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EE becomes first UK mobile operator to achieve significant 5G milestone
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5G

EE becomes first UK mobile operator to achieve significant 5G milestone

The mobile operator also announced improved 5G services in 20 popular UK holiday destinations that are expected to experience high summer footfall
10 May 2022
EE reaches new aggregated 5G speed milestone
A pedestrian passes an EE store advertising 5G network capabilities in London, U.K., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020
5G

EE reaches new aggregated 5G speed milestone

The 2.2Gbps data speeds were achieved using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System
20 Apr 2022
Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition
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Careers & training

Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition

The telecom has announced its first diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy since the Virgin Media and O2 officially merged in 2021
13 Apr 2022
Nokia exits Russian market
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Mobile

Nokia exits Russian market

Nokia and Ericsson’s exit leaves Huawei as the only major foreign telecom on the Russian market
12 Apr 2022
Wi-Fi vs 5G: Is it time your business ditched broadband?
Graphic showing a block of 5G amid blocks of Wi-Fi
Network & Internet

Wi-Fi vs 5G: Is it time your business ditched broadband?

5G adoption is picking up and promises to solve networking woes for businesses on the move, but is it a Wi-Fi killer?
31 Mar 2022
What is Wi-Fi 7?
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Network & Internet

What is Wi-Fi 7?

We examine what the next generation of the wireless technology standard could bring, and when it’s expected to launch
14 Mar 2022
Why 5G monetisation is proving a headache for operators
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5G

Why 5G monetisation is proving a headache for operators

Although 5G is expected to take off imminently, telecoms firms still face major barriers in actually turning a profit
23 Feb 2022
AT&T to shut down 3G network this week
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mobile networks

AT&T to shut down 3G network this week

The end of service threatens elderly customers, warns industry group
22 Feb 2022
5G future trends to watch in 2022
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5G

5G future trends to watch in 2022

It may not revolutionise your business overnight, but success is on the horizon if you can sharpen up your 5G strategy
18 Feb 2022
Vodafone to begin phasing out 3G next year
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Mobile

Vodafone to begin phasing out 3G next year

The operator says the move will help it meet both its net zero target and the government’s 3G sunset deadline
25 Jan 2022
AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports
A plane flies by a cellular tower as it takes off from San Francisco International Airport
5G

AT&T and Verizon agree to postpone 5G rollout at US airports

President Joe Biden thanked Verizon and AT&T for agreeing to the delay
19 Jan 2022
Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature
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iOS

Mobile operators deny blocking Apple's Private Relay feature

T-Mobile says users were unable to access the VPN-like feature due to a fault in iOS 15.2
13 Jan 2022
Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity
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Network & Internet

Rural businesses face "digital exclusion" due to underinvestment in connectivity

New research finds that the pandemic has created a “Catch-22 situation” for residents and businesses based in rural areas
12 Jan 2022
Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe
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mobile networks

Virgin Media O2 won't reintroduce roaming fees in Europe

O2 and Virgin Mobile users will be exempt from paying the £2 daily fee that's being brought back by EE, Three and Vodafone
10 Jan 2022
Three and EE to bring 4G connectivity to the London Underground
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Mobile

Three and EE to bring 4G connectivity to the London Underground

All stations and tunnels expected to have uninterrupted mobile coverage by the end of 2024
21 Dec 2021
UK to phase out 2G and 3G mobile networks by 2033
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mobile networks

UK to phase out 2G and 3G mobile networks by 2033

The move will enable operators to transition to more energy-efficient and high capacity networks
8 Dec 2021
EE rolls out 4G across Glasgow's underground network
Buchanan Street station in Glasgow
mobile networks

EE rolls out 4G across Glasgow's underground network

The network is currently restricted to EE customers but is likely to expand in the near future
29 Oct 2021
ONF and Deutsche Telekom debut fully disaggregated Open RAN
5G graphic
5G

ONF and Deutsche Telekom debut fully disaggregated Open RAN

SD-RAN 4G/5G outdoor trial live at Deutsche Telekom's Berlin site
12 Oct 2021
Three to reintroduce £2 per day EU roaming charges
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mobile networks

Three to reintroduce £2 per day EU roaming charges

Operator says "too many unknowns" make free data no longer economically viable
9 Sep 2021
LG hails 6G breakthrough with successful outdoor test
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Network & Internet

LG hails 6G breakthrough with successful outdoor test

Tech firm claims it has overcome a major hurdle to viable long-range 6G connections
19 Aug 2021
T-Mobile confirms hackers accessed 47.8 million customer records
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data breaches

T-Mobile confirms hackers accessed 47.8 million customer records

A preliminary assessment by the US operator found that the stolen data includes SSN and driver’s license information
18 Aug 2021
EE becomes first UK telco to confirm 3G retirement plans
EE mobile network store front on Oxford Street in central London.
mobile networks

EE becomes first UK telco to confirm 3G retirement plans

The mobile operator will sunset 3G services in 2023 in order to focus on expanding the coverage of its 5G services
14 Jul 2021
Europe significantly behind in global 5G race, report claims
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5G

Europe significantly behind in global 5G race, report claims

In Central and Eastern Europe, 4G is expected to remain the dominant technology for at least the next five years
1 Jul 2021
Vodafone partners with industry giants to develop Open RAN network
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Network & Internet

Vodafone partners with industry giants to develop Open RAN network

Samsung and Dell are among the firms contributing to the first European network of this kind
14 Jun 2021