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Virgin Media O2 UK Logo is forged

26th July, 2021 (1 Comment)

Mobile operator O2 UK (VMO2) has today, perhaps unsurprisingly, announced that their existing relationship with supplier Ericsson will be extended to include deployment of their “cloud native, container-based dual-mode 5G Standalone Core” network.

three_uk_mobile_mast

26th July, 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK, supported by research from CCS Insight, has today called on the Government not to overlook the benefits of “5G WiFi” in their plan to rollout gigabit-capable broadband across the country. Apparently, 5G based Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) could do it “faster and for half the cost of fixed lines.”

Virgin_Media_O2_VMO2_UK_Colourful_Logo_2021

23rd July, 2021 (13 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has launched a refreshed range of ‘Pay As You Go’ (PAYG) tariffs, which start with a top-up of £10 (lasting for 30-days) and that gets you 7GB of data (mobile broadband), unlimited minutes and unlimited texts.

gigaclear engineers in rural uk field

23rd July, 2021 (18 Comments)

A new survey involving 651 members of the Countryside Alliance, which was conducted by UK broadband ISP Gigaclear, has found that 85% of rural businesses view their current internet connection as being either poor but manageable (47%), or unmanageably poor (38%). Unsurprisingly, most of them want “ultrafast fibre” to fix it.

vodafone mast and engineer

23rd July, 2021 (7 Comments)

The latest quarterly results (financial Q1 FY22) from UK ISP and mobile operator Vodafone has today been published, which reveals that their fixed broadband base added another +29,000 customers (vs +35k in the previous quarter) to make for a total base of 940,000. But their mobile base declined again to 16,994,000.

22nd July, 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile testing firm RootMetrics has published their latest biannual H1 2021 study of mobile network (4G and 5G) and broadband performance across the United Kingdom, which once again named EE (BT) as the best overall operator. But they were beaten in one category, with O2 (VMO2) coming top for accessibility.

Three-UK-Fastest-5G-Network-TV-Advert

21st July, 2021 (13 Comments)

A complaint raised by rival mobile operator Vodafone has today resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning two TV adverts for Three UK, one of which “misleadingly” claimed to offer the “UK’s fastest 5G network” (broadband speed) and the other claimed they were the only “real 5G” operator.

vodafone 5g antenna

20th July, 2021 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that they’re rolling out a new machine learning (ML) algorithm across their UK and pan-European mobile network(s), which has been designed with support from Nokia’s Bell Labs R&D division to “detect and correct anomalies [in their network] before they impact customers.”

Virgin-Media-O2-5G-Satellite-Broadband-Mobile-Testing-Van

20th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (VMO2) has begun testing a new “ubiquitous communications” technology in Cornwall (South West England), which has the capability to instantly switch between 5G mobile and satellite broadband if one network becomes unavailable, thus allowing devices to stay connected continuously while on the move.

19th July, 2021 (2 Comments)

Ofcom UK has today set out their future spectrum management strategy for the next ten years, which among other things aims to boost support for localised spectrum access (e.g. creating local wireless networks via 5G etc.) and promote greater sharing of existing spectrum in higher frequencies.

voxi

16th July, 2021 (13 Comments)

Contract-free mobile operator VOXI, which is an MVNO (virtual operator) sibling of Vodafone UK, has today announced that all new and existing customers will be offered the next generation of “superfast” 5G mobile (mobile broadband) technology as standard and “at no extra cost.”

15th July, 2021 (0 Comments)

Infrastructure firm M Group Services, which serves the United Kingdom and Ireland via its various broadband and mobile focused civil engineering brands (e.g. Avonline Networks, magdalene, Morrison etc.), has today announced that they’ve gobbled up Waldon Telecom, a wireless telecom infrastructure service provider.

14th July, 2021 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today published its proposals on the annual licence fees for spectrum licences in the 2100MHz band, which was originally auctioned off in April 2000 to support the deployment of 3G mobile (mobile broadband) networks for the eye watering sum of £22.5 billion.

ee_5g_balloon

14th July, 2021 (18 Comments)

Mobile operator EE and broadband ISP giant BT have today pledged to offer ultrafast 5G mobile solutions “across the entire UK” by 2028 and to “fuse” their mobile, Wi-Fi and fibre broadband infrastructures to realise the potential of the country’s “first fully converged network.” But this isn’t quite universal coverage.

ee mobile tower mast uk

14th July, 2021 (10 Comments)

The ongoing UK rollout of ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) networks by EE (BT), Three UK, Vodafone and O2 (VMO2) is reportedly still being slowed by landowners of existing mast sites, many of which have balked at the significantly reduced annual rents now being proposed by operators.

mobile mast red vector uk

13th July, 2021 (8 Comments)

The UK telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today proposed to increase the permitted power output for the equipment mobile operators use in the 800MHz band, which is currently used to deliver 4G based data (mobile broadband) and call services. In theory, this could deliver a small improvement in network coverage.

Virgin_Media_O2_VMO2_UK_Colourful_Logo_2021

13th July, 2021 (4 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media (VMO2) reported a sharp decrease in internet traffic during England’s Euro 2020 football final against Italy on Sunday, with customers downloading 28% less than at the same time last week. Likewise, mobile operator O2 reported “no significant rise” in data usage.

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