Vodafone Plans to Get Rid of 3G Over the Next Couple of Years

Vodafone is shutting down 3G to bolster its 5G networks but says that 2G is here to stay for now. Read More >>

Mobile Networks Putting £5bn Into Attacking UK’s Signal Blackspots

The government has binned its plan to force the networks to allow roaming within the UK, instead convincing EE, O2, Three and Vodafone to put a combined £5bn pot of cash toward beefing up their current infrastructure. Read More >>

Tech Life in a Rural Place That Isn’t London

It's a bit "London!" around here sometimes, isn't it? London's getting a new train. People ride bikes in London now, don't you know? London's getting a special type of coffee only for London people. London's got a new skyscraper shaped like a spatula. And so on. Read More >>

EE and Vodafone Bringing 4G to the Channel Tunnel

That pipe they installed between here and France to allow businessmen to get to Brussels by train is about to be fully upgraded with 3G and 4G connections, with both Vodafone and EE claiming the depressing 35-minute offline plunge beneath the sea will feature full mobile access later this year. Read More >>

More Gs Coming as Ofcom Opens 2G and 3G Spectrum to 4G Networks

Telecom regulator Ofcom has rejigged the rules regarding 4G mobile networks in the UK, opening up more of the existing 2G and 3G spectrum for use with fancy new 4G services. Read More >>

Ofcom’s Looking at Letting All the Networks Broadcast 4G on Existing 2 and 3G Spectrum

Following EE's 1800MHz 2G to 4G licence swap, Ofcom's been reviewing current mobile network licensing. It seems the UK mobile regulator has come to the conclusion there's no reason other network providers can't do the same. Could we suddenly see a load more 4G networks before the official 4G auction finishes? Read More >>

Vodafone and O2’s Buddy-Buddy 4G Sharing Alliance Is Go

While Orange and T-Mobile did the dirty and got hitched, Vodafone and O2 are looking lovingly into either other's mast-shaped arms. OK, it's nothing as extreme as EE's love-in, but the OFT's approval should see both O2 and Vodafone get a signal boost, for both 3G and any new 4G networks. Read More >>

Mobile Phone Coverage Coming to Undersea Not-Spot

The train journey to and from France will become a little noisier from July, thanks to the Channel Tunnel and mobile network operators managing to squeeze network reception down its tubes. Read More >>

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Ofcom 2011 Infrastructure Report Shows 30 Per Cent Of UK Not Covered By 3G

Ofcom has published a revised version of its infrastructure report for 2011. The good news is that 73 per cent of UK households get 3G from all networks; but 30 per cent of the country isn't covered by 3G at all. Read More >>