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EE enhances mobile connectivity in Wales

Mobile coverage in rural parts of Ceredigion has been significantly improved after EE upgraded or built more than ten 4G masts in the county. With more than a million tourists expected to visit mid-Wales this year, EE has strengthened its 4G connectivity along two of the county’s major roads, the A44 and the A487, as […]

April 4, 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 completes first stage of Shared Rural Network

People in rural communities across the UK are benefiting from enhanced mobile connectivity after EE revealed it has completed its widespread 4G coverage upgrades under the first phase of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) some six months ahead of schedule. The SRN is a £1 billion partnership between the UK’s four mobile network operators and […]

January 16, 2024

EE, Three, VMO2 launch 4G on Elizabeth Line

EE, Virgin Media O2 and Three have announced the arrival of 4G on TfL’s Elizabeth line, with four central London stations stretching from the West End to the City now live with 4G services. The Elizabeth line is TfL’s newest train line, having opened in May 2022, and becomes the fourth to receive underground mobile […]

December 20, 2023

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

EE installs new 4G masts in Out Skerries, Foula

A new EE mast has introduced 4G mobile coverage to Out Skerries, one of the UK’s most remote inhabited islands/ The new new mobile mast that has been activated by EE to connect the island community as part of the Scottish Government’s £28.75 million Scottish 4G Infill programme (S4GI). The programme is delivering 4G infrastructure […]

December 5, 2023

Uswitch reveals UK regions with best and worst 4G

While Nokia plans to launch the first mobile network on the moon, reliable 4G coverage is still difficult to come by in certain areas of the UK – as the Isles of Scilly may be the worst UK region for 4G coverage, according to analysis by Uswitch. This region records no indoor premises with a […]

November 23, 2023

South Africa: Telkom seeks spectrum auction delay

South African telco Telkom has asked communications regulator Icasa to delay its upcoming spectrum auction because it fears it doesn’t have the funds to participate. Icasa sold off a batch of frequencies in 2022 for 4G and 5G services which resulted in Telkom’s rivals (MTN and Vodacom) obtaining significant allocations. Icasa had planned to hold […]

November 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Parallel Wireless networks for East Africa

Parallel Wireless, a US-based cellular network technology provider and Open RAN player in providing cellular network solutions across all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G), including cloud-based Open RAN technologies, has announced that it will be deploying 2G and 4G networks for a large national operator in East Africa. Parallel Wireless was awarded several projects […]

November 8, 2023

EE upgrades 139 sites across Northern Ireland

Residents and businesses across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from improved 4G mobile coverage following a series of network upgrades from EE. EE has significantly expanded the reach of its 4G network by upgrading 139 locations across Northern Ireland as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN), a £1 billion initiative to extend 4G mobile […]

October 25, 2023