The Government has today issued a press release stating that ministers and bosses from UK mobile phone operators will sign an agreement to build a shared rural network, offering 4G coverage to 95% of the UK landmass by the end of 2025.
While Three has by far the most 5G spectrum and is likely to be extremely disruptive in the long run, there’s some way to go if this is the coverage we can expect after switch-on. Although the maps shown here are not yet public, they were generated using data loaded… [Click for more]
Originally destined to launch at the end of 2019, Three’s 5G network (not to be confused with its home broadband service launched last year for Londoners only) will go live at the end of February in 65 locations. It will be launched with a showcase of its ‘5G superiority’ with… [Click for more]
Virgin Mobile drops EE as network provider in favour of Vodafone; offering 5G and unlimited data options
Virgin Mobile users will be switched from EE’s network to that of Vodafone from the end of next year, as part of a five-year deal with Vodafone. Virgin has always used the same mobile network to provide its virtual network operation, since its launch in 1999 on one2one’s network, through… [Click for more]
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]
A crowd-sourced survey conducted by OpenSignal in conjunction with Which?, today reveals the current state of the UK mobile phone network. Based on over 67 million data readings provided by users running the OpenSignal app on their Android or iOS device, the survey also shows that in the last year… [Click for more]
Three didn’t do the best job of launching its 4G network this December. In fact, bar a few thousand users, nobody will even get a chance until the new year. But, I managed to spend some time to find out what’s happening and why it should be worth waiting a few more weeks.