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New report predicts 90% of the UK could have 5G by 2026

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Within the next decade mobile broadband could reach ‘ultrafast’ speeds of up to 50Mbps. Despite the good news researchers at the School predict that due to the “exponentially increasing costs” of the infrastructure,...

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Ford's 'smart benches' offer free phone charging and wi-fi in London

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

The benches are being installed by car manufacturer Ford in partnership with Strawberry Energy, a start-up specialising in solar-powered street furniture. As well as offering pedestrians a place to rest their feet, the...

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Sky Cinema launches new animation movie channel

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

From Saturday 14 October, Sky Cinema Animation will be on air for three weeks, during which viewers can binge-watch as many animated films as they like. There is no extra cost to existing Sky Cinema customers and Sky Cinema...

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Sky launches a ‘pop-up’ Ocean Rescue channel

Monday, October 2nd 2017

The new channel - Sky Ocean Rescue - will air in the UK on channel 566 and will give Sky viewers exclusive live coverage of the events and panels at the conference. Consumers who do not have a Sky TV subscription have not...

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Bollywood film and music channels launch on Virgin TV

Monday, October 2nd 2017

Rishtey CINEPLEX features a mix of the latest Bollywood blockbusters and classic movies, while MTV Beats is full of upbeat Bollywood and Hindi music. Both channels have launched on the Virgin TV platform following a renewed...

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Openreach investment to bring gigabit speeds to London's West End

Friday, September 29th 2017

Openreach, Britain’s largest digital network, has joined forces with the landowner to upgrade the broadband infrastructure throughout Grosvenor’s London Estate in Mayfair and Belgravia. This is the first time Openreach has...

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TalkTalk customers get new way to report nuisance calls

Friday, September 29th 2017

The new service, called Check and Report, allows users to see who has called them by entering the number on the TalkTalk website. Customers will be able to see if the number is blocked on the TalkTalk network, how many...

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Broadband comparison sites among most honest, says CMA

Thursday, September 28th 2017

The CMA carried out a market study on consumers and their experiences when using comparison websites. In the report, the CMA commended the broadband sector for being upfront with customers and giving information about their...

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4G availability continues to improve across UK mobile networks

Thursday, September 28th 2017

OpenSignal, which uses crowdsourced data from its mobile app, said all four operators had improved in terms of how often users can access a 4G network. EE leads in this respect, with its customers able to get a 4G signal 78%...

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BT says sorry after topping Ofcom's broadband complaints league

Wednesday, September 27th 2017

New data from Ofcom also shows BT at the top of the list for mobile complaints for the first time, while only two firms generate more landline gripes. A spokesperson said: “We apologise to customers we've let...

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