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lycamobile_uk

20th October, 2017 - 10:57 am (0 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has begun an investigation of Lycamobile in order to determine whether the operator breached industry regulations for EU mobile roaming, not least by levying a surcharge and applying overly strict data (3G, 4G) roaming limits.

london city central

20th October, 2017 - 9:31 am (0 Comments)

The latest H2 2017 study of 3G and 4G mobile network performance in London by RootMetrics has once again awarded the best operator crown to EE, although rivals from O2, Vodafone and Three UK are catching up and the latter did at least manage to beat EE for “Call Performance“.

fibre_optic_rural_broadband_b4rn

19th October, 2017 - 2:01 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has today laid draft regulations in Parliament that revise the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) in order to make it easier and cheaper for network operators to roll-out new broadband and telecoms infrastructure (masts, cables etc.) on public and private land.

5g itu

16th October, 2017 - 12:01 am (0 Comments)

The Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has started to hunt for the first test locations to support a future rollout of 5G based Mobile and Fixed Wireless Broadband technologies across the United Kingdom, which is supported by an initial public investment of £25m.

united_kingdom_of_great_britain_map_500

13th October, 2017 - 1:21 pm (19 Comments)

The Government’s National Infrastructure Commission has launched a new consultation which, among other things, warns that the United Kingdom “risks falling behind” other countries in its next generation mobile (5G) and broadband connections unless “urgent action” is taken to increase capacity.

wireless mobile mast

11th October, 2017 - 4:17 pm (12 Comments)

The Government’s £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), which was originally set-up in 2011/12 to improve mobile network (2G, 3G and 4G) coverage in rural “not spot” areas, has today won some praise for what it achieved, despite only being able to build 75 of the promised 575 masts.

sure_logo

11th October, 2017 - 3:21 pm (4 Comments)

Telecoms operator Sure has launched a “totally unlimited” 4G broadband service on the Isle of Man (British Crown Dependency), which it claims is a “superior alternative to fixed line broadband.” Download speeds of up to 40Mbps (2Mbps upload) are available over the new product.

giffgaff_logo_uk

6th October, 2017 - 11:37 am (8 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff, which is based off O2 UK’s Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) platform, has increased the data allowances across their various 4G plans by between +250MB (MegaBytes) and +3GB (GigaBytes), depending upon which option you take.

wales_mobile_action_plan_2017

5th October, 2017 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

Tax breaks for new masts, changes to permitted development rights for telecommunications equipment and support for 5G are just some of the changes being proposed by the Welsh Government today as part of their new ‘Action Plan’ to improve mobile network connectivity (3G, 4G) across Wales.

5G official logo 3gpp

3rd October, 2017 - 4:49 pm (10 Comments)

A new study from the Cambridge Judge Business School, which examined the cost, coverage and roll-out implications of future 5G networks in Britain, has forecast that the roll-out of “ultrafast” Mobile Broadband will reach 90% of the population by 2026. But £12bn of funding may be required for rural areas.

Apple iOS Internet update

26th September, 2017 - 4:08 pm (3 Comments)

The European Union’s move in June 2017 to scrap roaming charges for mobile calls, texts and data / internet services (here) has resulted in operators’ reporting a huge rise in data traffic due to travellers, which has multiplied by between 3-6 times this summer compared with last year.

wales uk counties map

20th September, 2017 - 11:36 am (2 Comments)

A National Assembly Committee has published a report that makes 12 recommendations for how Wales (UK) could bring faster broadband to poorly served premises and improve Mobile (4G etc.) connectivity, such as making future subsidies for landowners conditional on them allowing mobile masts.

major capacity fibre optic cables

20th September, 2017 - 10:43 am (7 Comments)

Mobile operators O2, Three UK and Vodafone have warned that a recent decision by Ofcom, which prevented them from accessing Openreach’s (BT) existing cable ducts and telegraph poles in order to build new fibre optic backhaul links, could hinder the deployment of future ultrafast 5G Mobile services.

ee sim mobile broadband

19th September, 2017 - 4:39 pm (9 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has formally lodged a legal appeal against the matter of Ofcom’s forthcoming 4G / 5G radio spectrum auction in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands. The aim is to stop Three UK’s own challenge from imposing a cap on their ability to bid for a slice of 3.4GHz band.

Sky Mobile UK

12th September, 2017 - 12:11 pm (9 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today introduced a new Sky Mobile 4G plan with a bigger 10GB data allowance for £20 per month. On top of that they’ve also reduced the price of their 5GB plan from £20 to £15 per month and removed the old 3GB plan entirely (existing customers can upgrade).

ee uk logo map

11th September, 2017 - 11:38 am (18 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today announced that they intend to further boost the top speeds and reliability of their “superfast” 4G based mobile data network by converting (“refarming“) another 10MHz of radio spectrum in the 1800MHz band from older 2G services.

mobile mast red vector uk

6th September, 2017 - 2:30 pm (7 Comments)

A new report from Point Topic has revealed significant variations in 4G based (Mobile Broadband) pricing and usage caps across Europe, with consumers in the United Kingdom paying less for their monthly tariffs but often receiving fairly meagre data allowances in return.

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