"A new digital infrastructure and language is developing: the ‘internet of things’, big data, smart cities and crowdsourcing."
2G/3G Switch Off
Mobile networks will be gradually switching off their 2G and 3G networks. All the mobile providers have confirmed with the UK Government that they do not plan to offer their 2G and 3G services beyond 2033.
Emergency Alerts Service
The new Emergency Alerts service will be live early next year (2023), and you should expect to receive a test message. The system will enable people to be sent an alert message via their mobile phone if their lives are at risk in an emergency.
Cost of living crisis
The UK’s Mobile Network Operators, EE, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone, presently offer a range of support options to vulnerable customers to help with rising costs and bills, and to ensure they stay connected.
The UK's mobile operators are committed to playing their part in helping all those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
All operators have put in place measures to assist.
The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) represents a very challenging and uncertain time for us all. While it is difficult to predict precisely how it will continue the mobile industry is doing everything, it can to ensure the UK remains connected.
What is 5G?
5G is short for ‘fifth generation mobile networks.’ It is a true game changer technology that will provide the underlying wireless infrastructure to support a host of new applications such as connected cars, virtual and augmented reality and the foundations for emerging smart city and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
5G and Health
Research into the safety of radio signals, which has been conducted for more than 50 years, has led to the establishment of human exposure standards including safety factors that provide protection against all established health risks.
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers endless opportunities for electronic devices to connect to each other.
Wearable gadgets, ‘smart’ meters, connected cars, and a variety of monitoring applications (e.g. climate, traffic, healthcare) will have a built in, standalone mobile connection...
Advice about Mobiles
Customers want a mobile connection wherever they are, they want services to be good value, easy to use, and they want to know that their personal information is safe and secure.
Joint Operators Technical Specifications
The JOTS forum publishes technical specifications to enable mobile operators and their partners to deploy high-quality shared wireless solutions for the benefit of their customers.