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'Crowd-sourced' data used in Ofcom mobile report is 'inherently flawed'

Monday, June 19th 2017

Ofcom’s report ‘The consumer mobile experience’ uses crowd-sourced data to look at the performance of voice and data services. But RootMetrics, an independent mobile testing firm, said it...

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TfL set to tender for London Underground 4G network

Thursday, June 1st 2017

According to the Financial Times, Transport for London (TfL) and London mayor Sadiq Khan are in talks with a number of telecoms firms about the plans. Providers could be invited to submit bids...

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Belfast tops list of UK's best mobile networks

Friday, April 28th 2017

Analysis of network performance tests in the UK’s 16 most populated metro areas by RootMetrics saw the Northern Irish city come out on top. Belfast ranked first for network speed, data and...

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Finding a 4G mobile signal in the UK 'a lot easier' than six months ago

Friday, April 21st 2017

OpenSignal, which collects its data from smartphone users who’ve downloaded its app, said all four national operators have seen “substantial bumps” in availability. The company’s latest...

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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...

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Sky Mobile goes on nationwide sale

Friday, January 6th 2017

The service was announced at the end of November but at first was only available to existing Sky customers. Sky Mobile allows customers to keep their unused data for up to three years in a...

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EE calls for clearer reporting of mobile coverage claims

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

The company said that from January 2017 it will report all coverage in geographic terms – as a percentage of the UK’s landmass. Until now, operators have mostly used the term ‘population...

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EE and Vodafone take top honours in mobile network tests

Wednesday, November 9th 2016

Two network testing companies – Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) and P3 – carried out separate tests on the UK’s four mobile networks throughout August and September, and published their...

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Mobile roaming would help solve UK's 'not-spot' problem, say MPs

Monday, October 31st 2016

A report by the British Infrastructure Group (BIG) said mobile roaming would help eliminate partial not-spots – areas not covered by one or more mobile network. The report, which is backed by...

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London has the UK's best 4G coverage but the slowest speeds

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

OpenSignal’s State of Mobile Networks report uses crowd-sourced data to measure the performance of the UK’s 3G and 4G networks. It found that both 3G and 4G signals were easier to find in...

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