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16th September, 2021 (0 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics has today published a general comparison of 5G based mobile (mobile broadband) speeds and availability across 13 of the United Kingdom’s key cities, which sees Glasgow take the top spot on an aggregated average (median) download speed of 144.3Mbps and availability of 28.3%.

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16th September, 2021 (6 Comments)

CityFibre, which currently aims to cover 8 million UK premises with their gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network by around the end of 2025, has today secured another major investment boost of £1.125bn from the owner of Ikea (Interogo Holdings) and Mubadala (Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund).

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14th September, 2021 (5 Comments)

Ookla, which runs Speedtest.net, has today revealed more data about 5G mobile speeds and availability across the UK. Overall, the country delivered average (median) 5G download speeds of 167.38Mbps (15.91Mbps upload), but availability is still low at 10.2% (17.9% on EE, 10.3% on Vodafone, 6.4% on Three UK and 5.4% on O2).

14th September, 2021 (13 Comments)

Vodafone UK and WPI Economics have called on the government to help fix the climate by putting the rollout of 5G (mobile broadband), IoT and other digital connectivity at the core of its forthcoming Net Zero strategy – it’s claimed this could reduce the UK’s overall emissions by up to 4% a year (17.4 million tonnes of CO2e).

three uk mobile broadband

9th September, 2021 (103 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK, which last year said that they planned to “retain” EU roaming at no extra cost “regardless of Brexit negotiations“, has today followed the U-turns from rivals EE (BT) and Vodafone by announcing their intention to reintroduce roaming charges on texts, data (mobile broadband) and calls.

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6th September, 2021 (23 Comments)

Ofcom has today published their Q1 2021 (calendar) consumer complaints study, which names and shames Virgin Media UK for attracting the most moans about fixed line home broadband, Pay TV and landline phone services in the quarter, while Three UK did the same for Mobile.

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3rd September, 2021 (4 Comments)

Contract-free mobile operator VOXI, which is a virtual operator (MVNO) sibling of Vodafone UK, will later today introduce a new range of discounts across their plans and also boost the data allowances for mobile broadband usage. But these will only be available to order until 7th October 2021.

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2nd September, 2021 (6 Comments)

Vodafone UK has teamed up with network supplier Ericsson to conduct a new trial in Central London, which demonstrated an impressive 43% reduction in the energy consumption of their 5G mobile broadband network (reaching up to 55% at off-peak times). The operator has also re-farmed some of their 900MHz band to boost 4G.

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27th August, 2021 (19 Comments)

Vodafone UK has this week introduced some new discounts on the monthly cost of their various “Superfast” (FTTC/P) and “Gigafast” (FTTP via Openreach or Cityfibre) home broadband packages for consumers. Prices now start at just £19.50 per month for their entry-level 35Mbps tier.

25th August, 2021 (3 Comments)

Vodafone UK has today launched a new initiative that offers SIMs packed with 20GB of free data (mobile broadband), as well as free calls and texts every month for 6-months, to charities across the country. The hope is that this may help some of the 1.5m households – approximately 6% of the population – who live in digital poverty.

16th August, 2021 (49 Comments)

Alternative UK network providers have heavily criticised Ofcom’s provisional decision not to oppose Openreach’s (BT) proposal for a “major” price cut to their wholesale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband products, which they warn could impact competition by discouraging ISPs from adopting rival networks.

11th August, 2021 (28 Comments)

A major fire at Arqiva’s (Cellnex) 315 metre tall Bilsdale Transmitter site in North Yorkshire (England) has knocked out TV and radio services for more than 1 million surrounding premises. On top of that, mobile (2G, 3G and 4G) services from O2, EE, Three UK and Vodafone have also been disrupted.

vodafone uk sim holder

9th August, 2021 (72 Comments)

Well, that was one of the fastest U-turns in history. Mobile operator Vodafone UK, which in June 2021 (here) told ISPreview.co.uk they had “no current plans to change our approach to roaming in the EU” (this after rival EE reintroduced roaming charges), has now decided to introduce such charges after all.

Vodafone-Pro-Alexa-Super-WiFi-Device-and-Broadband-Router

6th August, 2021 (5 Comments)

Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone has today enhanced their existing range of home fixed line “Pro Broadband” (FTTC / FTTP) packages by integrating Amazon’s Alexa AI personal voice assistant into their bundled “Super Wi-Fi Plus” (mesh network) booster device, which has also been upgraded to support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).

5g mobile signal bars uk

5th August, 2021 (18 Comments)

Mobile benchmarking firm RootMetrics will today publish a new biannual H1 2021 report into the performance of 5G (mobile broadband) networks in the United Kingdom, which praises EE (BT) for their “consistent broad availability … fast speeds and reliability.”

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3rd August, 2021 (54 Comments)

Ookla, which operates the popular Speedtest.net service, has just published a new Q1-Q2 2021 (H1) study of 5G mobile broadband performance from Three UK, EE, Vodafone and O2 (VMO2), which found that Three delivered the fastest average (median) download speeds of 231.07Mbps. But Vodafone wins on uploads (19.69Mbps).

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28th July, 2021 (5 Comments)

A complaint by rival mobile operator EE (BT) has prompted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban several of Vodafone’s adverts after they “misleadingly” claimed to be the “UK’s Best Network” or “UK’s best mobile data network” for 4G and 5G services (mobile broadband).

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