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The latest on the status of the UK’s 5G deployments

According to speed tests, U.K.’s 5G speeds are nearly four times faster than 4G The U.K.’s four largest mobile operators — EE, Vodafone, Three UK and O2 — have launched 5G technologies in the U.K.’s main cities, as well as in a number of small...

Eir to stick with Huawei, remains ‘confident’ in the vendor’s security

Eir: 'Huawei rip and replace would be a costly endeavor for both carrier and customer' Citing costly rip and replace measures, Irish carrier Eir said it plans to stick with Huawei as a vendor for its 5G network and continue following the EU recommendation that...

Britain retunes millions of TVs, clears 700 MHz band for 5G network

Ofcom is releasing 80 megahertz of spectrum in the recently cleared 700 MHz band Following a four-year process involving retuning nearly 20 million TV sets, Britain has officially cleared its 700 MHz band of airwaves, which frees up much-needed capacity for 5G services. The government...

Bharti Airtel, the UK purchase bankrupt LEO satellite operator

The joint purchase will allow OneWeb to complete construction of a global satellite constellation India’s Bharti Enterprises and the U.K. government have jointly purchased the bankrupt London-based satellite operator OneWeb. Both buyers will invest about $500 million in the satellite operator, and the U.K. government...

With 5G ‘gearing up globally,’ clear winners emerge: Report

OMDIA: 'The entire world is gearing up for 5G deployment' Global research company OMDIA released a Market Progress Assessment report, and according to Principal Analyst Stephen Myers, the entire world is “gearing up for 5G deployment,” but South Korea has emerged as the clear global...

5G, COVID conspiracy theory claims 77 UK phone masts

Mobile UK commented that the daily rate of 5G COVID conspiracy theory attacks appears to be slowing down Arson attacks on cell site and verbal abuse of tower workers resulting from a conspiracy theory that claims that 5G internet is behind the coronavirus outbreak is...

Vodafone CEO: 5G conspiracy theorists have ‘swallowed a dangerous lie’

More than 40 masts have been attacked in the U.K. as a result of 5G conspiracy theories A new hospital in Birmingham, England is one of the latest victims of the growing — and false — belief that 5G is somehow causing or spreading the...

Ofcom tests 5G radiation at 16 UK sites, identifies no health risk

Those who oppose 5G networks cite radiation concerns In its latest round of spectrum testing, the U.K.'s Office of Communications, or Ofcom, measured electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions at 16 5G sites in 10 cities across the U.K., concluding that 5G networks do not pose a...

O2 UK launches LTE-M network on 50 cell sites, more to follow

As IoT devices and applications continues to rise, O2 is confident that LTE-M will continue to support that increase Telefonica’s O2 UK has launched its 4G-based LTE-M networks of 50 of its cell sites, claiming to be the first in the UK to do so....

O2 partners up for UK OpenRAN project

O2 expects the commercial deployment of OpenRAN to accelerate over the next 18-24 months O2, the U.K. operator owned by Telefonica, will work with Mavenir, DenseAir and WaveMobile to deploy 4G and 5G networks over OpenRAN solutions in dense environments and more isolated rural communities....

EE uses 5G to bring AR music gig to commuters

EE initially launched 5G in May this year with coverage in London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester In the latest demonstration of its 5G technology, British mobile network operator and internet service provider EE, part of BT, live-streamed a surprise performance by indie pop...

Cisco, Connexin deliver UK’s first purpose-built Smart City Operating System

The Smart City Operating System will turn the city of Hull into a programmable city Hull, a city located on England’s north-east coast, will become the first city in the U.K. to establish a purpose-built Smart City Operating System (OS). Using an internet of things...

Cisco believes 5G will benefit rural UK, but will it?

Rural UK users are skeptical about being able to access new 5G networks As 5G networks continue to sweep across the world promising to bring a new era of connectivity to consumers and enterprise users, an important conversation around the future of rural connectivity has...

EMEA: In hot U.K. telecom market, prices change daily

Competition in the U.K. telecom market is so fierce that prices changed 1,800 times in one week, according to a recent Sparks Market Intelligence report. The study conducted by ForNova found an increase of 25% in the number of unique offers from January to...

London’s older 3G infrastructure performance beats newer networks in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

Although 3G networks in Brazil's capital cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are newer than those in London, their perforance is worse. A recent survey conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media compared these three cities’ mobile broadband infrastructure. “London has more subscribers and...

Mobile internet use nearing 50%

BBC News | August 31, 2011 Almost half of UK internet users are going online via mobile phone data connections, according to the Office for National Statistics. Read the full article here via BBC News

Mobile ad firm Blyk names insider Eric Kip as CEO

Reuters | August 29, 2011 | Tarmo Virki Blyk, a pioneer in the mobile-telephone advertising business, said on Tuesday it has appointed its chief commercial officer, Eric Kip, to take over as chief executive, replacing co-founder Pekka Ala-Pietila. Read the full article here via Reuters

Rural Broadband Working Group to bring millions of MBs of free mobile broadband to rural areas

Three | August 30, 2011 | Press Release August 30th 2011: Three and the Countryside Alliance today announces the launch of a project aimed at getting people online in rural areas of poor or non-existent broadband. Called the Rural Broadband Working Group, the initiative will see...

Vodafone explores cooperation with Greek telecoms operator

Reuters | August 29, 2011 | Nicola Leske Telecoms giant Vodafone said on Monday it was exploring the possibility to cooperate with Wind Hellas, Greece's third-biggest telecoms operator. Read the full article here via Reuters

Sony Ericsson boosts 2011 Xperia™ family with new experiences and new software

Sony Ericsson | August 25, 2011 | Press Release 25 August 2011, London, UK – Sony Ericsson today announced new functionality and features to its 2011 Xperia™ smartphone range with a comprehensive software upgrade from October 2011. Consumers with 2011 Xperia™ smartphones will benefit from...

Vodafone New Zealand Agrees to Take Capacity on Pacific Cable for 10 Years

Bloomberg | August 21, 2011 | Tracy Withers Vodafone Group Plc (VOD) agreed to a 10- year deal to take capacity on a new undersea fiber cable linking New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. Read the full article here via Bloomberg

Huawei Plans U.K. Smartphone Debut in Battle With Android Handset Makers

Bloomberg | August 12, 2011 | Jonathan Browning Huawei Technologies Co. plans to sell its first own-branded mobile phone in the U.K., taking on manufacturers using Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android software in one of Europe’s most competitive handset markets. Read the full article here via Bloomberg...

Third of adults ‘use smartphone’ says Ofcom report

BBC News | August 3, 2011 Nearly one in three adults in the UK now uses a smartphone, according to a report by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. Read the full article here via BBC News

Third of adults 'use smartphone' says Ofcom report

BBC News | August 3, 2011 Nearly one in three adults in the UK now uses a smartphone, according to a report by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. Read the full article here via BBC News

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