January 19, 2022
Vodafone switches on the UK’s first OpenRAN site to carry live 5G traffic
Vodafone has switched on the UK’s first 5G OpenRAN. The site in Bath is the first of 2,500 5G and 4G OpenRAN sites that Vodafone has committed to, and a major step in supporting the Government’s ambition to accelerate the development of the OpenRAN ecosystem.
January 18, 2022
Mobile UK calls on the Government to fund Digital Champions for Local Authorities to assist 5G deployment
Responding to new research published by Cluttons and You Gov highlighting a lack of understanding, collaboration and funding for Local Authorities, Mobile UK calls on the Government to provide funding for Digital Champions.
January 18, 2022
Connecting the UK – Why we need to start locally
The mobile industry has consistently raised the issue of barriers to deployment, but it is realities on the ground which are often the trickiest impediment to solve. Our Director of Policy looks at the potential solutions.
January 13, 2022
Speed Up Britain - Electronic Communications Code Progress
With the urgency of high-quality digital communications so clearly in view, the UK Government reaffirmed its commitment to improving connectivity across the country by starting the process of enshrining in law important changes to the Electronic Communications Code.
January 10, 2022
Guest Blog: 3 ways to get the public more interested in 5G
Lyndsey Burton, MD of choose.co.uk, gives us her view on how to get the public interested in 5G.
January 7, 2022
Statement: 5G and Aviation in the UK
The UK's mobile network operators follow all health and safety guidelines and engage with a variety of industries on interference. Mobile operators are actively coordinating with the aviation authorities to ensure no interference in the UK.
December 15, 2021
Guest Blog: Virgin Media O2 is helping customers stay alert to scams and fraudulent activity this Christmas
Martyn Elmy-Liddiard, Head of Customer Security Virgin Media O2, talks about the steps his company is doing to protect customers from fraud, and wider initiatives with the whole industry.
December 15, 2021
SRN Update: EE will expand 4G in more than 2,000 areas by June 2024 to improve rural connectivity across the UK as part of the Shared Rural Network
EE will upgrade 4G in more than 2,000 areas by June 2024 as part of the Shared Rural Network initiative to extend coverage in rural areas across the UK. EE has upgraded its 4G network in more than 800 areas across the UK since the SRN deal was signed in March 2020.
December 13, 2021
Electromagnetic Magnetic Frequency Paper Addresses Radiofrequency Discourse
New paper provides a contemporary overview of the current scientific evidence surrounding radiofrequency and its impact on human health.
December 8, 2021
DCMS Digital Secretary and Industry Announce New Measures to Boost UK Telecoms Security
2G and 3G mobile networks will be phased out of use in the UK by 2033 as part of measures to increase the security of telecoms supply chains and to support a smooth transition to faster mobile networks.
December 7, 2021
SRN Update: Virgin Media O2 Updates on 2021 Rural UK 4G and 5G Deployment
Virgin Media O2 announced that is has upgraded 2,876 locations in small towns and hamlets with 4G this year, and increased 4G network capacity in 178,500 postcodes across the UK.
December 6, 2021
Guest Blog - We’re investing millions with EE and BT to protect our customers from scams
Hear how BT and EE have invested millions in an anti-spam filter to identify and limit the spread of scams. Since its introduction in July, it's already blocked more than 62m spam and scam texts.
December 2, 2021
Mobile UK outlines need for positive investment climate in its submission to the Wireless Infrastructure Review
Mobile UK has responded to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport's Call for Evidence for its Wireless Infrastructure Review. This is the first step to set the UK on track for building world-leading mobile digital infrastructure.
November 29, 2021
Shared Rural Network Procurement Reaches Important Milestone
The Contract Notice for the Acquisition, Design and Build (ADB) Framework has today been published, marking an important milestone in the publicly funded element of the programme.
November 29, 2021
Guest Blog: How Vodafone protects its customers from scam calls and texts
Fraudulent calls and texts are on the rise, but not only has Vodafone built up its defences to protect its customers, it also has even more safeguards in the works.
November 22, 2021
#Talking5G with Daniel Donnelly
Our latest #Talking5G video explores how 5G will impact Northern Ireland. FSB Northern Ireland’s, Daniel Donnelly, explains how 5G will benefit businesses.
November 19, 2021
Shop savvy this Black Friday: Stop, challenge, and protect
The lead up to Christmas represents an opportunity for criminals looking to exploit and trick shoppers. Shop savvy and take a moment to stop, challenge and protect yourself to stay safe from falling prey to scammers.
November 15, 2021
#Talking5G with Nigel Rowe of Neos Networks
Our #Talking5G series returns as we are joined by Neos Networks’ Director of MNO Network Transformation, Nigel Rowe.
November 11, 2021
#RoadToNetZero: Harnessing 5G in the agriculture sector
As COP26 (2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference) draws to a close, and global parties begin to reflect on what is still left to do to achieve net zero by 2050, we explore how 5G will support the agriculture sector to reduce emissions.