4G

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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Seven million more people can access 4G than a year ago

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Analytics firm RootMetrics has calculated that about 54m people across the UK’s four major operators – EE, O2, Three and Vodafone – can now access 4G, compared to 47m at the end of...

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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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Ofcom: More than a million homes still can't get decent broadband

Friday, December 16th 2016

But that still leaves 1.4m homes and offices – around 5% of properties – without access to 10Mbps, which the regulator says is the minimum required to meet a typical household’s digital...

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UK 4G network 'plagued by not spots', says infrastructure watchdog

Wednesday, December 14th 2016

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ranked Britain’s 4G network as 54th in the world and said the future rollout of 5G services must be handled better. It said mobile connectivity had...

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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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Ofcom stops BT/EE from buying more 4G spectrum

Monday, November 21st 2016

The airwaves used by mobile providers – known as spectrum – are auctioned off periodically by Ofcom and up until now there has been no cap on how much spectrum any one network can...

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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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Virgin Media 4G plans will include free access to WhatsApp

Monday, November 7th 2016

They will also be able to ‘rollover’ unused data from one month to the next. Virgin has today launched a range of 4G plans available as either Freestyle contracts, which allow customers to...

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British Airways to offer wi-fi on short-haul flights from summer 2017

Friday, November 4th 2016

International Airlines Group (IAG) struck a deal with satellite telecoms firm Inmarsat to install wireless connectivity on 341 short-haul aircraft. That includes 132 British Airways, 125...

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