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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.

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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 (55 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).

vodafone mast and engineer

23rd July, 2021 (7 Comments)

The latest quarterly results (financial Q1 FY22) from UK ISP and mobile operator Vodafone has today been published, which reveals that their fixed broadband base added another +29,000 customers (vs +35k in the previous quarter) to make for a total base of 940,000. But their mobile base declined again to 16,994,000.

CityFibre trenching engineers fttp build

22nd July, 2021 (1 Comment)

The first customers have now started to connect to CityFibre’s new £75 million Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network in the Bowling and Tyersal areas of the West Yorkshire UK city of Bradford, which is being built with support from civil engineering firm Network Plus.

22nd July, 2021 (3 Comments)

Mobile testing firm RootMetrics has published their latest biannual H1 2021 study of mobile network (4G and 5G) and broadband performance across the United Kingdom, which once again named EE (BT) as the best overall operator. But they were beaten in one category, with O2 (VMO2) coming top for accessibility.

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21st July, 2021 (13 Comments)

A complaint raised by rival mobile operator Vodafone has today resulted in the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banning two TV adverts for Three UK, one of which “misleadingly” claimed to offer the “UK’s fastest 5G network” (broadband speed) and the other claimed they were the only “real 5G” operator.

vodafone 5g antenna

20th July, 2021 (12 Comments)

Mobile operator Vodafone has announced that they’re rolling out a new machine learning (ML) algorithm across their UK and pan-European mobile network(s), which has been designed with support from Nokia’s Bell Labs R&D division to “detect and correct anomalies [in their network] before they impact customers.”

20th July, 2021 (4 Comments)

More than a year has passed since CityFibre, supported by civil engineering firm J. McCann & Co Ltd, began the £45m rollout (here) of a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network in the city of Derby (Derbyshire, England). The good news is that the first customers are finally going live.

virgin_mobile_sim_swap

16th July, 2021 (26 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Mobile’s (Virgin Media) Pay As You Go (PAYG) plans have been informed that the service is “ending” and it will be gradually phased out between October 2021 and January 2022. During this period, customers will find that their SIM “will stop working … if you don’t take any action.” Talk about harsh.

voxi

16th July, 2021 (13 Comments)

Contract-free mobile operator VOXI, which is an MVNO (virtual operator) sibling of Vodafone UK, has today announced that all new and existing customers will be offered the next generation of “superfast” 5G mobile (mobile broadband) technology as standard and “at no extra cost.”

mobile mast vector

14th July, 2021 (5 Comments)

The UK telecoms and media regulator, Ofcom, has today published its proposals on the annual licence fees for spectrum licences in the 2100MHz band, which was originally auctioned off in April 2000 to support the deployment of 3G mobile (mobile broadband) networks for the eye watering sum of £22.5 billion.

ee mobile tower mast uk

14th July, 2021 (10 Comments)

The ongoing UK rollout of ultrafast 5G mobile (mobile broadband) networks by EE (BT), Three UK, Vodafone and O2 (VMO2) is reportedly still being slowed by landowners of existing mast sites, many of which have balked at the significantly reduced annual rents now being proposed by operators.

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11th July, 2021 (31 Comments)

Price hikes are fairly common amongst all of the largest UK broadband ISPs, which tend to increase what they charge by an average of c.4-6% with every passing year, albeit often via a mix of very different and changeable approaches. But is it time for the industry to start considering a more predictable and standardised approach?

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10th July, 2021 (33 Comments)

The spread of Wi-Fi Calling across the UK’s major operators, which uses your home or other WiFi (broadband) service to run mobile calls and text (SMS) messages, has resulted in the gradual phasing-out of indoor femtocell signal boosters. But some people still want these, so we set out to find which operators will support them.

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