Mobile

Older people embracing smartphones and social media, says Ofcom

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

A report by the telecoms regulator shows that 39% of those aged 65 to 74 use a smartphone – almost double the number that did three years ago. Smartphone use among over 75s has tripled to 15%...

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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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EE offers Welsh language customer service and gives Cardiff 4G boost

Friday, June 2nd 2017

The company has also tripled the capacity of its network in Cardiff as the city prepares to host the Champions League final tomorrow. As part of its efforts to improve customer service, EE is...

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Virgin Media: Smartphone users not doing enough to stay safe online

Friday, June 2nd 2017

This is despite the vast majority of people (94%) believing data security is important. Virgin found that 9.4 million Brits – 19% of mobile users – have fallen victim to online fraud or...

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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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Plusnet radio ads banned after terms and conditions read out 'too quickly'

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

One ad was for a broadband package and the other was for a mobile plan. Both featured the voice of the character ‘Plusnet Joe’. After hearing the ads on 3 March, a listener complained to the...

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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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Ofcom plans to let consumers switch mobile providers by text

Monday, May 22nd 2017

The regulator is proposing that customers send a free text to the provider they want to leave in order to obtain a unique code. Customers will then need to pass on the code to their 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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