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EE using 'pre-5G' technology to connect mini masts on balloons

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

The operator is using what it calls ‘pre-standard 5G’ backhaul to connect its Helikite air mast – a helium balloon that provides 4G coverage in not spots, where extra capacity is needed and...

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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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EE still the best mobile network in London - but rivals are catching up

Thursday, May 25th 2017

Analysis of the capital’s networks by mobile testing firm RootMetrics saw EE come out on top in three out of six categories. The operator was ahead of its rivals in terms of overall...

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O2 to spend millions improving mobile coverage in London

Monday, May 22nd 2017

The operator will install 1,400 transmitters known as ‘small cells’ across the city to increase the capacity of its network and boost both indoor and outdoor signals. It will also build new...

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General Election 2017: What the parties say about broadband

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Here, Cable.co.uk takes a look at what each party says it will do for broadband customers and the targets it will set for the industry.Conservatives The Conservative manifesto, launched today,...

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Leaked Labour manifesto promises 30Mbps broadband for all by 2022

Thursday, May 11th 2017

It also promises “uninterrupted 5G coverage” for urban areas, major roads and railways should Jeremy Corbyn’s party win the General Election on 8 June. The document, initially leaked to...

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EE offers inclusive roaming 'in more destinations' with new plans

Thursday, May 4th 2017

The provider is also offering inclusive roaming in Europe to all pay monthly and pay as you go mobile customers from 15 June. Roaming charges will be banned within EU countries from that data...

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4G availability and speed varies across UK cities

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Data from Which? and OpenSignal shows that 4G coverage in major UK cities ranges from 83% in Middlesbrough to 68% in Bournemouth. The speed of 4G connections also differs across the country,...

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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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