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2nd June, 2014 (3 Comments)

RootMetrics has published its latest biannual study of Mobile Broadband (3G and 4G) performance across the city of London (England), which conducted 88,670 tests during March 2014 to reveal that EE still deliver the fastest download (17.8Mbps) and upload (9.3Mbps) speeds. But rivals O2, Three UK and Vodafone are improving.

18th March, 2014 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has, much as we predicted last month (here), today dropped unlimited Mobile Broadband Tethering support from its “all-you-can-eat” data based tariffs and replaced it with a 2GB (GigaByte) usage cap. On the upside.. calls to 0800, 0808 and 0500 numbers are now free from mobiles too.

13th March, 2014 (3 Comments)

RootMetrics has today published their H2 2013 Rootscore Report, which uses data collected from 840,000 network and speed tests conducted across the United Kingdom to reveal which mobile operator is best for Internet access, calls and texting. Suffice to say that EE topped the table in all respects, while Vodafone was almost always at the bottom.

24th February, 2014 (31 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK looks set to disappoint new customers when it drops unlimited Mobile Broadband tethering support from related mobile tariffs (e.g. The One Plan) in March 2014, which will instead be replaced by a 2GB usage cap.

8th February, 2014 (6 Comments)

Global broadband ISP speed testing outfit Ookla have revamped their Net Index (Speedtest.net) service to include a useful summary of download and upload speeds for Mobile Broadband operators in the United Kingdom (as well as other countries). Interestingly the fastest operator is T-Mobile.

6th February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has signed a major multi-million pound 5-year fibre optic capacity deal with Virgin Media Business, which should improve their 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband speeds by boosting the platforms backhaul network with an extra 300Gbps (Gigabits per second).

3rd February, 2014 (0 Comments)

Mobile operators EE (T-Mobile and Orange UK) and Three UK have agreed to expand their 50/50 network sharing deal, through the umbrella organisation called Mobile-Broadband Network Limited (MBNL), with an extra investment of £1 billion to improve 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband coverage and cut costs.

31st January, 2014 (0 Comments)

It took a few months but mobile operator Vodafone has finally passed Ofcom’s coverage obligation for 3G based Mobile Broadband coverage, which requires all of the markets major MNOs to provide related network coverage in the 2100MHz band to at least 90% of the UK population.

22nd January, 2014 (9 Comments)

It’s surprising this hasn’t happened sooner. The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has, following a complaint by EE, banned several adverts for Three UK after they “misleadingly” claimed to offer an “Ultrafast” connection using their “3.9G” (DC-HSDPA) Mobile Broadband network.

6th December, 2013 (7 Comments)

The boss of mobile operator Three UK, David Dyson, has added fuel to the growing fire of rumours that surround their alleged interest in a merger with O2 by saying that “under the right circumstances” the United Kingdom could operate competitively with fewer operators. But there are significant complications to consider.

4th December, 2013 (5 Comments)

It started with a whimper. Mobile operator Three UK has quietly revealed, through a small mention in an unrelated press release, that its new superfast 4G (LTE at 800MHz and 1800MHz) based Mobile Broadband network has now finally started to go live for existing customers “at no extra cost“.

7th November, 2013 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone UK has failed Ofcom’s 3G based Mobile Broadband coverage obligation, which requires them to provide related network coverage in the 2100MHz band to at least 90% of the UK population. But apparently they only fell short by 1.4%.

31st October, 2013 (0 Comments)

The final RootMetrics study of Mobile Broadband speeds in London, which conducted more than 86,000 tests across the city, has confirmed that EE remain the fastest operator for mobile Internet performance thanks to their comparatively advanced 4G (LTE at 1800MHz) network. By contrast O2, Three UK and Vodafone were well off the pace.

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13th September, 2013 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has published a full list of the first 50 cities and towns that can expect to benefit from their new superfast 4G (LTE) based Mobile Broadband network, which is set to go live in the United Kingdom during December 2013 and be offered “at no extra cost” to both new and existing customers.

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29th August, 2013 (3 Comments)

Three UK has today moved to steal some of O2 and Vodafone’s thunder by announcing that its new 800MHz and possibly 1800MHz based superfast 4G (LTE) Mobile Broadband network will officially launch during December 2013 in the cities of London, Birmingham and Manchester (England).

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10th August, 2013 (2 Comments)

An interesting new study from social media analyst WaveMetrix has taken a look at the United Kingdom’s biggest broadband ISPs to discover which gives the best support via Twitter. The study found that good support is about more than being the fastest to reply. Just ask Virgin Media, which wasn’t the fastest like Sky Broadband but still did well.

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18th July, 2013 (3 Comments)

RootMetrics has published another new study into the 3G and 4G based Mobile Broadband performance from all four of the UK’s major Mobile Network Operators (MNO), covering the cities of Liverpool, Belfast and Sheffield. As before EE and Three UK came top of the pack for internet download speed.

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