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Vodafone 3G and 4G mobile coverage to reach 94% of Welsh population

Monday, March 23rd 2015

The operator is continuing its rollout of 4G in Wales to cover Caerphilly, Cardiff, Connah’s Quay, Llanelli, Newport and Penarth. The rollout will strengthen mobile phone services across Wales, bringing stronger indoor and...

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Cheltenham residents facing £9,000 bill for superfast broadband upgrade

Friday, March 20th 2015

Around 200 homes in the Chargrove Lane area are unable to access higher speeds because BT has decided it is not commercially viable to upgrade their local cabinet. Some of the homes – a mix of new-builds and older houses –...

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Gigabit broadband rollout gives Peterborough 'competitive advantage'

Friday, March 20th 2015

The construction of a 90km network by infrastructure provider CityFibre makes Peterborough the UK’s latest ‘Gigabit City’. The Peterborough CORE network – upon which more fibre infrastructure can be built – connects...

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'Prohibitive' cost of broadband keeping those on low incomes offline

Friday, March 20th 2015

The report, launched by Vodafone UK and the Tinder Foundation, found that 70% of participants said mobile was more flexible and had more cost advantages. ‘Mobile: helping to close the digital divide?’, follows a six-month...

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Government has ‘failed’ to tackle rural mobile coverage issue - EE

Thursday, March 19th 2015

The UK’s largest mobile operator welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s promise to invest £600m in improving mobile networks but said a more targeted strategy was needed. A statement from EE said: “Despite some positive...

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Complaints about broadband and mobile providers on the rise

Thursday, March 19th 2015

Ombudsman Services, which also covers the energy, property and copyright licensing industries, handled 19,288 communications complaints in 2014. This compares to 16,107 in 2013, of which 12,909 were resolved. The difference in...

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Broadband connections are changing our TV viewing habits - Sky CEO

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

Jeremy Darroch said the number of programmes downloaded through Sky’s On Demand service had risen by 40% year-on-year. Mr Darroch was speaking at the Media & Telecoms Conference in London yesterday (March 17). He said...

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Vaizey praises high take-up of superfast broadband by Cornish businesses

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

A telephone survey conducted on behalf of the Superfast Cornwall partnership contacted more than 2,200 businesses that could access the new network. It found that 43% were using fibre broadband after signing up to a range of...

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Work on Aberdeen's gigabit broadband network gets underway

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

The network is being built by infrastructure provider CityFibre and will provide the city with broadband speeds of up to 1,000Mbps – making it Scotland’s first ‘Gigabit City’. Aberdeen City Council deputy leader Marie...

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BT fined £800k over disabled access failure

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

The fine was imposed after BT failed to meet an agreed deadline to make accessibility improvements and launch an enhanced ‘Next Generation Text Service’ for consumers who are deaf or face issues with their speech. The...

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