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Just 5% of eligible households in the UK are subscribed to a social broadband tariff. They are priced more reasonably for people on welfare who have tighter budgets but still need internet access.
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.
Virgin Media O2 has revealed it will not be bringing back European roaming charges for customers on either the O2 or Virgin Mobile networks. It has no plans to reintroduce charges but could in future.
Vodafone and EE have announced delays to their EU roaming fees. Vodafone will introduce the charge at the end of January while EE will now charge it from March. Three has plans to introduce it in May.
Virgin Media O2 is now supporting gigabit broadband across its whole network which means it has achieved a government goal four years early after just two years of work. It has more upgrades coming.
Virgin Media O2 has announced that half of its broadband network is now able to access gigabit connectivity. By the end of the year it wants to make gigabit available on all of its network.
O2 has announced that its O2 Recycle scheme has given out £250 million since starting in 2009. The scheme is helping to keep tonnes of electronic waste out of the UK's landfill sites.
The UK's Competition & Markets Authority has given the go-ahead to O2 and Virgin Media to pursue a 50:50 joint venture. The deal is expected to close on June 1 and begin operations.
O2 and Microsoft have signed a new agreement which will see them trial Mobile Edge Computing in a Private 5G Network. It's unknown when O2's customers will be able to benefit from these technologies.
O2 has been rolling out new cooling technology from EkkoSense across its network. This will reduce its carbon emissions by one million kilograms each year, helping it become net-zero by 2025.
O2 and Vodafone have agreed on a deal that will see them trade 5G spectrum. They hope that it will pave the way for a faster 5G rollout and improve performance for users in all areas.
O2 has called on members of the public to donate their unused mobile phones to its Community Calling initiative. It's expanding the scheme to Glasgow to reduce digital exclusion in the city.
O2 has announced a £4.4 million investment into its high street stores. It said people's appetite for going to the shops was increasing more than one year after the national lockdown began.
New research from O2 has shown that many young people aged 18 to 24 are becoming 'mobilepreneurs'. It defined these as people who have started using an app to sell items online to make money.
A new UK-based consortium led by Skyfarer is setting out to create national infrastructure by 2022 that will enable the delivery of medical supplies such as blood for blood transfusions by drone.
Ofcom has fined O2 £10.5 million for overcharging customers between 2011 and 2019. The carrier has also refunded those who were affected and is donating to charity where it can't find the customer.
O2, Three, and Vodafone have come to an agreement regarding the Shared Rural Network. The firms will build 222 mobile masts in under-served areas, which will be shared by all three.
EE has come out as the best mobile carrier around the UK in RootMetrics' latest report. The authors did over half a million tests around the country to find out which carriers were most reliable.
The four big mobile carriers in the UK have revealed that they do not plan to bring back roaming fees when the country begins its new relationship with the EU in just a matter of days.
O2 and Hubbub have announced that they plan to donate 10,000 smartphones to the most vulnerable people around the country. Recipients will also receive unlimited calls, texts, and 6GB of data.
O2 has announced a further expansion of its 5G network bringing the total number of 5G-enabled towns and cities to 108. Customers can check the coverage checker to see if their town or city has 5G.
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.
O2 Business and Retail Economics have published their Big Ask report which found COVID-19 has pushed more to shop online. They concluded that businesses show look to bolster their online presence.
The UK government has come to an arrangement with several mobile operators, including EE and O2, that will allow customers to access nine victim support websites without using up their mobile data.
O2 and Virgin Media have agreed to a merger which could conclude by mid-2021 as long as regulators approve the move. The two firms are positioning themselves to take on BT which owns EE.
O2 has released a new study that finds people's opinions on working from home. Most respondents expect home working to increase after the lockdown ends but it also revealed some miss socialising.
O2 has removed the voice limit cap for customers paying on a monthly basis. This respite does not apply to Enterprise and SMB customers. Those on pay-as-you-go will still be charged the usual rates.
The UK government and several mobile operators have announced the Shared Rural Network which aims to provide 4G mobile coverage in rural areas around the country. It will cost £1 billion.
O2 has announced that orders for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip can be placed. Monthly contracts can be customised based on length, data, and how much you want to pay for the phone upfront.
The comparison website, uSwitch, has rated O2 as offering the best network coverage when compared to other major operators in the UK. This is the third award that the company has received this year.
The UK government has finally come to the decision that it will allow Huawei hardware to be used in 5G networks but with several restrictions. Only 35% of a network will be able to use Huawei tech.
The UK government is expected to come to a decision tomorrow over whether or not it should allow Huawei hardware in the 5G networks, following pressure from the U.S. to exclude the Chinese firm.
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.
O2 has enabled Visual Voicemail on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The carrier will bring it to other devices in the new year. It's the only UK carrier with the feature currently switched on.
O2 has announced that it is now offering 'Limitless' data from £33 per month. You can get unlimited data via a sim-only contract or as part of your mobile contract bundle on newly released devices.
O2 and the NSPCC have published new information from a study on 2,000 children in the UK and their online habits. They hope to help parents with online matters with the re-launched Net Aware site.
O2 has begun selling the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G ready for its 5G rollout which is set to start in October. The phone may not be for everyone though due to the limited areas 5G will be available in.
O2 has announced that it plans to begin the roll out of its 5G network in October. By the summer of 2020, the firm hopes to have rolled it out to 50 towns and cities around the country.
The UK's major mobile carriers plan to introduce changes earlier next year that will cut bills for people whose contracts have ended. Three is the only big firm not to have joined in.