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Claims that TalkTalk broadband was '99.9% reliable' were misleading

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also criticised the internet service provider for not making it clear that a deal was available to new customers only. The ASA investigated a TV ad for TalkTalk offering free unlimited...

BT must make mobile plans clear to get authorities’ backing for EE deal

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

Oliver Johnson, from Point Topic, told Cable.co.uk that BT’s takeover of the UK’s biggest mobile network comes at a time when mobile operators are struggling, particularly on the infrastructure side. “Increasingly...

Vodafone unveils new budget 4G smartphone

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

The provider dubbed the Smart prime 6, which is available on pay-as-you-go, the “best value 4G smartphone on the market”. The new handset has a 5in HD display, an eight megapixel camera, a quad-core processor and runs on...

BT launches new home 'smartphone'

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

The Home SmartPhone SII is a touchscreen home phone that has access to the Google Play app store, as well as blocking up to 80% of nuisance calls. BT said the new handset will allow all of the family to get online wherever...

EE tops league for mobile internet performance at Arsenal stadium

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

The mobile provider was ranked the top-performing network in tests conducted by data analysts RootMetrics during a sell-out football match at Arsenal’s home ground. EE proved to be the fastest and most reliable network,...

Lancashire community broadband project reaches milestone

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Yealand Village Hall now has a live ‘hyperfast’ broadband service, thanks to the B4YS project, organisers have announced. The community-led initiative, which is a sub-project of Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN), aims...

More than half of Britons are addicted to watching TV

Friday, May 1st 2015

In its report, National Obsession: our relationship with TV, 52% of respondents admitted they were addicted to watching television. Freeview found that people’s viewing habits were borne out of habit and routine, with 24%...

Sky TV packages to keep Comedy Central and MTV after Viacom deal

Friday, May 1st 2015

The commercial partnership between Sky and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has been extended for a further five years. It means Viacom’s popular pay TV channels – including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and...

EE buyout given green light by BT shareholders

Friday, May 1st 2015

The news, revealed at the BT group general meeting, showed that shareholders voted 99.55% in favour of the acquisition of the mobile operator. 62.8% of those eligible to vote turned out. Just 0.23% voted against the...

'Frustration after frustration' for businessman after BT broadband cut off

Friday, May 1st 2015

Will Rayner said he has been left with “zero” confidence in the telecoms giant after being unable to use his broadband for more than a month. The project manager has phoned BT almost daily since he was cut off, but has...

Watching content on mobile devices has made TV 'barely recognisable' - analyst

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Ismail Patel, a TV analyst for global research firm Ovum, said change was being driven by a generation of young people used to watching content on a range of devices. He was talking after the second day of the TV Connect...

Pontypridd is 500th community to get Vodafone 4G mobile coverage

Thursday, April 30th 2015

The arrival of 4G in Pontypridd comes less than three months after Bridgend became the 400th town to receive the high-speed mobile network. It is is part of Vodafone’s £1bn investment programme across the UK, and means...

Couple have 'lost all faith' after six-month wait for Virgin broadband

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Jayne and Barry Henderson placed an order for broadband, TV and phone with the company in October and paid a £49.99 connection fee. But six months on, and after numerous engineer visits, they are still without a...

Shropshire superfast broadband project reaches 30,000 premises

Thursday, April 30th 2015

In an update on its website, Connecting Shropshire said 174 new roadside cabinets have been installed in the county since the first in December 2013 and they are live in 43 exchange areas, putting more than 30,000 premises within...

Mobile users transfer more than £44m in one year using Paym service

Thursday, April 30th 2015

The Paym service, which enables consumers to send money to current accounts using just a mobile phone number, handled the figure during its first year of being available to the public. Since the launch of Paym, 2.25m people...

Vodafone: Mobile networks held up by planning laws and lack of fibre

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Writing in a blog post on the company’s website, Vodafone networks manager John McCracken said building mobile networks takes longer in the UK that it should. Mr McCracken’s comments came in a post about the difference that...

Sky Arts to be relaunched as single TV channel plus on demand content

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

The company is merging Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2, combining content from both channels in a change that will see it moved higher up the broadcaster’s Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). As part of the revamp, set to take place...

New Peter Kay comedy box-set a hit with iPlayer viewers

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

Car Share was premiered in full on iPlayer from 24 to 28 April and had 2.8m requests. One episode had more than a million requests alone. The BBC define requests as the number of successful attempts to stream or download a...

Dutch firm plans to 'disrupt' UK broadband and mobile markets

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

Angie Communications is planning to bring 10Gbps fibre broadband connections to three million UK premises in the next six years. It also wants to bring 4.5G, or 4G LTE, mobile coverage to 95% of the country, and 5G wireless...

On demand popularity will not hurt pay TV subscriptions

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

This is in spite of a growing number of so-called 'cord-cutters' – those moving away from live broadcast TV in favour of streamed or on demand services – opting to watch their television programmes at a time of their own...

Mobile providers will switch off 2G and 3G networks by 2020 - analyst

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

According to leading global technology research and advisory firm Ovum, mobile providers will be ready to move on from 2G and 3G networks by around 2020, with the latter being switched off first. However, determining the...

ITV and Channel 5 TV shows available on demand on Sky Go mobile app

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Live streams of the two channels were launched on Sky Go last year, but now users can watch shows such as Gotham and The Only Way Is Essex whenever they want. Sky Go now features shows from more than 70 channels and has 2.6m...

1 in 20 Brits head to the loo for a better mobile signal

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

The research, commissioned by Panasonic, found that 66% of Brits experience difficulty getting mobile phone signal at home, causing more than a third to be cut off from an important call. According to the poll, 63% of us...

Shebang to become Personal Group Mobile following £1.3m takeover

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

The MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), which is carried on the Three Mobile network, was sold out of administration for up to £1.3m, with integration and due diligence costs of up to £1m. Personal Group is using the...

Plusnet broadband customers most likely to recommend company

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

The findings come after cloud-based technology provider Satmetrix conducted a survey focusing on levels of customer loyalty in a variety of commercial sectors, including broadband. The research measured how likely UK broadband...

TalkTalk launches £12 a month SIM-only mobile plan

Monday, April 27th 2015

The £12 a month deal gives existing TalkTalk broadband customers unlimited minutes, texts and data on a 30-day rolling contract. But if a customer cancels their TalkTalk broadband account, the cost of the All-in SIM rises to...

Cost of phoning TV and radio shows to be made clearer - Ofcom

Monday, April 27th 2015

Telecoms regulator Ofcom said that from 1 July, the cost of entering competitions or casting votes on TV and radio programmes will be simpler and easier to understand. Broadcasters often invite viewers to interact with shows...

More than a million mobile customers switch to EE 4G

Monday, April 27th 2015

The mobile network operator added 1.7m new 4G customers in the first three months of 2015, taking its total to 9.3m. Of all the customers signing up to EE pay-monthly deals in the first quarter of the year, 96% chose 4G –...

Mobile signal making 'life and death' difference on Scottish island

Monday, April 27th 2015

The inner Hebridean Isle of Coll got mobile coverage for the first time earlier this year, thanks to a new mast funded by the Scottish Government. The rollout, carried out in partnership with Vodafone and community...

EE best for mobile broadband at three London airports

Monday, April 27th 2015

The mobile provider delivered the fastest download and upload speeds in London City Airport during tests conducted by data analysts RootMetrics. The results gave EE their third success in recent rounds of airport-based testing...

Sky 3D TV channel moving fully on demand this year

Friday, April 24th 2015

Luke Bradley-Jones made the announcement on the blog pages of Sky’s corporate site today. He wrote: “From June, Sky 3D is going fully on demand. From the latest 3D movie premieres like Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men Days...

First phase of Hampshire superfast broadband rollout meets targets

Friday, April 24th 2015

The county’s superfast broadband programme achieved its target of reaching more than 54,000 homes and businesses by the end of the 2014 financial year, allowing people to get speeds of 24-76Mbps. An update on the project’s...

Villagers left waiting for superfast broadband after BT 'changed its mind', councillor claims

Friday, April 24th 2015

Residents in the Rutland village of Braunston-in-Rutland are frustrated by the continuing wait for fibre broadband, which is now unlikely to happen until the end of the year. Around 90% of Rutland – England’s smallest...

Three introducing new technology to improve mobile coverage

Friday, April 24th 2015

The company is adding low frequency spectrum to its existing network, in a move which is hoped to enhance its coverage footprint, especially indoors. The issue of coverage blackspots or ‘not-spots’ – areas with no mobile...

BBC Three online TV move delayed until Christmas

Friday, April 24th 2015

The move was originally scheduled to take place during the autumn, but BBC bosses have confirmed it will now happen after Christmas. The BBC plans to replace the slot BBC Three occupies with BBC One +1, a timeshifted channel...

Carphone Warehouse launches new 4G mobile network, iD

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

The news will see the company enter the mobile virtual network (MVNO) market, using Three to carry its calls, texts and data. Aimed at consumers who want more control over their mobile networks, and those who hope to avoid...

EE launches new smartphones and mobile hotspot devices

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

The Harrier, due to be launched on 28 April, is EE’s second own-branded smartphone and will run on the Android operating system. It will allow customers to access EE’s 4G network – capable of mobile broadband speeds up...

Mobile voice calls to be available over Three’s 4G network for the first time

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

At the moment, calls on the network are carried over 3G, with 4G used to run data services. But from the autumn, a boost to Three’s network will allow its customers to make calls over 4G – a system known as Voice over LTE...

First fibre laid in ‘flagship’ Cumbria community broadband project

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

The Fibre GarDen project will deliver superfast broadband to 500 properties in the Cumbrian Dales of Garsdale and Dentdale. The scheme has had to overcome a series of stumbling blocks to get it to this point but has now...

Tesco Mobile customers most likely to recommend network to a friend

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

The findings, published by cloud-based technology provider Satmetrix, looked at levels of customer loyalty in a variety of commercial sectors, including the mobile phone industry. It measured how likely customers were to...

E4 will be switched off on election day to encourage viewers to vote

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

The channel, which is specifically tailored to 16-34-year-olds, will be turned off for the day on 7 May in an effort to encourage its viewers to vote. The shutdown is believed to be the first time in the UK that a channel...

BT and Openreach misled customers checking broadband availability

Thursday, April 23rd 2015

The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) made its ruling after complaints about forecasted dates on the BT Consumer and Openreach websites indicating when fibre broadband would be available. Three complainants questioned whether...

Tesco Broadband outage not due to customers being moved to TalkTalk

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

Customers from locations across the country including Bournemouth, Andover, Essex, Southampton and Birmingham all reported a loss of broadband service from noon on Tuesday – one day before the supermarket giant announced a...

BT confirms ultrafast broadband trial in Swansea

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

The telecoms giant has already confirmed that G.fast – a combination of fibre and conventional copper wires – will be tested in two pilot locations this summer. And it has now confirmed that it will carry out a third...

General election 2015: What do the political parties say about broadband?

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

The last government set a target of bringing superfast broadband (speeds of 24Mbps and above) to 90% of the UK by 2016 through its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, with a superfast extension programme increasing coverage...

Digital commissioner questions European broadband targets

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

Günther Oettinger said the targets set by the Digital Agenda for Europe in 2010 – universal 30Mbps coverage by 2020 and 50% coverage of 100Mbps broadband – were “very ambitious”. In a blog post for the European...

Up to 75,000 customers affected by Tesco Broadband failure

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Frustrated consumers took to social media to find out what was wrong with their internet connections, after problems became apparent after noon today. Freelance web consultant and Twitter user Alan Hollis was the first Tesco...

Sky attracts highest number of new customers for 11 years

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

The figures, covering the nine months until the end of March 2015 and published today, show a 70% year-on-year increase in new customers. The company also announced over one million new paid-for subscription products across the...

Satellite broadband company scraps installation fee for rural customers

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Avonline Broadband is waiving the connection charges for residents, farmers and businesses who cannot get a fast broadband service, and who sign up for its ‘up to 22Mbps’ service through selected local authorities and rural...

A third of UK broadband users get 10Mbps or faster - report

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Akamai’s State of the Internet report found that 38% of UK users are getting what it describes as ‘high broadband’, marking a 25% year-on-year increase. Switzerland and the Netherlands led the way in Europe, with 56% of...

Welsh new-build estate without broadband for six months

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Around 50 households on the estate in Church Village, near Pontypridd, are thought to have signed up for broadband since October 2014, yet still have no internet or phone line, according to one man. And Dan Brooksbank told...

Landlines will be 'virtually extinct' by 2025

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

The claims were made in the ‘How evolving technology has changed the way we work and communicated; and what the future holds’ white paper. According to the document, which draws information from a variety of sources, the...

Customers left frustrated as EE runs out of Power Bar mobile chargers

Monday, April 20th 2015

The company made free Power Bars available to its customers last Thursday (16 April) but an unprecedented level of demand has left it short of supplies. A number of stores ran out of stock at the weekend and EE is now busy...

Next government needs ‘ambitious, clear and detailed’ broadband vision

Monday, April 20th 2015

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) said it is key that political parties recognise the crucial role the internet plays in society and economy. The comments come in the wake of a flurry of manifesto pledges by...

Internet streaming will ‘replace linear TV’ within 20 years - Netflix

Monday, April 20th 2015

Chief executive officer Reed Hastings said linear TV had been very successful but would become less and less important to future generations of viewers. “Linear TV has been [on] an amazing 50 year run. Internet TV is...

O2 customers get early access to Channel 4 TV shows online

Monday, April 20th 2015

The new partnership between O2 Priority, the network’s loyalty programme, and Channel 4’s All 4, gives access to ten hit Channel 4 and E4 series including Peep Show and Made in Chelsea two days before they air. All 4,...

Rural Scotland to benefit from extension of superfast broadband scheme

Monday, April 20th 2015

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme has passed more than 275,000 premises since the rollout started in April 2014. The next phase of the £410m project will deliver speeds of 24Mbps and faster to a further...

UK has the world's fastest mobile broadband - report

Monday, April 20th 2015

Akamai’s State of the Internet report found the average connection speed in the UK is 16Mbps. This is the fastest of the 50 countries / regions around the world that qualified for inclusion in the mobile section of the...

Superfast broadband 'as important as road or rail' to Staffordshire village

Friday, April 17th 2015

Gnosall, a village and civil parish with a population of approximately 4,700 people, has been reached by the Superfast Staffordshire fibre broadband programme. The connection of the village, which is roughly half-way between...

Digital Scotland hosts superfast broadband drop-in session

Friday, April 17th 2015

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team attended the event to welcome broadband to the area. On the day, representatives from the Digital Scotland team were on hand to get people up to speed with the technology and...

Police punish 40% fewer drivers for using mobile phones at the wheel

Friday, April 17th 2015

Year-on-year fines and charges have also fallen, with the number of drivers receiving penalty points dropping by 24%% when compared to 2014. The figures, requested by the BBC and obtained under a Freedom of Information...

‘Busier than ever’ mums rely on smartphones to research purchases

Friday, April 17th 2015

A survey by data insight consultancy FanFinders found that when it came to researching a brand or product, 68% of mums preferred to use their smartphone. This compared to 20% who would use a tablet, while 10% said they would...

Netflix introduces audio description for blind subscribers

Thursday, April 16th 2015

The accessibility service, which provides audio commentary describing what is happening on screen, enables TV viewers who are blind or have a visual impairment to engage with broadcasted content. The company added the service...

Facebook CEO will bring affordable broadband to Europe, eventually

Thursday, April 16th 2015

But the social network’s co-founder suggested it could be some time off, as there were other parts of the world it needed to prioritise. Mr Zuckerberg was taking part in a question and answer session hosted on Facebook on...

UK adults will spend 2.5 hours a day on mobile devices in 2015

Thursday, April 16th 2015

The estimated time of 2 hours 26 minutes with mobile devices is up 27 minutes from 2014 and marks an almost fivefold increase from 2011, when it was just 31 minutes. The figure, part of eMarketer’s estimates of media...

Superfast rollout 'changing the face of broadband' in Scotland

Thursday, April 16th 2015

One of the new street cabinets in Bearsden was unveiled by members of local Roman re-enactment society The Antonine Guard. More than 1,000 homes and businesses in the town now have access to broadband speeds of 24Mbps or...

Digital minister's own constituents bemoan lack of superfast broadband

Thursday, April 16th 2015

Locals in Fernham, Oxfordshire, have been campaigning for months to get upgraded to superfast broadband, after struggling with speeds as low as 0.26Mbps, as well as landline problems including crossed lines and...

Plaid Cymru targets 30Mbps broadband for Wales as parties launch election manifestos

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

The party’s manifesto also calls for better mobile phone coverage in Wales. The document says: “We want to see an improved broadband connection, getting everybody online so that people can do business from home, with a...

Fire TV Stick beats Kindle to be Amazon’s fastest-selling device

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

The device, which connects to televisions via an HDMI port, gives consumers access to a range of popular video and music services, including Amazon Prime Instant Video, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Spotify. The Fire TV...

Sky Store's 'Buy & Keep' movie service opened up to non-customers

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

The service was launched to Sky TV customers in April last year, and now is being extended to non-Sky customers in the UK and Ireland, as well as being available across multiple devices. The Buy & Keep service allows customers...

Couple's IVF plans in tatters after 'horrible' wait for BT broadband

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Belinda Love and Brian Baglow both need access to superfast broadband as they work from home. Before moving into their new home in Prestonpans, near Edinburgh, they placed an order with BT for fibre broadband after checking...

Three scraps mobile roaming fees for Brits on holiday in Spain and New Zealand

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

The announcement means that customers of the mobile network can make calls, send messages and browse the internet in 18 countries around the world for the same price as at home. Three’s Feel at Home service, which was...

TV's popularity in decline as viewers turn to mobile devices

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Accenture’s Digital Video and the Connected Consumer report looked at the usage of various types of media across 24 countries. TV was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different...

Conservatives promise 'cheapest superfast broadband' in Europe

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

The party’s manifesto, launched today in Swindon by the Prime Minister, sets out a £100bn investment in infrastructure, including broadband and mobile. It says ultrafast broadband – speeds of 100Mbps or more – should be...

Liverpool independent record store owner ‘fobbed off’ by BT over wait for superfast broadband

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Chris Pennington of Penningtons Vinyl Emporium told Cable.co.uk he feels “fobbed off” by the delay. He said: “We've been having problems non-stop for years with broadband in the area. [We only have] basic services like...

NOW TV problems ‘ruin’ Game of Thrones premiere for fans, again

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Consumers who tried to view the HBO fantasy drama series on the streaming service in 2014 complained that buffering made most of season four unwatchable. Now, one day after the UK premiere of season five and after assurances...

Vodafone to sell discounted mobile phones via new online store

Monday, April 13th 2015

The operator allows customers buying a new phone to return it free-of-charge within 14 days. Now it is to sell those barely-used handsets via its new e-store Vodafone Outlet. “Naturally, we get quite a lot of devices...

NOW TV service faces surge in demand for Game of Thrones season premiere

Monday, April 13th 2015

Last April, the Sky-owned streaming service apologised to customers after problems prevented some viewers from watching the live season four premiere of Game of Thrones. However this year Sky made the decision to not...

Labour pledges 'affordable, high speed broadband' for all ahead of election

Monday, April 13th 2015

The document, launched today in Manchester, says the UK’s economy is developing a network of connections that will revolutionise innovation. “Labour will ensure that all parts of the country benefit from affordable, high...

Vodafone boosts mobile coverage in Liverpool in time for Grand National

Friday, April 10th 2015

The operator has strengthened its 3G and 4G networks across the city, giving stronger indoor and outdoor signals, better coverage and faster mobile internet services to more consumers. Its improvements include installing...

Average UK household has 7.4 internet-connected devices

Friday, April 10th 2015

The Digital Adspend report by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that smartphones are the most common internet-enabled device with an average of 1.7 per household. UK homes have an average...

Jersey residents can now call locally for free from public phone boxes

Friday, April 10th 2015

Telecoms company JT Global revealed that calls to local landline numbers starting with 01534 will be free of charge from today. The company made the move to remind residents of the role that phone boxes still provide for the...

The internet will ‘open the door’ to new forms of TV content - BBC

Friday, April 10th 2015

BBC chief technology officer Matthew Postgate said the use of internet technologies to deliver programmes will open the door to new forms of content, like Ultra HD or virtual reality. His comments come amid a steady increase...

Northamptonshire street still waiting for superfast broadband 3 years after rest of village

Friday, April 10th 2015

Residents in Springfield Gardens in the village of Deanshanger, still don’t have fibre broadband, despite the rest of their south Northamptonshire village being connected. Local man Andy Gray said he first contacted BT...

Domestic TV channels all 'comfortably' meeting accessibility targets - Ofcom

Thursday, April 9th 2015

The regulator published its Television Access Services Report 2014 today, which found that all 72 domestic channels required to provide access services – subtitles, signing and audio description – met or exceeded their...

Central London fire still affecting mobile services a week on

Thursday, April 9th 2015

The fire, which broke out last Wednesday (1 April) in Holborn, burned for 36 hours, causing power cuts, road closures, and damaging the power supply to some mobile mast sites. The London Fire Brigade today said the blaze was...

Formula 1 fans angry after Sky Sports reduces web coverage

Thursday, April 9th 2015

The popular Race Control feature allows viewers to switch between on-board cameras, a live timing screen and a driver tracker. It is now only available via the red button or the Sky Sports app for iPad after Sky Sports dropped...

Mixed reaction to EE making mobile calls on London Underground easier

Thursday, April 9th 2015

But reaction to the news has been mixed, with commuters taking to social media to comment on the announcement. The service will allow Lumia 640, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners on the network to use their phones within...

Superfast broadband coming to Hampshire new-build development

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

Both future residents and homeowners already living in the Abbotswood development near Romsey will have access to broadband speeds of 24Mbps or higher. New fibre broadband cabinets are scheduled to be installed by the end of...

Study to reveal quality of broadband on Channel Islands

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

The Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA) is carrying out the research to help identify potential issues in the islands’ broadband infrastructure and help operators and governments see where...

Virgin Media customers to continue getting TiVo boxes under new deal

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

A new agreement extends the existing five-year partnership between the two companies in the UK for a further three years. As part of the new agreement, Virgin Media has committed to the development of next-generation solutions...

Isle of Skye communities launch superfast broadband project

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

The North Skye Community Broadband project’s first aim is to prove there is demand for speeds of 24Mbps or faster in the Isle of Skye communities of Glendale, Duntulm and Waternish. It will then focus on the installation of...

Hyperoptic gets ‘phenomenal’ response to gigabit broadband in Liverpool

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Five developments across the city already have the service, with another 16 undergoing installation as part of plans to extend the Hyperoptic footprint across the city by the end of the year. The firm, which provides...

EE boosts indoor mobile coverage with wi-fi calling

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Wi-fi calling will allow customers to make calls and send texts where there is normally no mobile coverage by using an existing wi-fi connection. Users will not need to download an app and will make calls and send texts as...

All Vodafone mobile bundles to include 4G and more data

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

All pay monthly handset bundles with Vodafone now include 4G along with generous data allowances to allow people to enjoy things like music and TV content. Changes to its packages include increased data allowances on Red Value...

Mobile tests in seven UK cities find EE most reliable network

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

The RootMetrics 1st Half 2015 UK Mobile Network Performance Review has already tested mobile coverage in seven cities or ‘markets’ across the country. It will go on to test mobile performance in a total of 16 different...

Virgin Media promises broadband fix for problem-hit Crawley customers

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Virgin previously came under fire from customers in the West Sussex town who had suffered months of problems with its broadband service. Several customers told Cable.co.uk they had suffered a raft of issues such as slow...

Oxfordshire villagers hit out at problems caused by phone lines 'rotting in the ground'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Paul Phillipson, who has spoken previously to Cable.co.uk about his village’s continuing battle for superfast broadband, said Fernham also suffers from persistent phone line problems. In one example, an international...

EE fastest 4G mobile network – but slowest for web browsing

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

But while it had the fastest download and upload speeds, EE had the slowest web browsing speed of all four major mobile operators, taking the longest for a web page to load on 4G. The findings were published today as part of...

EE launches free portable smartphone charger

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

The EE Power Bar will be available to pick up in EE stores when the promotion launches “in the coming weeks”. It will come with a micro USB lead that can be used to charge your smartphone but also to charge the portable...