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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

Avanti connectivity boost for rural Africa

High-throughput satellite capacity specialist Avanti Communications has launched Avanti EXTEND – a new managed satellite service for rural connectivity. Designed specifically for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Avanti EXTEND provides high-performance and cost-effective 2G, 3G and 4G solutions to remote and hard-to-reach areas across sub-Saharan Africa. This enables customers to provide reliable cellular service to the […]

October 5, 2021