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23rd October, 2020 (1 Comment)

Mobile network operators giffgaff and Tesco Mobile have both come top of a new survey conducted by management consultancy firm Yonder, which attempts to identify the best performing UK mobile networks for customers under lockdown (COVID-19).

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22nd October, 2020 (14 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 has today announced that their new ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband network has been extended to cover a total of 108 UK towns and cities (up from 60 in June 2020), which puts their rollout ahead of schedule and includes locations such as Milton Keynes, Ipswich and Chelmsford.

21st October, 2020 (10 Comments)

Ookla, which runs the popular Speedtest.net service, has this week published their latest Q3 2020 study of UK fixed broadband and mobile data speeds across the market’s largest providers, which perhaps unsurprisingly sees Virgin Media (fixed) and EE (mobile) come top of the table.

21st October, 2020 (26 Comments)

Mobile operator giffgaff has this week finally jumped on both the “unlimited data” (mobile broadband) and 5G bandwagon with the launch of their new £35 “golden goodybag” plan, which is not to be confused with their existing £25 “always on” package and we’ll explain why. Get ready for caveats.

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17th October, 2020 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica) has revealed a list of the top 10 most data hungry (mobile broadband) UK cities for September 2020, which sees Bradford top the list after it saw data consumption on their network jump by 50% when compared with the same time last year. Meanwhile Coventry came a close second (47%).

16th October, 2020 (22 Comments)

Mobile operator EE (BT) has today requested approval from Ofcom for them to trade some of their 4G (mobile broadband) friendly unpaired radio spectrum in the 2.6GHz band (between 2595-2620MHz) to rival O2 (Telefonica UK). At present neither O2 nor Three UK own any of their own spectrum in the 2.6GHz band.

6th October, 2020 (9 Comments)

The latest October 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report from Opensignal has once again named EE as the best overall UK mobile network operator for 3G and 4G (mobile broadband) performance. The operator was also the first to win the new Games Experience category, which looks at areas like latency, packet loss and jitter.

2nd October, 2020 (6 Comments)

A new report from the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) think-tank, which was penned by former Government advisers Alex Jackman and Nick King, has claimed that the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is “at risk without a faster 5G rollout” – to the tune of £41 billion. But they have a few recommendations to fix that.

23rd September, 2020 (4 Comments)

Crowdsourced benchmarking firm Tutela has just published their latest analysis of mobile broadband (4G) focused network performance for the United Kingdom, which predictably finds that EE continues to come top in all but one category and Three UK trails far behind the pack due to a legacy of 3G.

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15th September, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new O2 commissioned survey of 1,000 adults has claimed that 20% of UK business – reflecting £205bn of economic output – was safeguarded by the power of mobile connectivity during the COVID-19 lockdown between March and September 2020, which it did by enabling many people to work flexibly and remain productive at home.

7th September, 2020 (21 Comments)

A new H1 2020 report from benchmarking firm RootMetrics has revealed how well each UK mobile operator (Three UK, EE, Vodafone and O2) performs in terms of 5G based network availability and mobile broadband speeds across 16 cities. Overall EE offered the best availability, but in terms of performance it’s not so clear cut.

7th September, 2020 (7 Comments)

Mobile operator O2, which is working alongside key supplier Ericsson, has today announced that their new ultrafast 5G based mobile broadband network has just been expanded to cover several parts (usually the busiest areas at first) of Tyne & Wear, Surrey and Lincoln.

7th September, 2020 (9 Comments)

A new study from umlaut (formerly P3), which examined the performance of 5G based mobile broadband networks across London, has found that Vodafone delivered the best overall performance across the capital city. The operator also hit the highest average download of 215.2Mbps, but they were beaten on uploads by EE.

4th September, 2020 (5 Comments)

Ofcom has published their latest Q1 2020 consumer complaints report, which reveals that UK ISP Vodafone attracted the most gripes for broadband, while TalkTalk were the worst for landline phone and BT did the same for Pay TV. Meanwhile Vodafone, Three UK, BT and Virgin Media all tied the bottom spot for mobile.

4th September, 2020 (53 Comments)

Some of broadband ISP Virgin Media’s UK mobile customers are complaining after they were suddenly issued with a replacement SIM card that doesn’t work in their handsets, instead resulting in a “SIM not valid” message on the screen. The problem is mostly affecting those with older phones, many of which are elderly users.

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2nd September, 2020 (5 Comments)

The latest report from Point Topic has revealed some big variations in 4G and 5G (Mobile Broadband) based data pricing and usage allowances across Europe, with consumers in the United Kingdom generally placing about mid-table. But other countries seem to offer faster mobile speeds.

28th August, 2020 (8 Comments)

A new survey of 4,006 UK adults, which was conducted by consumer magazine Which? in July 2020, has found that 36% of mobile customers whose bundled airtime contracts (handset and mobile tariff) have ended in the last 2 months are still overpaying on their bill. This is despite many operators pledging to tackle the practice.

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