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mobile mast rural broadband uk

16th November, 2018 (11 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,008 UK adults (79% from urban areas) has found that 9 million Brits (17%) won’t move to the countryside for fear of being cut off by poor broadband. Meanwhile 25% of existing rural residents say they struggle to make any mobile calls at home and 38% complained of slow or unreliable internet.

internet law uk

13th November, 2018 (10 Comments)

The UK Government’s revised Electronic Communications Code, which is designed to make it easier and cheaper for broadband ISPs and mobile operators to build their networks, has passed an important hurdle after a court ruled that CTIL (O2 and Vodafone) could force access to land in order to conduct a survey.

ee_london_5g_urban_city_trial_broadband

13th November, 2018 (18 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today named the first UK cities to benefit from their commercial roll-out of ultrafast multi-Gigabit capable 5G mobile and wireless home broadband technology, which is due to begin later next year. Naturally London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast are on the list.

wireless signal uk map

8th November, 2018 (2 Comments)

Ofcom has today announced that they will be imminently releasing more radio spectrum in the licence exempt 57-71GHz bands, which they suggest could be used to help deliver fixed wireless broadband and 5G style connections at potentially “fibre-like speeds“.

O2 wireless vehicles trial

8th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has signed a new collaboration agreement with the Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG), which will support the development of what is expected to be “Europe’s largest fibre connected small cell network” and trials of driverless vehicles using 5G tech in the West Midlands.

london city shard

7th November, 2018 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that their recently launch trial of future 5G wireless technology in the capital city, which began last month at Montgomery Square in Canary Wharf (here), has been extended to include some of the busiest parts of East London.

5g mobile signal bars uk

7th November, 2018 (0 Comments)

The GSMA, which represents around a thousand Mobile Network Operators (MNO) from across the world, has warned Government’s to ensure that the future roll-out of 5G mobile broadband technology isn’t put “at risk” by the potential of regulators to release enough affordable spectrum to support its hype.

5g mobile wireless mast tower uk

7th November, 2018 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has announced that they’ve committed £2bn to support the start of their commercial roll-out of future 5G mobile and ultrafast “home broadband” technology from the second half of 2019, which will put them in a position to challenge arch rival EE (BT) for an early lead.

three uk mobile broadband

1st November, 2018 (33 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced that they’ve adopted the LTE-Advanced based Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology, which will enable them to combine several radio spectrum bands in order to boost 4G (Mobile Broadband) speeds for their customers. Sadly the initial coverage is limited.

pound coins pile uk

29th October, 2018 (30 Comments)

The Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, has today set out his autumn 2018 budget and confirmed that he will inject an “additional” £200m+ to help “full fibre” broadband ISP networks reach rural areas. He also set out policy proposals to encourage FTTP for new build homes and existing apartments.

o2 uk mobile sim

29th October, 2018 (18 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) has announced that they will invest in a further expansion of their 4G (Mobile Broadband) network coverage to reach 339 extra rural communities (defined as an area with a population of 100+) across the United Kingdom by the end of 2018, which could benefit 250,000 residents.

vodafone 5g antenna

25th October, 2018 (2 Comments)

Vodafone today claims to have become the “first to switch on” a full 5G service over a commercial network in Salford, Greater Manchester. This will be followed by roll-outs in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool and London by December 2018. Cornwall, the Lake District and Scottish Highlands will follow.

broadband internet video and movie streaming

23rd October, 2018 (0 Comments)

Vodafone has been named by crowd-sourced testing company OpenSignal as the best Mobile Network Operator in the United Kingdom for streaming video over a data (3G / 4G mobile broadband) connection, although they were very closely followed by arch rival EE (BT).

orkney sea scotland island

17th October, 2018 (4 Comments)

Broadband slow-spots in several remote parts of the Orkney islands (Scotland) could soon gain access to superfast broadband download speeds of up to 70Mbps (20Mbps upload) as part of the 5G based “RuralFirst” project, which earlier this year (here) was awarded a public grant worth £4.3m to help test the new wireless tech.

three uk mobile broadband

17th October, 2018 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has had one of its website adverts banned for “misleadingly” claiming that customers could “Roam the world in 71 destinations at no extra cost,” which is despite still imposing a “fair use limit” of 12-13GB on Mobile Broadband (3G, 4G) data usage.

trains and railways uk

16th October, 2018 (8 Comments)

Ofcom has published the technical advice that they supplied to the government on improving rail passengers’ access to mobile data services (mobile broadband via 3G, 4G or 5G), which identifies some useful spectrum bands and estimates that by 2025 the busiest trains may need to be fed by 1.7Gbps to 3.6Gbps of capacity.

ee rural mast

15th October, 2018 (0 Comments)

A new cross-party report has warned that there is “no silver bullet for how to improve rural mobile coverage” in the United Kingdom, but it has recommended five ways in which the Government could boost 4G network coverage enough to help achieve or beat the current target for 95% geographic coverage by 2022.

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