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12th May, 2022 (60 Comments)

Unconfirmed reports claim that mobile operators Vodafone and Three UK (CK Hutchison Holdings) have opened early stage talks with a view to reaching an agreement over a possible merger / joint venture of their two businesses in the UK, which would reduce the number of primary network operators from four to three.

mobile mast red vector uk

11th May, 2022 (38 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today become the latest provider – after Vodafone and EE – to announce that it aims to completely switch off their legacy 3G (mobile broadband) network by the end of 2024. The move will free up resources to allow Three to focus on improving the 4G experience and rolling out 5G to more parts of the UK.

Three UK ZTE 5G Hub

11th May, 2022 (15 Comments)

Some customers on Three UK’s 5G based unlimited Home Broadband packages, specifically those who recently joined and received the latest ZTE MC801A based 5G Hub router (here), have been reporting problems with connectivity and significant falls in broadband speed. The issue appears to stem from a bugged firmware update.

Mobile UK Local Authority Digital Champions

10th May, 2022 (2 Comments)

The Mobile UK trade body, which represents operators including Three UK, EE (BT), O2 (VMO2) and Vodafone, has today published a new report that calls on the Government to put funding behind the establishment of Digital Champions at local authority level to help coordinate the mobile and broadband infrastructure rollout.

three_uk_sim_card

10th May, 2022 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has begun offering new customers “up to” £250 cashback when you switch to their network, which will come in the form of a pre-paid Mastercard. The offer is available, until 7th July 2022, across both their top handset bundles and selected SIM Only mobile plans via their 4G and 5G network.

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27th April, 2022 (8 Comments)

Ofcom’s latest Q4 2021 (calendar) study of UK consumer complaints has named Shell Energy as attracting the most gripes for fixed broadband services, while TalkTalk did the same for landline phone and Virgin Mobile took flak for Pay Monthly mobile services. Finally, Virgin Media (VMO2) were on the naughty step for Pay TV.

mobile mast uk in circle

23rd April, 2022 (22 Comments)

Consumer magazine Which? has just published the results of its latest survey, which claims to reveal the best and worst UK mobile operators. Overall the four primary operators – O2 (VMO2), EE (BT), Vodafone and Three UK – were “outperformed” by smaller virtual networks, such as Smarty, Giffgaff, Tesco Mobile and Sky Mobile etc.

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18th April, 2022 (32 Comments)

Over the past few years’ we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the number of UK mobile operators offering unlimited data plans, most of which have sprung up alongside the advent of the latest 5G based mobile broadband technologies. Today we take a quick look to see what you can get across the market.

three_uk_sim_card

8th April, 2022 (10 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today published their new ‘Mobile Britain’ report, which summarises key statistics from their network and reveals that mobile broadband (data) traffic hit an all-time high of “1 tbps (terabyte per second)” on Tuesday night – between 21:15 and 21:30 (they actually mean Terabits).

london tube train network rail tfl uk

7th April, 2022 (10 Comments)

Infrastructure firm BAI Communications (BAI) has announced the completion of the first milestone of its rollout of 4G and 5G-ready mobile (mobile broadband) coverage across the London Underground, which introduces uninterrupted coverage on the eastern section of the Jubilee Line. But only EE (BT) and Three UK have signed to use it.

mobile broadband speed test uk

6th April, 2022 (10 Comments)

The latest April 2022 Mobile Network Experience study from Opensignal has measured the 4G and 5G (mobile broadband) performance of all four primary operators – EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three UK – to determine which delivers the best service. Overall, EE wins most of the categories, but Three UK does very well for 5G.

scotland_rural_5g_mast_Scottish_government

20th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s £28.75m 4G Infill Programme (S4GI), which via WHP Telecoms aims to improve rural mobile voice and broadband coverage by building new masts (mostly tackling notspots across the Highlands and Islands), has given a progress update to confirm that 27 out of the 55 planned masts have gone live.

three uk mobile broadband

17th March, 2022 (23 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today revealed that the average 4G and 5G data usage (mobile broadband), per customer, per month on their network jumped to 19GB (GigaBytes) in Dec 2021, which is up from 15.8GB a year ago. Ookla (Speedtest.net) also found that they delivered the fastest 5G download speeds in Q3-Q4 2021.

three_uk_esim_support

15th March, 2022 (9 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that, after years of waiting and more than a few false starts (here), they will finally aim to launch eSIM support for 4G and 5G devices during Q2 2022, starting with the Apple Watch during the same period (other handsets will follow).

Apple-iCloud-Private-Relay-Enabled

14th March, 2022 (14 Comments)

The Mobile UK trade body, which represents Three UK, EE (BT), O2 (VMO2) and Vodafone, has called upon the Competition and Markets Authority to probe the impact of Apple’s new iCloud linked internet privacy tool – ‘Private Relay‘ – due to concerns over its negative impacts on their network optimisation and filtering measures.

three uk mobile broadband

10th March, 2022 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today announced that Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK – assuming they can get past the painfully slow UK Border Force first – will be supplied with a free 30-day Pay As You Go (PAYG) SIM card that comes preloaded with unlimited domestic calls, texts and mobile broadband data.

ee_rural_mobile_mast_uk_mountains

7th March, 2022 (17 Comments)

The Government has today confirmed their intention to introduce a series of changes to Permitted Development (PD) rights for mobile infrastructure, which aims to help extend 5G and 4G (mobile broadband) coverage in rural areas of England via key changes (e.g. allowing taller masts of up to 30 metres).

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