August 8, 2022
Guest blog – Doug Parrant, Essex County Council: Driving forward plans to become a digital-first county
At Essex County Council, we recognise the benefits that digital can bring – from enabling economic growth and supporting people in getting the best start in life and ageing well, to helping to create a great place to live and work, and transforming our public services to achieve more with less.
August 1, 2022
How the UK’s Mobile Network Operators are helping customers through the Cost-Of-Living-Crisis
The four mobile network operators (BT/EE, Three, Virgin Media O2, and Vodafone have several measures put in place to support customers struggling with their bills due to the cost-of-living crisis, and to helping them remain connected.
July 28, 2022
Vodafone halfway to connecting One Million as part of its campaign to close the digital divide
As part of its long-term commitment to close the digital divide, Vodafone has reached the half million mark in its campaign, having donated 500,000 free connections to people across the UK.
July 27, 2022
#MeetTheChampions – John Steward, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
This week, we spoke to John Steward, Digital Infrastructure Lead for Greater Manchester Combined Authority, who reflects on the importance of digital connectivity for Greater Manchester and how Digital Champions at a city region level can support local authorities.
July 26, 2022
New government plans to fire up innovation in 5G and 6G as UK and South Korea launch telecoms technology partnership
Mobile phone networks of the future will have more choice of technologies and suppliers, in the government boost to delivering more innovative, secure and resilient telecoms networks.
July 20, 2022
Industry implemented strengthened customer protections result in substantial reduction in scam texts
The number of scam texts reaching customers has been substantiall reduced, according to new figures revealed by telecoms body, Mobile UK.
July 18, 2022
#Talking5G with Paul Cooper, VP of Engineering at Zeetta
Paul Cooper, VP of Engineering at Zeetta, a Bristol-based software company delivering a technology agnostic, self-management interface, talks to us about all things network slicing, from how it works, to how 5G will benefit future network slicing solutions.
July 14, 2022
Webinar review: The Case for Local Authority Digital Champions
As part of our campaign calling on the Government to fund Digital Champions for local authorities we brought together representatives from 26 local authorities to hear from a panel of existing Digital Champions to explain their roles and the impact they have had.
July 13, 2022
Webinar: Join Our Webinar This Afternoon As We Make The Case For Local Authority Digital Champions
Mobile UK and the LGA are today hosting a webinar making the case for Digital Champions. Click here to read more about the event and to sign up.
July 8, 2022
Shared Rural Network Update: SRN Publishes Contract Award Notices
The Contract Award Notice for the Managed Solution (MS) Framework and the Contract Award Notice for the Acquisition, Design and Build (ADB) Framework were published this week.
July 1, 2022
Three Research: Poor connectivity is costing British SMEs £18.77bn a year
Research, conducted by Three UK, YouGov and Development Economics, found that micro-businesses and small to medium sized firms are losing out on an average of one hour of working time per employee per week as staff battle with poor connectivity.
June 29, 2022
Vodafone Research: Reform needed for towns and smaller cities to benefit from full 5G
New research from Vodafone shows that more needs to be done to ensure the UK doesn’t miss out on the full economic benefits of 5G technology, with calculations suggesting that investment in 5G could be worth up to £7bn per year to the UK economy by 2030.
June 27, 2022
Telecoms Industry and Government Come Together to Agree on Commitments to Assist with the Cost-of-Living Crisis
Mobile network operators, alongside the wider telecoms industry, have come together and agreed with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster a set of commitments to support and protect vulnerable customers.
June 27, 2022
SRN Update: Bryn Jones Appointed SRN Director at Digital Mobile Spectrum Ltd (DMSL)
Digital Mobile Spectrum Ltd (DMSL) has appointed Bryn Jones as its new Shared Rural Network (SRN) Director. Bryn joins on 4 July 2022 to lead the DMSL team in delivering the publicly funded element of the programme.
June 23, 2022
Mobile UK Welcomes New Mobile Action Plan for Northern Ireland
Following calls from the industry for dedicated plans to identify barriers and measures to assist the deployment of essential mobile networks, we welcome the publication of a new Mobile Action Plan (MAP) for Northern Ireland.
June 17, 2022
Mobile Operators Launch 999 British Sign Language Emergency Video Relay Service
Mobile operators have launched access to the 999 BSL (British Sign Language) Emergency Video Relay Service.
June 16, 2022
SRN: Suppliers for Two Main Procurement Frameworks Appointed
The two initial procurement frameworks for the Shared Rural Network are now complete, and suppliers have been appointed. The Acquisition, Design and Build (ADB) and Managed Solution (MS) frameworks were published in 2021 by DMSL on behalf of the Mobile Network Operators (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone).
June 15, 2022
Mobile UK and the LGA to Discuss Digital Champions at Joint Webinar – 13 July – Free to Sign Up
Mobile UK and the LGA will be jointly host an online webinar on 13th July 2022 to showcase local authority digital champions and to discuss how this important role can be further embedded into councils across the country.
June 15, 2022
Vodafone switches on the UK’s first live ‘self-powering’ mobile phone mast
Vodafone has switched on the UK’s first live wind- and solar-powered mobile phone mast in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The mast will provide 4G coverage to the community of Eglwyswrw.