Advanced Television


Talpa Network elevates broadcast infrastructure with Lawo

Talpa Network, a television and radio broadcaster in the Netherlands, has collaborated with Lawo, a global technology partner renowned for innovative solutions in live media production workflows, to upgrade its broadcast infrastructure. The broadcaster, producing at two main locations in Hilversum and Amsterdam with distributed buildings, upgrades its technical facilities, including the implementation of video […]

July 11, 2024

BT calls time on 3G

BT has switched off its last 3G mobile sites as the telco moves forward with its 4G and 5G rollouts. Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT, commented: “Belfast cemented itself as part of BT Group’s rich history last week as the location where we switched off our final 3G mobile site, bringing an end […]

February 26, 2024

EE outlines 3G retirement strategy

Chief Networks Officer at BT, Greg McCall, has outlined EE’s 3G retirement strategy and how it plans to ensure customers are supported during the switch off process and how customers’ mobile connectivity experiences will improve as a result of the switch off in 2024 and beyond. EE will begin switching off of its 3G network […]

December 12, 2023

BT details 3G switch-off

BT has announced that its nationwide 3G switch off will start in January 2024, with the plan to complete the switch off across the UK by March. EE will keep all customers registered as vulnerable connected by offering them a free 4G-ready mobile phone – or a discount on a monthly plan if they prefer. […]

September 18, 2023

Virgin Media O2 to begin switching off 3G in 2025

Virgin Media O2 has announced that it will start to switch off 3G services in 2025 as part of its ongoing network transformation. The compnay says this will enable it to further expand and upgrade its 4G and 5G connectivity, reduce energy consumption and deliver enhanced speeds and reliability for customers. It follows the Government […]

September 7, 2023

Omdia: Concern for 5G evolution

5G subscriptions increased by 446 million in 2022 versus 592 million for 4G, thirteen years after 4G’s initial launch. Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia research has found that only 31 per cent of mobile operators offered 5G in 2022. This is expected to rise to 59 per cent by the end of 2023 with […]

February 24, 2023

South Africa wants to hold onto 2G/3G

South Africa has notified the local telco operators of its intention to end 2G and 3G cellular services by 2025. The operators, including Vodacom, MTN and Telkom, say this could be too soon and have asked for further consultation. The operators say further discussions are needed in order to ensure that consumers will not be […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: UK 5G usage overtakes 3G

Findings from UK mobile telco Three’s report, Mobile Britain 2022, showing how Brits have been swiping, sharing and connecting, reveals a 5G boom in the last year, with usage increasing by 385 per cent on Three’s superfast network. 5G data carried on Three’s network is now more than double that of 3G – overtaking it […]

April 13, 2022

Vodafone to retire UK 3G network from 2023

Vodafone is to begin retiring its UK 3G network in 2023 as part of a network modernisation programme to improve 4G and 5G experience for all customers. The programme, which will see 3G coverage gradually phased out and replaced by strengthened 4G and 5G services, will mean customers across more parts of the UK can […]

January 25, 2022

UK to phase out 2G, 3G networks by 2033

The UK Government, together with UK mobile network operators, has announced a joint ambition for 35 per cent of the UK’s mobile network traffic to be carried over open and interoperable Radio Access Network (RAN) architectures by 2030. “Open network architectures will play a key role in enhancing the security and resilience of the networks […]

December 8, 2021By Colin Mann