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O2 Says its Data Network is Working Again and it May Bung Users Some Free Data as an Apology

O2 has said that its UK 4G network is up and running again after yesterday's universal collapse, so our little glimpse into the horrifying blackouts of the future and the crash of all mobile services is over. No one died, did they? We can find where to go without Google Maps, can't we? Read More >>

samsung
You Can Finally Preorder the 4G Samsung Galaxy Watch

The Bluetooth Samsung Galaxy Watch has been available on these shores for about a month now, but the version with its own 4G connection has ironically been taking a little longer to load. Read More >>

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EE is Converting 3G Airwaves to 4G For Better Connections

Today, mobile network EE has announced that it will be converting its 3G airwaves into a 4G signal that will allow for higher mobile internet speeds and better reliability for its users. Read More >>

apple
Amid Massive Court Battle, Qualcomm Says Apple Won’t Be Using Its Modems in the Next iPhone

Chip manufacturer Qualcomm confirmed in a conference call on Wednesday that it does not believe Apple, with whom it has been locked in a vicious, escalating court battle over royalties and patents since 2017, will use its modems in its next generation of iPhones. Read More >>

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Unsurprisingly EE’s Still Dominating the UK’s 4G Service

OpenSignal spends a lot of time focussing on the UK's mobile signals, specifically how coverage affects regular people using their phones. Speed, availability, that sort of thing. With all that work comes analysis, which inevitably gets published throughout the year. Now is one such point, with the latest report on the state of the UK's 4G and 3G networks. Read More >>

space
The Moon’s Getting a 4G Mobile Network Next Year

There are a lot of places in the UK that don't yet have a reliable 4G mobile signal. Hell, I live not far from a major city and yet in my local suburb  I struggle to get more than one bar on my phone. That doesn't matter, though. Forget about us Earthlings, because Vodafone and Nokia are teaming up to set up a 4G mobile network on the Moon. Yes, on the Moon. Read More >>

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EE 4G Data Services Are Down, Reportedly [Update: Now Fixed]

Uh-oh - it looks like engineers at EE could be in for an annoying day as reports are coming in via social media that EE's 4G network appears to not be working in some parts of the country. Read More >>

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Gove Tries to Befriend Farmers by Promising Brexit Money for Rural 4G

Environment secretary Michael Gove has had another idea about where all that money we soon won't/might not have to pay the EU could be used -- better rural 4G and broadband. That's what he told a meeting of the National Farmers Union anyway. Maybe he just wanted to get out of the countryside alive. Read More >>

networks
EE Wants Your Home Broadband to be 4G and Will Screw a Thing to the Wall to Help

EE has rolled out its 4G Home Broadband product across the whole country after (what it says was) a successful trial in rural Cumbria, promising maximum speeds of (up to**) 76Mbps for everyone -- and you can even have an external antenna fitted now if your internal 4G signal isn't quite strong enough. Read More >>

google
Google’s New App Stops Your Android Phone From Sucking Up Too Much Data

With all the streaming, Instagramming, and everything else people are doing on their phones, your monthly allotment of data just doesn’t last as long as it used to, especially if you’re on one of those family plans with a shared data pool. And while most phones have some rudimentary tools for tracking how much internet you’re downloading, Google thought it could do better, so it created Datally. Read More >>

transport
4G Coverage Will Come to the London Underground in 2019

After years of having to quickly connect to the in-station Wi-Fi whenever your train pulls in, Transport for London has announced that full 4G coverage will be coming to the Underground rail system in 2019. Read More >>

networks
EE Threatens Ofcom With the Lawyers Over Spectrum Auction

BT's EE mobile division is about to send a scary letter to Ofcom, threatening it with court action over a ruling that future mobile spectrum sales should be capped for some networks. Read More >>

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Ofcom Tries to Limit EE and Vodafone’s 4G/5G Aspirations

Modern-day god of the sky Ofcom has released the rules that will cover the next batch of mobile frequency auctions, and it's sort of good and sort of bad depending on which of the mobile networks you wear the scarf of. Read More >>

networks
Full Mobile Coverage is Coming to London’s Undergound

Some lucky company might soon be handed the nightmare job of wiring up London's entire Underground network for full mobile phone coverage, as Transport for London is apparently in the final stages of putting together a process to ask networks and contractors to submit their bids for getting it done. Read More >>

networks
O2 Joins Wi-Fi and 4G Calling Party

O2 is finally ready to let people make calls through 4G and Wi-Fi connections, as it launches its own take on the coverage-expanding trick that the rest of the UK's mobile networks use. Read More >>