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BT Tower 2021

4th November, 2021 (25 Comments)

The BT Group has published their Q2 2021/22 results, which reports that their consumer ISP division now has a total of 945,000 broadband customers on their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (up from 860K last quarter), while Openreach has grown their UK FTTP coverage to 5.78m premises (up from 5.16m). Build costs have also fallen.

scotland_rural_5g_mast_Scottish_government

3rd November, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Infralink programme, which is supported by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) and the Scotland 5G Centre, has today invited views and opinions from landlords, the mobile phone sector and their advisors to help improve the complicated process of locating digital infrastructure and making it “fit for purpose“.

asda mobile logo

3rd November, 2021 (5 Comments)

The mobile division of supermarket giant ASDA, which is powered by a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with Vodafone, has this week “permanently boosted” the data (mobile broadband) allowances of their entry-level £5 and £7 per month mobile bundles at no extra cost.

oneweb leo satellite

2nd November, 2021 (8 Comments)

UK ISP BT and satellite operator OneWeb, which is partly owned by the UK government, have today officially signed a Distribution Partner Agreement that could result in faster low-latency backhaul and broadband solutions for businesses. Further down the line, it may also help to cover rural homes by fuelling Fixed Wireless Access.

ee_5g_balloon

28th October, 2021 (26 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today begun to rollout the new 700MHz band across their UK ultrafast 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) network. As part of this, they’re switching on “indoor 5G” at more than 50 sites across the United Kingdom, although they fail to name even one of them.

5g mobile wireless mast tower uk

21st October, 2021 (3 Comments)

The UK Sunderland City Council (SCC) has today announced that they’ve awarded a 20-year strategic partnership to BAI Communications, which among other things is to be tasked with designing, building and operating next generation digital infrastructure including a private 5G small cell network.

o2_uk_rural_mast

19th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

Technology giant Samsung has today revealed that UK mobile operator O2 (VMO2) will shortly become one of the first providers in the country to conduct a commercial trial of their latest 5G Massive MIMO radios, as well as 4G radios, over both low-band and mid-band spectrum frequencies. The new kit will also be OpenRAN compliant.

5g_mobile_logo_and_signal_uk_image

14th October, 2021 (10 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics has today published the first H2 2021 results from their testing of 5G (mobile broadband) networks in the UK cities and towns of Coventry, Leeds and Bradford, Nottingham and Sheffield. EE delivered the fastest speed and availability in most of the locations, but not all.

Tutela_4g_mobile_testing_map

14th October, 2021 (1 Comment)

Crowdsourced benchmarking firm Tutela has published their latest Q3 2021 study of mobile broadband (4G and 5G) performance across the United Kingdom, which found that EE “dominated the majority of the metrics tested,” but Three UK are challenging when looking at the latest ultrafast 5G services.

o2_rural_mast_over_lake_uk

14th October, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new ‘Call for Evidence‘ is being launched by the Government today, which aims to inform their future Wireless Infrastructure Strategy (WIS). This attempts to understand the future wireless connectivity needs of the UK and how they can better support 5G mobile, as well as future satellite, IoT and 6G broadband technologies.

Nokia-Prototype-5G-360-mmWave-Device

13th October, 2021 (3 Comments)

Nokia claims to have moved closer to turning multi-gigabit speed capable 5G mmWave broadband for homes into a reality by developing a new type of “very high gain antenna” with a “360 Field of View,” which they say can overcome at least some of the usual signal propagation issues.

6th October, 2021 (2 Comments)

The Broadband Forum has revealed that BT, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and others have given their support to help develop a new Open Broadband standard – WWC Reference Implementation for 5G-RG [Residential Gateways] (OB-5WWC), which aims to bring the full benefits of the 5G mobile ecosystem to fixed-line broadband.

5g itu

1st October, 2021 (22 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has today confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’ve started to deploy the newly released 700MHz spectrum band for use on their latest ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) network, albeit initially limited to areas where they perceive there to be a case of “customer need” for it.

three_uk_esim_support

30th September, 2021 (14 Comments)

First they launched it, then they “put a short pause” on the deployment and said it was just a trial, before adding that it would arrive in “early 2021“, which in January 2021 became “later this year” (here). Mobile operator Three UK has now indicated that eSIM support for 4G and 5G handsets will not arrive until 2022.

iD_Mobile_UK_Logo_2021

29th September, 2021 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator iD Mobile (Dixons Carphone) has apologised to 24,000 of their UK customers after a billing fail resulted in them sending out an “outstanding balance notification in error,” which warned recipients that their service would be “suspended until the full outstanding balance has been paid.”

opensignal_mobile_network_testing

29th September, 2021 (14 Comments)

Opensignal’s latest Q3 2021 Mobile Network Experience Report, which uses crowd-sourced data to measure the 4G and 5G (mobile broadband) performance of all four primary operators (EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK) to determine which delivers the best service, has given most of the awards to EE. Except when only looking at 5G.

28th September, 2021 (15 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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