbps Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network to cover over 1 million UK premises “on-demand” (here). Now the same provider has revealed that they also intend to build a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network for homes and businesses.

14th December, 2019 (23 Comments)

Yesterday saw the Conservative party return to power after securing a large majority in the 2019 UK General Election. In response broadband ISPs have politely welcomed the “new” government but have called upon PM Boris Johnson to get on with the job of implementing his commitment to gigabit connectivity for all by 2025.

12th December, 2019 (32 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has this week discounted their 4G and future 5G based unlimited calls, texts and data (mobile broadband) SIM-Only plan for new customers to just £10 per month for the first 6 months of service (£20 thereafter). The catch is that you’ll have to take it alongside a long 24 month contract term.

9th December, 2019 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has today begun inviting applications for their new Shared Spectrum Licences, which enables small businesses to create their own local wireless networks in radio spectrum bands (ranging from 1.8GHz to 26GHz) that could previously only be used by national mobile and broadband providers.

6th December, 2019 (8 Comments)

Virgin Trains has worked with mobile operator Vodafone UK and McLaren Applied to trial a new ultrafast 5G powered onboard WiFi network for commuters travelling via their trains on the West Coast Mainline route (i.e. the trial took place between London Euston, Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly).

3rd December, 2019 (13 Comments)

A new Consumer Intelligence survey of 1,068 UK SMEs, which was commissioned by broadband ISP Onecom and conducted between May and July 2019, has found that 51% of small and medium sized businesses feel the benefits of ultrafast 5G (mobile) technology are being overhyped.

3rd December, 2019 (37 Comments)

Three UK has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that the long wait for eSIM support on their 3G, 4G and 5G network may finally be coming to an end. The mobile operator plans to launch customer trials “within the next few months.” Rivals O2, EE (BT) and Vodafone have already launched eSIM, albeit with varying different levels of support.

29th November, 2019 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator and UK ISP Vodafone have launched a bunch of Black Friday offers this week, which among other things includes bundling in a ‘Google Nest Hub Max’ (usually c.£190) smart speaker device with their fixed line “superfast broadband” (FTTC) packages and discounting some of their mobile plans with Smartphones.

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