Vodafone and O2 are the last carriers that are joining BAI to deploy high-speed mobile and internet connectivity across the London Underground stations and tunnel starting December 2022.
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Ofcom's latest Connected Nations report has found that 66% of homes in the UK can now access gigabit broadband ensuring they are prepared for a data-heavy future. 5G is also making progress.
Smartphones with 5G modems are now outselling those with a 4G chipset inside them. While China leads the world in 5G penetration North America and Western Europe aren't behind in adopting 5G.
Vodafone has begun deploying OpenRAN technology in towns and villages around the UK that suffer from bad connectivity. It will eventually roll out 2,500 OpenRAN sites around the UK by 2027.
EE has announced the deployment of 200 small cells around the country. They will provide additional 4G coverage and boost the overall capacity of EE's networks which will provide a better experience.
Vodafone has been rolling out 4G technology on phone booths around certain areas to increase the capacity and performance of its network. These will help as customers continue to consume more data.
Vodafone wants big tech, which is driving up data usage, to shoulder the burden of upgrading mobile networks as it and other operators are failing to do this and turn much of a profit.
Vodafone UK has decided to retire its 3G network beginning in 2023. To get people ready, the company is going to run a campaign to ensure that its customers are not left behind as 3G is turned off.
Vodafone's new battery-powered portable router, with a touchscreen and a simple web interface, provides a faster internet connection with WiFi 6 and can connect up to 32 devices simultaneously.
Three and EE have partnered with BAI Communications to partake in a 4G and 5G-ready network that will serve the London Underground. Passengers will have connectivity across the network by 2025.
EE has announced that it's upgrading thousands of sites around the UK with 4G connectivity. The upgrades are part of the Shared Rural Network which aims to connect unconnected areas.
Ericsson has released its latest Mobility Report and it reveals that mobile data traffic has increased 300-fold since 2011. It said that data usage increased faster as 5G came online.
Samsung Electronics and Virgin Media O2 are collaborating to exhibit, through trials, their potential for providing reliable and immersive 4G and 5G mobile experiences to their customers.
EE has upgraded the 4G connectivity around London's stations and on rail routes in and out of the capital. The expansion will help meet demand from travellers beginning to come out of lockdown.
Nokia has announced its new Smart Node which it plans to make available in Q4. The device helps to boost 4G and 5G connectivity in indoor settings such as residential and small business premises.
Xiaomi has announced the Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite 4G variant. The devices are aimed at people who want powerful devices but at a fraction of the cost of a flagship device. Prices start at €299.
TrendForce has said that 5G penetration could fall slightly this year due to a winter storm that hit Samsung's Austin factory that produces Qualcomm's 5G RFIC, a crucial component in 5G phones.
Vodafone has announced new Pro Broadband packages which come with WiFi extenders and a dedicated support team to help you stay online. The routers also include back-up mobile data if WiFi fails.
Samsung has announced a new software solution for its Massive MIMO radios, which will enable a 30% improvement in throughput for users on the move. It will upgrade its radios this year.
EE has announced that 94% of roads in Britain are now covered by its 4G network. It has also partnered with emergency services to turn their vehicles into mobile base stations to extend coverage.
Nokia and Telefonica have conducted a study of the energy efficiency of 5G. They found that based on Telefonica's network, 5G was up to 90% more efficient than the older 4G network.
Finland's Nokia has been selected by NASA to build the first cellular network on the Moon. The network is expected to be installed in late 2022 with the help of a private spacecraft design firm.
O2's latest research has found that without mobile connectivity, the U.K. economy would have lost a further £205 billion in economic output because more businesses would have collapsed.
Gartner has forecasted that worldwide 5G infrastructure spend will almost double compared to last year. It said Greater China (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong) would lead on 5G adoption in the short term.
A new report suggests that T-Mobile will drop support for 2G and 3G networks in January 2021. Users that have a device that doesn't support VoLTE have less than six months to buy a new phone.
In a poorly worded email, AT&T is urging users to update their phones to avoid service disruptions. The change mentioned is actually the phasing out of the 3G network - which is due in February 2020.
Nokia has announced that it has a software upgrade available that can turn legacy 4G radios into 5G without the need for on-site work and engineering, promising to upgrade 5 million radios by 2021.
BT's chief executive has said that it will take no less than 10 years to entirely remove Huawei from its mobile network. The government is deciding whether to allow Huawei in mobile networks.
Today, the National Advertising Review Board is recommending that AT&T stop using its 5G Evolution branding, due to the fact that it's not 5G at all, and it might confuse customers.
EE has announced the availability of 4G connectivity on the eastern part of the Jubilee Line between the Westminster and Canning Town stations. Service will be expanded in the coming months.
Samsung has announced that U.S. Cellular, the fifth-largest carrier in the United States, has chosen its network solutions to power the 4G LTE and 5G networks, the latter of which is coming this year.
Ofcom has released its 2019 edition of the Connected Nations report. The regulator looked at how broadband and mobile coverage has developed over the year and what work still needs to be done.
O2 has announced that it will be bringing 4G connectivity to a portion of the Jubilee Line on the London Underground. It's just part of a wider effort by TfL to bring connectivity to the underground.
The five-year patent license agreement covers the development of single-mode and multimode 3G, 4G, and 5G devices by LG despite unbridgeable differences between the two companies back in June.
Apple announced today that it has acquired Intel's smartphone modem business. 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, and the deal also includes patents. The deal is worth one billion dollars.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple might be in talks with Intel to purchase the company's cellular modem division, which has already abandoned the emerging market for 5G modems.
O2 has announced that it has boosted its 4G capacity around the country with a particular focus on holiday destinations. It comes as more Brits stay at home this year for their summer break.
Transport for London has revealed that 4G connectivity will be available across the entirety of the London Underground network by the mid-2020s. The rollout will begin in March 2020.
Vodafone has announced that it will launch its 5G network to the public in 19 cities and towns this year. The announcement comes just months after it concluded a successful trial of 5G.
A new report claims SoftBank is planning to drop Huawei-built hardware from its 4G network and switch to Nokia and Ericsson products over the next few years. This follows Japan's ban on Chinese tech.