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24th February, 2021 (50 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.

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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.

22nd February, 2021 (12 Comments)

The winners of the annual Uswitch.com Mobile Awards 2021 have today been unveiled, which among other categories saw smaller operators like giffgaff scooping “Network of the Year,” while Asda Mobile were hailed as the “Best Network for Customer Service” and Smarty took home the win for “Best Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Network.”

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.

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10th February, 2021 (9 Comments)

A new study commissioned by O2 UK has predicted that the first phase of the new £1bn Shared Rural Network (SRN) project with Vodafone and Three UK, which will see all three mobile operators working to build and share 222 new 4G (mobile broadband) masts (here), could increase the turnover for rural businesses by £187.7m per annum.


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.

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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.

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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.

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2nd February, 2021 (15 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q3 2020 consumer complaints report has just been published, which names UK ISP Vodafone as attracting the most gripes for home broadband, while Plusnet did the same for landline phone, Virgin Mobile were the worst for Mobile services and Virgin Media came bottom for Pay TV.

2nd February, 2021 (1 Comment)

New research from professional services firm PwC has forecast that the productivity and efficiency gains enabled by the rollout of ultrafast 5G (mobile broadband) technology will drive business, skills and service change worth £43bn to UK GDP by 2030. The healthcare sector is also expected to see the biggest impact from this.

27th January, 2021 (30 Comments)

The £1bn Shared Rural Network (SRN) industry project made progress today after mobile operators O2, Three UK and Vodafone reached a related agreement to both build and share 222 new 4G mobile masts, which will be used to boost mobile voice and mobile broadband coverage in rural parts of the country.

26th January, 2021 (22 Comments)

Mobile network operator Three UK has today announced that they intend to combine both their two Thames Valley offices into a single central one for the first time, which is to be based in Reading. The new 117,000 square foot building is currently still under construction at the Green Park business centre.

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25th January, 2021 (22 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today confirmed that the new COVID-19 lockdown will delay the start of their auction for the 700MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz radio spectrum bands, which was previously due to start this month. The new bands should help to improve the coverage and speed of 5G mobile (mobile broadband) networks.

20th January, 2021 (17 Comments)

The latest biannual H2 2020 study of mobile network (4G and 5G) performance across the United Kingdom by RootMetrics has found that EE (BT) continues to be the best overall operator. On top of that they also delivered the fastest median (average) broadband download speed of 43Mbps (similar to 42.6Mbps in H1).

19th January, 2021 (0 Comments)

The trade association for UK mobile operators, Mobile UK, has warned that calls for the 5G rollout to be delayed on health grounds are “without merit“. The commentary comes after Professor John William Frank (University of Edinburgh) alleged that the transmitter density required for 5G may be “potentially harmful to health.”

14th January, 2021 (6 Comments)

Ofcom and the UK Regulators Network (UKRN), which includes data from CCW, FCA, Ofgem and Ofwat, have today published an updated series of scorecards that are intended to help consumers compare several key performance areas from the largest broadband, mobile, phone, energy, water and financial providers.

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