Category: Network News

All the detail on Vodafone’s new mobile and home broadband pricing from July 10th

Last week, Vodafone switched on its 5G network and during the presentation the company announced a range of totally unlimited data plans, which become available from tomorrow. There are also some other changes, which are explained below. Vodafone has now given all the information on the new unlimited data plans,… [Click for more]

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Lewis Hamilton activates Vodafone’s UK 5G network with unlimited data offering, while Wasps rugby players perform world’s first haptic tackle over 5G

Vodafone’s 5G network is officially live, and today’s launch event showed off the world’s first haptic rugby tackle to demonstrate one of the capabilities of a faster, low-latency, 5G network. Lewis Hamilton who officially switched the network on was also announced as Vodafone’s first UK 5G ambassador. It means the… [Click for more]

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EE 5G: My thoughts on the UK’s first 5G network and whether you should take the plunge

I’ve been fortunate enough to try out EE’s new 5G service since it launched at the end of May, and it’s now time to post my thoughts. Many of you are likely wondering whether 5G is worthy of all the hype and publicity it has been receiving. It’s understandable and… [Click for more]

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Vodafone partners with Amazon to allow Alexa to make and receive calls from your mobile number

Vodafone today announced a partnership with Amazon that allows Vodafone customers to make and receive hands-free calls via Amazon Echo devices, using an existing mobile plan. Subscribers on suitable Red pay monthly plans simply link a mobile phone number to their Alexa account, which is done by setting up Vodafone… [Click for more]

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Three announces 5G launch date, and proudly boasts about offering the fastest 5G speeds

Three will switch on its 5G network in London this August, with 25 towns and cities covered this year. Three’s 5G launch sees London activated in August with a 5G home broadband offering, and the remainder of the 25 towns and cities getting a 5G service – with 5G handsets… [Click for more]

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EE will be first to launch 5G in the UK at the end of May, with the most comprehensive handset line-up

EE has this morning announced its 5G launch plans, and was quick to state that it will be the first UK network to launch 5G, and one of the first in Europe. The BT-owned operator proudly announced May 30th as the launch date – just eight days from now. What’s… [Click for more]

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Huawei shows its 5G devices on sale in the UK soon, while helping people cut through the 5G hype

Huawei has shown the UK media its collection of 5G-enabled devices going on sale soon to complement the imminent launches of at least two 5G networks (with the other two following closely behind). The event wasn’t just to show off the 5G devices, but also a chance for Huawei and… [Click for more]

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Oppo Reno 5G Hands-on: Heading up Europe’s first 5G network launch

Oppo has announced the Reno 5G handset in Zurich, Switzerland, as one of the key launch devices for Swisscom’s pending 5G network launch. The announcement coincides with the Chinese announcement of the Oppo Reno handset portfolio, which will be launched officially in Europe on April 24th. 5G almost ready to… [Click for more]

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EE poised to launch a series of zero-rated data offers to pay monthly subscribers? [Updated]

It appears EE is on the verge of launching a range of zero-rated data offers for pay-monthly customers, including unlimited video streaming even when roaming. By texting ‘My Offers’ to 150, I was presented with a list of bundles to choose from. Some of these offers have existed for a… [Click for more]

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Huawei launches Balong 5000 5G chip ahead of MWC product announcements

Huawei has today announced the launch of its 5G multi-mode chipset. Balong 5000 will support a large number of 5G products, from smartphones to home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices and 5G modules. Supporting 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G on a single chip, Balong 5000 reduces latency and power consumption, with… [Click for more]

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