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telecommunication tower a falling signal on the city

8th December, 2021 (35 Comments)

The Government has unveiled a new agreement with the four primary mobile network operators, including Vodafone, EE (BT), O2 (VMO2) and Three UK, which among other things will see existing 2G and 3G signals being “phased out” by 2033 (benefitting 4G / 5G services and mobile broadband) and a new target for OpenRAN adoption.

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7th December, 2021 (7 Comments)

Nokia and CityFibre have teamed up in Glasgow (Scotland) to conduct the UK’s first successful demonstration of a trial that used their full fibre 25G PON kit to fuel backhaul capacity for a 5G mobile (mobile broadband) network, which was used for a holographic call between buildings, teleoperation of a robotic arm and 8K video streaming.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

30th November, 2021 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today announced that up to 250,000 of their Pay Monthly customers will, from tomorrow (2nd December 2021), be able to claim the gift of free unlimited data (mobile broadband) and this will then last for the entire Christmas period (30 days).

Vodafone-UK-Eco-Tower-Crossflow-Energy

25th November, 2021 (17 Comments)

Anybody who thought mobile phone masts were ugly before could be in for a shock. Vodafone has announced that they’ve teamed up with Crossflow Energy and Cornerstone to start building a new range of “Eco-Towers” to support their 4G and 5G services across the UK, which are self-powered masts that use renewable energy.

Works to lay new paving slabs and temporary footpath closed red warning sign on London sidewalk

24th November, 2021 (5 Comments)

The UK Government has today introduced their new Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (PSTI), which among other things will make it easier for broadband and mobile operators to upgrade and share infrastructure. The bill will also aim to ensure that internet connected devices are more secure.

Lyca Mobile 2021 Logo

23rd November, 2021 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Lyca Mobile, which is powered by an MVNO agreement with O2’s national network, has joined the bandwagon of Black Friday discounts by reducing the price of their two 4G based unlimited data (mobile broadband) plans by 50% for the first six months of service (available to order until midnight on 30th November 2021).

voxi

23rd November, 2021 (4 Comments)

Contract-free mobile operator VOXI, which is the virtual operator sibling of Vodafone UK, has today begun offering customers the option of buying a cheaper “refurbished” smartphone alongside bundles with their various 4G and 5G capable mobile (mobile broadband) plans. The move will save consumers money and reduce electronic waste.

EE-XBox-Games-and-Data-Bundle

18th November, 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE UK has today announced that Pay Monthly Mobile customers of their service can now take a Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with “unlimited gaming data” from £21 a month (£31 with the video data pass) and they can also have an Xbox Series X video gaming console for just £10 upfront.

Vodafone-5G-TCL-HH500V-GigaCube-Router

17th November, 2021 (8 Comments)

New customers of Vodafone‘s ultrafast 5G mobile based broadband packages may be interested to know that they’ve just introduced a new router to the bundle, which is named as the TCL HH500V GigaCube. In addition, their plans are currently half price for the first 6 months of service.

vodafone gigafast ftth broadband van

16th November, 2021 (6 Comments)

ISP and mobile operator Vodafone UK has today published their latest quarterly results (financial Q2 FY22), which reveals that their fixed broadband base added another +22,000 customers (vs +29k in the previous quarter) to make for a total base of 962,000. But their mobile base sat unchanged on 16,994,000.

15th November, 2021 (5 Comments)

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has today revealed the topics that will sit at the heart of their next (second) major assessment of the UK’s long-term infrastructure priorities, to be published in 2023, which among other things looks set to shift the focus on gigabit broadband from build to take-up.

13th November, 2021 (20 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that, after a long wait, they intend to finally start rolling out SMS (text messaging) support for Wi-Fi Calling “before the end of the year“, but this will be a gradual phased process that looks set to continue more widely during Q1 2022.

european union including united kingdom map

12th November, 2021 (10 Comments)

After a long delay due to COVID-19, the European Commission has today published their annual 2021 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which reveals how the EU’s fixed line broadband ISP and mobile networks compare. The UK was removed from this edition due to Brexit, so we’ve used Ofcom’s data to compare.

world broadband internet speed

10th November, 2021 (0 Comments)

The UK Government will today launch its election manifesto as part of efforts to secure a seat on the governing council of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), which will give it more of a say in future standards (broadband, satellite technologies etc.) and the allocation of global spectrum (mobile etc.) etc.

8th November, 2021 (6 Comments)

Business ISP Baltic Broadband, which typically offers a mix of fixed wireless and full fibre broadband to firms in the Liverpool area, has introduced an unusual new product called the ‘Baltic Backpack‘ – designed to be introduced to tackle areas of slow or failed broadband, seemingly by harnessing multiple cellular networks.

8th November, 2021 (3 Comments)

The 5G RuralDorset project, which is testing various 5G based mobile voice and broadband technologies alongside existing fibre cables, claims to have achieved a “world-first” by demonstrating satellite backhaul from a 5G Standalone network (i.e. using satellite to keep the connection live when terrestrial mobile fails).

Signal tower service concept

4th November, 2021 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has today confirmed that they will next year introduce new changes to help expand the range of licence exempt “mobile phone repeaters” for UK consumers to adopt, which can be used in locations where people want to boost mobile signals for indoor and in-vehicle (low gain) use.

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