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14th October, 2019 (3 Comments)

The Church of England has reached a new agreement with the network sharing division of Vodafone UK and O2 – Cornerstone – to help boost 4G and future 5G mobile network coverage into poorly served areas (both rural and urban locations), which should make it easier for them to install discreet antennas.

golden cup broadband and telecoms award

9th October, 2019 (13 Comments)

The latest October 2019 Mobile Network Experience report from Opensignal, which used crowd-sourced data to test 4G and 3G based UK Mobile (Mobile Broadband) performance, has once again named EE as the best overall operator as it beat arch rivals Vodafone, O2 and Three UK in almost every single category.

london south

28th September, 2019 (0 Comments)

As first promised last year, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has finally reached a new standardised wayleaves (land or property access) agreement, which aims to make the process of deploying new rooftop base stations (cell sites) for UK mobile network operators both easier and faster so as to improve 4G and 5G coverage.

mobile mast vector

26th September, 2019 (7 Comments)

Crowdsourced data researcher Tutela has examined the mobile network (3G, 4G) and mobile broadband performance of the United Kingdom’s 10 largest cities and discovered that London (England) is the worst of the bunch, while Glasgow (Scotland) is the best. Meanwhile EE was named the best operator for 8 of the 10 cities.

mobile mast red vector uk

24th September, 2019 (24 Comments)

Over the past few months all of the three major UK mobile network operators – EE (BT), Vodafone and O2 – have joined Three UK in offering 4G or 5G pay monthly mobile data (mobile broadband) plans with “unlimited” allowances. We take a quick look at what you can get (SIM-Only) for your money and some of the caveats.

millbrook proving ground 5g

16th September, 2019 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK and Samsung have announced that their latest trial of ultrafast mobile broadband connectivity will involve equipping a standard ambulance with simulated 5G connectivity, which they say could transform such emergency vehicles into a unique remote consultation room.

o2 uk logo white background telefonica

13th September, 2019 (45 Comments)

After Three UK led the way, followed by Vodafone, then EE and today mobile operator O2 has become the last of the major UK providers to launch its own “Unlimited Data” (mobile broadband) tariffs for 4G and future 5G customers, which are available on both their Custom Plans and SIM-only contracts from £33 a month.

tutela_uk_mobile_network_testing_map_2019

4th September, 2019 (12 Comments)

Crowdsourced data analysis firm Tutela has today published their annual 2019 State of Mobile Networks report for the United Kingdom, which among other things found that you’ll get the fastest 3G and 4G mobile broadband download speeds in Scotland (median average of 14.6Mbps). Overall EE delivered the best operator scores.

mobile mast tower signal uk

26th August, 2019 (44 Comments)

A new UK Government funded project called NoServiceHere is hoping, among other things, to harness the power of the Twitter community in order to help identify areas (rural and urban) of poor mobile signal by curating geospatial data, which can then be used to help focus the rollout of 3G, 4G and future 5G networks.

mobile wireless signal disconnected uk

15th August, 2019 (11 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 mobile phone using UK adults, which was conducted by Global Wireless Solutions and OnePoll, has claimed that 11% of respondents felt their experience in a restaurant had “been ruined due to poor mobile connectivity.” Meanwhile EE and O2 offered the most reliable service while inside such eateries.

giffgaff logo uk

15th August, 2019 (16 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff has once again (they seem to do it each year) refreshed their range of 4G mobile “goodybag” plans by effectively doubling the data (mobile broadband) allowances on three of their mid-range tariffs, which for example means that for £15 per month you’ll now get 15GB instead of 8GB.

mobile mast uk in circle

13th August, 2019 (1 Comment)

RootMetrics will today publish their latest H1 2019 study of 4G mobile network performance in the United Kingdom, which once again concluded that EE (BT) is overall still the top performing operator and also delivered the fastest aggregate mobile broadband download speed in UK-wide testing (37.6Mbps). Sadly O2 remains at the bottom.

5G Mobile Wireless Radio Mast

12th August, 2019 (11 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) has criticised Ofcom’s recent proposal to defragment the 5G ultrafast mobile broadband friendly 3.4-3.8GHz radio spectrum bands after next year’s auction, which they complain favours Three UK (H3G) by allowing them to establish a “kingmaker” position from where they can obstruct rivals.

ee mobile mast tower in scotland

9th August, 2019 (22 Comments)

A new Which? study has found that in 524 out of 650 UK parliamentary constituencies 4G mobile coverage is not available via all four operators to the whole constituency. The most poorly-served city-based constituencies (all under 80% coverage) were Rochford, Southend, South West Devon, Romsey and Southampton North.

giffgaff logo uk

30th July, 2019 (3 Comments)

Ofcom has concluded their investigation into “inaccurate” billing at 4G mobile operator giffgaff – owned by O2 (Telefonica UK) – and has fined the company £1.4 million after it found that an error in their billing system led to around 2.6 million customers’ being overcharged up to almost £2.9m in total over a period of nearly 8 years.

fiber optic cable blue

26th July, 2019 (4 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has confirmed earlier reports that it intends to return to the fixed line broadband market. The move could result in the provider either moving to build their own “full fibre” (FTTP) style network or partnering with another ISP (e.g. Virgin Media, Cityfibre).

Sky Mobile UK

26th July, 2019 (0 Comments)

Sky (Sky Broadband) has this morning announced that they will launch their own 5G based Sky Mobile plans during November 2019, which as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) partner of O2 will of course be directly linked to their UK rollout plan (here) for the new ultrafast mobile network.

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