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10th December, 2018 (1 Comment)

The European Commission has announced the winners from their latest round of applications for the €120m WiFi4EU initiative, which includes 15 municipalities in the United Kingdom that will now receive vouchers worth up to €15K (£13.5K) to help them install FREE WiFi wireless broadband hotspots by 2020.

rfbenchmark q3 2018 mobile download speed map eu

6th December, 2018 (1 Comment)

RFBenchmark has published its latest crowd-sourced study into Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) speed across Europe, which reveals that the United Kingdom delivered an average download rate of 17.7Mbps (up from 16.9Mbps last year), uploads of 9.03Mbps (up from 7.85Mbps) and latency of 77ms (better than 101ms).

three uk mobile broadband

26th November, 2018 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has begun issuing a new text message to customers, which informs those who like to roam around the EU that the existing 15GB “fair use data limit” on 3G and 4G (mobile broadband) services will be increased to 19GB from 28th December 2018 “at no extra charge“.

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22nd November, 2018 (26 Comments)

A new study from the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), which did a systematic analysis of all of the 157 broadband measures that have been notified to the European Commission by Member States (inc. UK) between 2003 and August 2018, has warned that the current level of public funding is “insufficient“.

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20th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

Congratulations are in order after the Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet CIC (Myfi) ISP project in Wales, which built its own Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network (here), last night won the “Innovative models of financing, business and investment” category as part of the 2018 European Broadband Awards.

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10th October, 2018 (7 Comments)

Avanti, which operates the HYLAS Satellite broadband network, has claimed that a lack of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) in the County of Cornwall (England) is “costing jobs and holding back new start-ups,” with an estimated 6,500 Cornish businesses allegedly still being stuck in the economic slow lane (Council figures).

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13th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

The UK Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, has this morning confirmed that both Vodafone and Three UK have committed to retain free EU mobile roaming after Brexit and that the Government would “legislate for a limit on roaming charges” in the event of a no-deal outcome.

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12th September, 2018 (9 Comments)

The European Parliament has today voted to approve a mildly softened version of Article 11 (aka – “link tax“) and Article 13 (aka – “upload filters“) in their proposed new Copyright Directive, which among other things places restrictions on the sharing of news content and threatens mass automated internet censorship.

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30th August, 2018 (12 Comments)

New research from financial analyst firm Plimsoll Publishing has claimed that Internet Service Providers (ISP) are one of the top 10 UK industries identified as being “under threat” and “most at risk” from Brexit, particularly a “No Deal” Brexit outcome.

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2nd August, 2018 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today dropped their investigation into possible breaches of the EU’s Net Neutrality rules by Three UK and Vodafone. The move comes after both mobile network operators made key changes to related products and services.

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29th June, 2018 (16 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK and Vodafone in the United Kingdom have again been identified by a new Ofcom report as potentially being in breach of the EU’s rules for protecting Net Neutrality (i.e. there must be no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services).

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27th June, 2018 (2 Comments)

A probe conducted by the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has found “reasonable grounds for believing” that Lycamobile may have breached industry regulations for EU mobile roaming, not least by levying a surcharge and applying overly strict 4G / 3G data roaming limits (mobile broadband).

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21st June, 2018 (4 Comments)

A new crowd-sourced study of Mobile operator performance from Tutela has revealed that people who visit the UK (e.g. tourists) can expect to experience significantly slower Mobile Broadband (4G and 3G) speeds (average 10.25Mbps) than resident customers (18.15Mbps). The slowest operator for both is Three UK.

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19th June, 2018 (6 Comments)

The European Parliament will tomorrow vote on a reformed Copyright Directive, which among other things features provisions mandating online platforms to install automated upload filters that many fear could result in significant “over-blocking” of lawful content (censorship) and restrictions on news linking.

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6th June, 2018 (7 Comments)

The European Commission has approved a new Electronic Communications Code (ECC) that could boost investment in “full fibre” (FTTP/H) and 5G mobile. At the same time a new report from the European Court of Auditors confirms that their original target for “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) take-up will be missed.

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22nd May, 2018 (2 Comments)

The European Commission’s national consumer protection authorities have screened 207 EU websites (including some from the UK) for fixed/mobile phone, internet, audio and video streaming services, which revealed that 163 of them could be infringing consumer law by adopting “misleading practices“.

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18th May, 2018 (16 Comments)

The European Commission has publish their 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which uses data from 2017 and 2018 to reveal the United Kingdom’s progress toward the EU’s Digital Agenda goals (e.g. NGA 30Mbps+ broadband for all by 2020). This year we remain ranked 7th out of 28 member states.

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