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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

BT launches 5G experience in Northern Ireland

BT has launched Immersive Spaces for business and public sector organisations across Northern Ireland, creating a 5G-enabled, interactive simulation experience. Launched in partnership with Immersive Interactive, BT Immersive Spaces simulate real-life environments within an internal or external room, or mobile unit. The technology is being showcased in a roadshow, creating interactive immersive experiences and learning […]

October 11, 2023

Virgin Media O2 uses helicopter to improve Islay 4G

Jenni Minto, the MSP for Argyll and Bute, and Councillor Liz McCabe, Policy Lead for Islands and Business Development at Argyll and Bute Council, have both welcomed Virgin Media O2’s investment in Argyll and Bute during a visit to the first of six new 4G masts being built on the island of Islay which will […]

October 4, 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

EE brings 4G, 5G to Oxford Circus, TCR stations

Visitors to London’s West End can now use EE’s 4G and 5G mobile network at two of the Capital’s busiest London Underground stations. Central line customers at both Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road stations can now benefit from access to the mobile network, with coverage available within the ticket halls, on the Central Line […]

September 8, 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

Study: 5G more consistent than 4G

Mobile networks perform differently under stress. Late at night, when few people are on their phones and outside their homes, networks are lightly loaded and daily speeds at their fastest. The reverse is true during the afternoon and early evening, when the sheer volume of mobile traffic leads to greater congestion, often causing speeds to […]

July 3, 2023

EE deploys more small cells to increase 4G capacity

EE has now successfully deployed over 600 street-level mobile sites, known as small cells, across the UK, delivering on its commitment to add hundreds of new sites to the 200 announced just over a year ago. A further 411 small cell installations are now delivering enhanced capacity in high demand areas, including in major cities […]

June 9, 2023