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Data: Champions League final drives record peak on Three

As Real Madrid won their fourteenth Champions League title on May 28th, Three UK’s network experienced a record-breaking night of its own with a new all-time data peak. The 5G network saw data peak at 1068 Gbps between 21:00 and 21:15 during the match as record numbers connected to watch the Champions League final. In […]

May 31, 2022

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

Discovery launching new FTA channels in NZ

Discovery’s new free-to-air channels. eden and Rush will launch on March 21st in New Zealand. Glen Kyne, Senior Vice President and General Manager ANZ said: “We’re delighted to launch two new free-to-air channels in New Zealand, delivering on our promise to bring more great entertainment to Kiwi audiences. eden and Rush combine the best of […]

March 2, 2022

Survey: Brits keen to stick with Zoom parties

As the government declares its intention to remove all remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England, data reveals that Brits significantly increased their use of livestreaming and video calling apps to share important life events – or ‘milestone moments’ – during the countrywide lockdowns, and intend to keep doing so even now that restrictions are coming to […]

February 23, 2022

BT, BAI high-speed Wi-Fi for London Underground

BT has announced the signing of a multi-million pound contract with BAI Communications (BAI), to deliver a core part of the company’s data centre requirements as it works with Transport for London (TfL) to enable high-speed mobile and Wi-Fi coverage on the London Underground. BAI has been awarded a 20-year concession with TfL to deliver […]

January 28, 2022

UK to boost rural mobile connectivity

People in rural Scotland, Wales and the North East of England will enjoy huge improvements in their mobile coverage thanks to what the UK government is calling a world-first £1 billion mobile connectivity programme. This scheme is a major part of the government’s plan to level up all parts of the UK and will bring […]

June 29, 2021By Colin Mann

Analyst: Virgin/O2 merger competition boost

Having received provisional clearance by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the proposed merger of Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media and Telefónica-owned O2 will bring together one of the UK’s four nationwide mobile networks and the UK’s only DOCSIS cable broadband network. According to Gary Barton, a Principal Analyst at data and analytics company GlobalData, […]

April 23, 2021By Colin Mann

Ofcom 5G spectrum auction set to start

Mobile operators will begin bidding in the UK’s next spectrum auction from Friday March 12th, comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed. A total of 200 MHz of spectrum is being released through the auction, which will help improve existing mobile services and also support the continued rollout of 5G across the UK. After a pause in […]

March 10, 2021By Colin Mann

Analyst: 5G in 37% of UK, but only used a fifth of the time

Mobile network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has released the results of its latest nationwide drive test assessing mobile network performance of the four major operators. The national test – the first conducted by GWS which incorporates 5G network performance into the company’s OneScore rankings – reveals that good progress is being made in […]

February 19, 2021

PURE ETCR nets FTA TV deal in NZ with Three

PURE ETCR has announced that the all-electric multi-brand touring car championship will be broadcast free-to-air in New Zealand in 2021 on Three. Three, part of Discovery Group, is the home of motorsport on TV for New Zealand’s five-million population, screening action from across the spectrum every week, from Monster Trucks to the popular NZ V8 […]

February 5, 2021