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three uk mobile broadband

26th February, 2021 (47 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today revealed that their 5G based (mobile broadband) network is now live across busy parts of some 193 UK towns and cities (equating to 1,250 cell sites and masts). On top of that they’re still boosting 4G speeds by extending the reach of their L-Band (1.4GHz) spectrum.


25th February, 2021 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has today introduced a range of discounts across their various data based Pay As You Go (PAYG) bundles, unlimited data plans and mobile broadband (4G, 5G etc.) packages, which will either give you more data or reduce the monthly price by around 50% for the first 6 months of service.


24th February, 2021 (7 Comments)

Sky UK (Sky Mobile, Sky Broadband) and Vodafone have today published their responses to the Competition and Markets Authority‘s (CMA) on-going phase 2 investigation into the proposed £31bn merger between mobile operator O2 and broadband ISP (inc. TV, phone) Virgin Media, which raises a number of competition concerns.

ee mobile mast tower in scotland

24th February, 2021 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that, as part of the £1bn Shared Rural Network (SRN) industry project, they will expand their 4G (mobile broadband) network in 579 rural areas during 2021 in order to improve signal coverage (333 in England, 132 in Scotland, 76 in Wales, and 38 in Northern Ireland).

three uk mobile broadband

24th February, 2021 (53 Comments)

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned several adverts for mobile operator Three UK after they all were found to have made the same “misleading” claim of offering the “Best Network for Data” (mobile broadband), which the watchdog said could not be substantiated.

5g signal

23rd February, 2021 (19 Comments)

A new study from mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics, which exclusively examined the latest network availability and mobile broadband speeds on 5G operators in the UK, has found the EE still “continues to lead the way” on both fronts. Meanwhile O2 seems to be lagging behind their rivals.

vodafone uk sim holder

22nd February, 2021 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone have today extended their offer of free Data SIMs (mobile broadband), which come packed with a 30GB (GigaByte) allowance – valid for 90 days, to help another 150,000 primary and secondary school children to stay connected with their education during the COVID-19 crisis.

19th February, 2021 (16 Comments)

Global Wireless Solutions has today published the results of their annual (2021) study of mobile network (4G and 5G) performance (broadband speeds etc.) across 37 UK cities, which concludes that O2 is the “most reliable network” – performing best in 18 of 37 cities, towns, and motorways tested, followed by EE, Vodafone and Three UK.

12th February, 2021 (8 Comments)

French company nPerf has today published the results of their annual crowd-sourced data study into UK mobile broadband (4G, 5G) performance, which finds that EE has unseated rival Vodafone from last year’s top spot and is now named as the best operator across most of the performance categories.

mobile operator smartphone problems uk spanner

12th February, 2021 (52 Comments)

A new YouGov survey of 4,328 British adults, which was commissioned by mobile operator O2, has found that 36% of Brits currently working from home (1,351 of the respondents) are regularly switching to mobile broadband (4G / 5G data) to stay online and 61% say it’s made the working experience better.

11th February, 2021 (15 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this week added a temporary new feature to their 4G and 5G powered Sky Mobile plans, which enables customers with lots of spare data (mobile broadband) in their “Piggybank” to share some of it with someone they know who may need it (e.g. friends or family).

farmer rural broadband and mobile uk

10th February, 2021 (9 Comments)

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has published the results from their annual (2020) survey of 430 members, which found that just 20% of farmers had access to fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) speeds (up from 17% last year) and 11% have no indoor mobile signal at all (better than the 15% recorded last year).


9th February, 2021 (6 Comments)

Mobile operator iD Mobile (Dixons Carphone) has extended their existing Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) agreement with supplier Three UK and as part of that they will also gain access to the latest ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband connectivity, as well as continued 4G provision.

huawei b535

8th February, 2021 (49 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that new customers in “some areas” are “temporarily” unable to order the 4G home broadband service via their coverage checker. Instead customers doing this will be told that it isn’t available, even if the service still works for existing users.

virgin media red broadband logo

8th February, 2021 (45 Comments)

Cable broadband ISP Virgin Media UK has quietly made an important little change to their top unlimited mobile data plan, which removes the requirement for those who take it out to be an existing customer of their current pay TV, fixed line internet or home phone products.

5g mobile broadband users uk

4th February, 2021 (9 Comments)

The cross-party UK Science and Technology Committee has warned that the Government’s 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy, which aspires to ensure that mobile operators have a better choice of suppliers after Huawei’s ban, lacks “clear milestones” and detail. The strong focus on OpenRAN is also not “guaranteed” to succeed.

4th February, 2021 (78 Comments)

The BT Group’s latest Q3 2020/21 results reveal that Openreach’s G.fast and Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) network now covers a total of 6.88 million UK premises, with 4.05m coming from FTTP alone (up from 3.5m last quarter). The take-up rate for their full fibre services has also improved.

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