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mobile networks

Preparing for the 3G sunset
A 3G mast photographed against the sunset
Network & Internet

Preparing for the 3G sunset

Although 5G is gaining huge momentum, an alarming number of organisations are still dependent on legacy networks
18 May 2022
"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers
The front of a Vodafone store
mergers and acquisitions

"Inevitable" Vodafone and Three merger won't benefit business customers

A merger between the two companies doesn’t feel like a natural marriage, experts say, with pooled resources and expertise offset by less choice and di…
13 May 2022
EE becomes first UK mobile operator to achieve significant 5G milestone
5G tower in seaside town
5G

EE becomes first UK mobile operator to achieve significant 5G milestone

The mobile operator also announced improved 5G services in 20 popular UK holiday destinations that are expected to experience high summer footfall
10 May 2022
LTE vs 5G: What's the difference?
A city skyline with a technology 5G overlay
Network & Internet

LTE vs 5G: What's the difference?

Assessing the latest networking technologies and their role in business
22 Apr 2022
EE reaches new aggregated 5G speed milestone
A pedestrian passes an EE store advertising 5G network capabilities in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
5G

EE reaches new aggregated 5G speed milestone

The 2.2Gbps data speeds were achieved using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System
20 Apr 2022
Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition
A hand holds up a small transgender pride flag during Bristol Trans Rights
Careers & training

Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition

The telecom has announced its first diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy since the Virgin Media and O2 officially merged in 2021
13 Apr 2022
Nokia exits Russian market
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Mobile

Nokia exits Russian market

Nokia and Ericsson’s exit leaves Huawei as the only major foreign telecom on the Russian market
12 Apr 2022
Wi-Fi vs 5G: Is it time your business ditches broadband?
Graphic showing a block of 5G amid blocks of Wi-Fi
Network & Internet

Wi-Fi vs 5G: Is it time your business ditches broadband?

5G adoption is picking up and promises to solve networking woes for businesses on the move, but is it a Wi-Fi killer?
31 Mar 2022
What is Wi-Fi 7?
Wi-fi 7 seen on a smartphone against a yellow background
Network & Internet

What is Wi-Fi 7?

We examine what the next generation of the wireless technology standard could bring, and when it’s expected to launch
14 Mar 2022
Why 5G monetisation is proving a headache for operators
Telecommunication tower with 5G cellular network antenna on city background
5G

Why 5G monetisation is proving a headache for operators

Although 5G is expected to take off imminently, telecoms firms still face major barriers in actually turning a profit
23 Feb 2022
AT&T to shut down 3G network this week
AT&T logo on the side of a building
mobile networks

AT&T to shut down 3G network this week

The end of service threatens elderly customers, warns industry group
22 Feb 2022
5G future trends to watch in 2022
A city overlaid with a digital grid
5G

5G future trends to watch in 2022

It may not revolutionise your business overnight, but success is on the horizon if you can sharpen up your 5G strategy
18 Feb 2022
Vodafone to begin phasing out 3G next year
3g sign is seen on a smartphone screen and no signal icon in the background
Mobile

Vodafone to begin phasing out 3G next year

The operator says the move will help it meet both its net zero target and the government’s 3G sunset deadline
25 Jan 2022
AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports
A plane flies by a cellular tower as it takes off from San Francisco International Airport
5G

AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports

President Joe Biden thanked Verizon and AT&T for agreeing to the delay
19 Jan 2022
Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature
A screenshot of unavailable Private Relay
iOS

Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature

T-Mobile says users were unable to access the VPN-like feature due to a fault in iOS 15.2
13 Jan 2022
Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity
Closed area due to Covid19 restrictions at a nature reserve near Castleford, West Yorkshire
Network & Internet

Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity

New research finds that the pandemic has created a “Catch-22 situation” for residents and businesses based in rural areas
12 Jan 2022
Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe
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mobile networks

Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe

O2 and Virgin Mobile users will be exempt from paying the £2 daily fee that's being brought back by EE, Three and Vodafone
10 Jan 2022
EE, Vodafone delay post-Brexit return of roaming charges
A view of an EE mobile phone store in London, UK, with people walking outside
mobile networks

EE, Vodafone delay post-Brexit return of roaming charges

Vodafone was originally set to reinstate the fees today
6 Jan 2022
Three and EE to bring 4G connectivity to the London Underground
Young handsome businessman with smartphone in subway
Mobile

Three and EE to bring 4G connectivity to the London Underground

All stations and tunnels expected to have uninterrupted mobile coverage by the end of 2024
21 Dec 2021
UK to phase out 2G and 3G mobile networks by 2033
A mobile network mast with overcast sky
mobile networks

UK to phase out 2G and 3G mobile networks by 2033

The move will enable operators to transition to more energy-efficient and high capacity networks
8 Dec 2021
Vodafone to roll out self-sufficient masts powered entirely by renewable energy
The top of a new bird-friendly wind turbine developed by Crossflow
mobile networks

Vodafone to roll out self-sufficient masts powered entirely by renewable energy

Masts will be built in remote locations in the UK following a trial later this year
25 Nov 2021
EE rolls out 4G across Glasgow's underground network
Buchanan Street station in Glasgow
mobile networks

EE rolls out 4G across Glasgow's underground network

The network is currently restricted to EE customers but is likely to expand in the near future
29 Oct 2021
Network that supplies UK emergency services to be investigated over competition concerns
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Network & Internet

Network that supplies UK emergency services to be investigated over competition concerns

Competition regulator to address concerns about Motorola's position as sole provider of network infrastructure
25 Oct 2021