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vodafone uk sim holder

21st June, 2024 (2 Comments)

Some of Vodafone’s UK customers have questioned the mobile network operator’s claim that their inclusive roaming feature comes at “no extra cost”, particularly after a stealthy 22p call connection fee was introduced. But you’d have to dig deeper into their website to find it and the charge doesn’t apply to everybody.

iD-Mobile-EUROs-2024-Photo-of-people-in-stand

20th June, 2024 (1 Comment)

Low-cost UK mobile operator iD Mobile (Currys), which harnesses Three UK’s national 4G and 5G network via a virtual operator (MVNO) agreement, has announced that they’re offering sports fans heading to the Euros in Germany, and the Olympics in Paris, unlimited free roaming data (mobile broadband) for the duration of the events this summer.

IOEMA-Fibre-Route-Map

30th May, 2024 (8 Comments)

A new company called IOEMA Fibre has announced plans to build a new 1,371km long repeatered subsea fibre optic cable between the United Kingdom and several neighbouring countries in Europe, including the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway. The total “minimum” capacity of this will reach a blistering 1.3 Petabits per second!

Zayo Group Long Haul Fibre Optic Network Map 2024

7th May, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Zayo Group, which operates a large global high-capacity metro and long-haul fibre optic network, has today begun the process of carving out two independent entities from their business. One will consist of Zayo’s European business, while the other will encompass its business that manages customers’ global network needs (outside of their core North American and European networks).

fibre optic blue strands cosmetic broadband picture

19th April, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Zayo Group, which runs a large high-capacity metro and long-haul fibre optic network with global reach, has today announced that they’ve appointed industry veteran Colman Deegan to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zayo Europe.

Zayo Group Long Haul Fibre Optic Network Map 2024

26th March, 2024 (0 Comments)

The Zayo Group, which runs a large high-capacity metro and long-haul fibre optic network that delivers global reach, has today launched a new “Waves on Demand” service that enables customers to swiftly activate bandwidth across its 400G fibre network in Europe and the UK within 5 working days (the industry standard is said to be 30+ days).

mobile_phone_tracking

22nd March, 2024 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today finalised new rules – due to be enforced from 1st October 2024 – that will require mobile network operators, such as Three UK, Vodafone, EE and O2 (inc. MVNO operators), to protect consumers who travel abroad from mobile BILL SHOCKS on data (broadband), call and text charges.

Point Topic FTTP Adoption in Europe and UK Q1 2024

1st March, 2024 (16 Comments)

New research from Point Topic has revealed how the adoption rates of “full fibre” (FTTP) broadband ISP networks vary between 30 countries within Europe (i.e. how many subscribers take the service vs premises passed). Overall, the average take-up stands at 54.4% (up from 53.3% in mid-2021), while the UK scores just 34.7%.

Zayo Group Long Haul Fibre Optic Network Map 2024

9th January, 2024 (1 Comment)

The Zayo Group, which operates a large metro and long-haul fibre optic network that delivers global reach, has announced an expansion of their “near-net” that will put their 100Gbps capable connectivity within reach of thousands more businesses across Western Europe (inc. the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, and France).

OneWeb-Eutelsat-LEO-Satellites-in-Orbit

27th December, 2023 (13 Comments)

The tumbling share price of European satellite operator Eutelsat has effectively more than halved the value of the UK Government’s associated stake in OneWeb (currently worth c.£200m). The operator is now facing more pressure to secure a key EU satellite broadband contract, which won’t be easy due to.. politics.

cracked_mobile_phone_screen

5th November, 2023 (54 Comments)

Customers of EE (BT) are venting frustration after the mobile operator twice increased the price of their “Roam Abroad” add-on – making for a hike of 150% within the past year. The pass allows customers to use their existing allowances, at no extra charge, while in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand plus 47 European destinations.

tesco_mobile_uk_2020

20th October, 2023 (12 Comments)

Customers of UK mobile operator Tesco Mobile may be pleased to learn that they’ve extended their ‘Home From Home’ EU roaming offer until 2025. Customers can thus continue to tap into their UK minutes, texts and data (mobile broadband) allowances, at no extra cost, when travelling around 48 destinations in the EU and beyond.

European Union member states

28th September, 2023 (9 Comments)

The European Commission has published their annual ‘Broadband Coverage in Europe’ study, which reveals how the EU’s fixed broadband and 5G mobile networks compare across all of its 27 countries, plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We take a closer look to see how the UK is fairing.

Mobile phone communication

20th July, 2023 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today proposed new rules to force mobile network operators, such as Three UK, Vodafone, EE and O2 (inc. MVNO operators), to protect consumers who travel abroad from mobile BILL SHOCKS on data (broadband), call and text charges by introducing new roaming alert protections for consumers and small businesses.

easySim logo with orange background

17th July, 2023 (22 Comments)

As predicted last month (here), the Stelios-linked easy® family of brands (i.e. easyJet, easyMoney, easyCar) has this week launched a new UK mobile operator service called easySim.global, which is focused on giving people low cost travel data (mobile broadband) to use all around the world via eSIM.

mobile mast vector

22nd June, 2023 (19 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,000 UK adults, which was commissioned by Uswitch, has claimed that British people have had to fork out approximately £539m in “unexpected roaming” costs over the past 12 months since most mobile operators reintroduced EU roaming charges.

easySim logo with orange background

19th June, 2023 (19 Comments)

A new mobile operator called easySim.global, which is part of the familiar Stelios-owned group of brands (e.g. easyJet, easyMoney, easyCar) and last existed around a decade ago as easyMobile before vanishing, appears set to launch this summer. But the focus this time will be on giving people low cost travel data all around the world.

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