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Landline-only BT customers to get £5 a month off their phone bills

Tuesday, February 28th 2017

Landline-only customers – often elderly or vulnerable people who’ve been with the same provider for decades – are currently getting poor value for money. These customers are particularly affected by line rental price...

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5G mobile networks will provide users with speeds of 100Mbps

Monday, February 27th 2017

Draft specifications were published last week by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and will be put forward for final approval in November. The expected minimum peak data rate for a single 5G cell is 20Gbps for...

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Mobile providers 'at risk of losing customers to Google or Amazon'

Monday, February 27th 2017

Nearly half (44%) of mobile users would leave their provider if a global digital giant offered a comparable deal, according to Accenture. The research also looked at the potential impact of the eSIM – otherwise known as...

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More than half of consumers don't think a 10Mbps USO is fast enough

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

A survey of more than 500 UK adults showed that 56% think the speed the government said it would make available to all UK households is too slow. The House of Lords agrees and last night voted in favour of an amendment to...

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House of Lords votes in favour of 30Mbps broadband USO

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

A new Universal Service Obligation (USO) has always been a key part of the Bill and the government had suggested setting the minimum speed at 10Mbps. But Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn, tabling an amendment in the House of...

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EE using balloons and drones to deliver rural 4G coverage

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

The operator, which already has the country’s largest 4G network, has today demonstrated new technology designed to reach those areas not covered by traditional methods. EE says it can use mini mobile masts – known as...

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Slow broadband 'worse than noisy neighbours' for Brits moving home

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Broadband provider Hyperoptic asked 3,000 UK adults what they would most like to know about a property that they wouldn’t necessarily be told by an estate agent. Connectivity was high on people’s agendas, with 34%...

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EE, Vodafone and O2 customers prepare for mobile price hikes

Friday, February 17th 2017

All three are putting up prices in line with an adjustment to the retail price index (RPI) – a measure of the UK’s general rate of inflation. The operators all pointed out that annual prices “adjustments” are...

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Ericsson: First 5G phones will be available in early 2019

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Arun Bansal, head of business unit network products at the company, said the first phones using 5G – the next generation of mobile network – are likely to be available in early 2019. “Operators will soon be taking 5G...

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Asda Mobile to move customers onto 4G after extending EE network deal

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

The extension takes Asda’s MVNO agreement with EE up to the end of 2020 and will see its customers moved across from 3G services in the coming months. It will also make it easier for pay as you go customers to top up their...

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