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Brits Won’t Benefit From EU Roaming Caps Post-Brexit

Great news, everyone! The days of being too terrified to even use your phone as a clock when on holiday lest it cost you money are coming back, with the bureaucrats behind the EU's new total block on network roaming fees saying it WON'T automatically apply to travelling UK residents once the Brexit scenario is in place in 2019 or thereabouts. Read More >>

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Three Finally Adds Wifi Calling for UK Users

Good news for Three customers who live in mobile black-spots: The company has today announced that wifi calling is available on its network for the first time. Read More >>

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Teacher Abandons School 4G Network Block Idea

A headteacher at a school in North Yorkshire did a bit of reading up and thought she'd found a great way of ending social media bullying and the endless distraction of mobile phones on school time -- blocking the 4G network. Read More >>

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EE Slapped With £2.7m Fine For Overcharging Customers [Updated]

Mobile network EE has been given a telling off by the telecoms regular Ofcom - and landed with a fine of £2.7m for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. Read More >>

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BT Call Protect Automates Spam Caller Block

BT says it's DOING SOMETHING about the modern menace of the spam phone call, and is harnessing the power of something new and exciting to basically automatically add loads of callers to your blocklist if you opt in to the Call Protect service. Read More >>

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Everything You Need to Know About Sky Mobile

Sky has just announced that Sky Mobile is now open to everyone, and that means we can all get some of the most flexible features we've seen in the UK. It allows you to roll over unused data for free, switch between plans whenever you like and comes with a couple of perks for existing Sky customers. Read More >>

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Three Network Accused of £230 Per Year Contract Rip-Off

Ofcom has launched an investigation into the contractual wranglings of the Three network, after an investigation claimed that it overcharges its one and two-year contracts users by up to £230 each year should they choose to exit deals early. Read More >>

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Government Finds £440m to Help Connect the Last 5% to Superfast Broadband

The accounts of the Broadband Delivery UK scheme are about to be boosted by another larger chunk of government  and BT money, with an additional total of £440m coming its way to help bring "superfast" broadband connections to parts of the country still not covered by today's patchwork quilt of better connection possibilities. Read More >>

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Vodafone Proposes Drone Air Traffic Control Network

Vodafone has been meeting European airspace regulators, but it's not about spectrum and masts. It thinks that its network might be ideally placed to be used as the drone and UAV air traffic control method of the future. Read More >>

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Virgin Media Subscribers Face Christmas Internet Blackouts

Some Virgin Media broadband customers in parts of south west London have been told to expect a particularly flaky service until well into the new year, as a network crunch leading to massively reduced connection speeds won't be resolved until the middle of January. Read More >>

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Ofcom Boosts BT Infrastructure Sharing Plans for a Full-Fibre Future

Ofcom has announced a plan to simplify the ways outside networks access BT's lines and equipment, with the hope that it'll lead to more full-fibre connections hooked into the UK's homes and workplaces. Read More >>

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Hackers Breach TalkTalk, Kcom and Post Office Routers

An extremely specific attack targeting certain types of router appears to have broken the internets of more than 100,000 customers that use the Post Office's branded ISP service, with the malware worming its way into the Zyxel AMG1302 as issued by the Post Office and the DSL-3780 router used by some TalkTalk subscribers. Read More >>

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Three Network Wants You to Moan to Ofcom About Spectrum Wins

A group of UK mobile and broadband networks is asking their customers to pressurise Ofcom into making the mobile data spectrum allocations fairer (for them), suggesting that future spectrum caps should be limited to just 30 per cent per operator of available spectrum within each chunk that's sold off. Read More >>

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BT and EE Blocked From Buying More 4G Mobile Data Spectrum

Ofcom's about to do that clever thing it does to make money again, selling off something that doesn't really exist for millions of pounds. Clever Ofcom. And this time it's not letting the newly merged BT and EE super network buy any of its newly released mobile spectrum. Read More >>

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Ordnance Survey Called in to Map UK Towns for 5G

Our Ordnance Survey mappers have been chosen to lead a team feeding data to future 5G networks, with the hope being that ultra-detailed maps of towns will give planners and mobile providers a better idea of where to place their masts so we can all have 5G, all of the time. Read More >>